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 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Objectives

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.

Replacing Course(s) NA
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
  • Case Studies - 2 Case Studies (40% & 30%) * Design ways of overcoming cultural variation in pedagogical situations * Explain and justify cultural stand points on specific issues of cultural differences * Cultural elements in language form in both first and second languages
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Identify and describe cultural variations in language usage in both first and second languages.
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6023

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