Issues of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education
The course constitutes a general introduction to the topic.
Bilingualism can broadly be described as having the knowledge of, and the ability to use, two languages. The course offers an overview of a wide range of important dimensions of bilingualism, incl. conceptual, cognitive, psychological, social, pedagogical, etc. A number of critical issues are considered, such as:
What constitutes knowledge of two (or more) languages?
How is such knowledge acquired and used?
How does bilingual knowledge affect the bilingual speaker’s general cognitive capacity?
How does bilingual knowledge affect the bilingual speaker’s social identity?
From a pedagogical perspective, what are the most effective methods of attaining bilingual knowledge?
|Faculty||Faculty of Education and Arts|
|School||School of Humanities and Social Science|
Not currently offered
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Educational aspects of bilingualism: relationship between bilingualism and literacy; educational policies.
|Assumed Knowledge||LING1110/1001 or LING1120 or LING6910|
|Timetable||2016 Course Timetables for LING6060|