This module focuses on the systems of English language, i.e. grammar, lexis, pronunciation and pragmatics. It introduces different frameworks and categories for analysing these components and provides opportunities to use these to analyse language use in spoken discourse and written texts. It examines the changes in English resulting from its role as a global language. In particular, this module provides opportunities to apply this knowledge to the teaching of English as a second or foreign language and to the evaluation and design of syllabuses, teaching materials and lesson plans.
*Please note that although all module information is correct for the 2017/18 academic year, it is subject to change for future academic years.
Module assessment - more information
1. Language analysis tasks (1000 words each) - worth 25% of the module mark.
2. Language analysis tasks (1500 words each) - worth 25% of the module mark.
3. Coursework involving professional tasks that show the application of applied linguistic knowledge in language teaching (3000 words) - worth 50% of the module mark.