EDUC6023

Cultural Variations in Language Learning

10 Units

Many of the cultural expectations that are implicit to language learning are carried subconsciously by native speakers but are often invisible to second language learners. Such aspects as pragmatics, language use, and appropriate role behaviour are often culture-specific and are likely to override semantic considerations for language learners.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the cultural elements in language form in both first and second languages;
  2. Identify and describe cultural variations in language usage in both first and second languages;
  3. Design ways of overcoming cultural variation in pedagogical situations; and
  4. Explain and justify cultural stand points on specific issues of cultural differences.
Content
  1. Cultural elements in language form in both first and second languages;
  2. Case studies of cultural expectations and variations;
  3. Theory explanations of cultural identity; and
  4. Pedagogical methodology for dealing with cultural variations.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Essay/Written Assignment
  • Written Assignment: Essay/Written Assignment
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6023

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