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    EDU E820F
    Exploring the Learning and Teaching of English
    EDU E820F
    Exploring the Learning and Teaching of English
    Course Start Date
    Aut 2020
    Course Level
    Postgraduate
    Length in Terms
    2 terms
    Credits
    20
    Language
    English
    Fees ($) (including lab fees)
    N/A
    Future Terms
    Course
    Start Date
    Course Level Length in Terms Credits
    Language
    Fees ($)
    (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Aut 2020
    Postgraduate 2 terms 20
    English
    N/A

    Course Coordinator: Dr Danny Leung, BA, MPhil, PhD (CUHK)

    Aims
    This course is designed to help students develop an in-depth and critical understanding of the English language and how it is used, taught and learnt. It aims to foster students’ ability to explore how linguistic theories can be used to engage with issues concerning English language learning and teaching. Students of this course are expected either to be teachers of English as a foreign or second language, or to be involved with English language education in some other way.

    Contents
    The contents of the course cover the following diverse but complementary components:

    • Theories for exploring language

    • Systemic functional linguistics

    • Critical discourse analysis

    • Ethnography

    • Second language learning and teaching theories

    • Research practice in English language learning and teaching

    Contact hours
    Normally two 2-hour lectures and one 2-hour tutorial per week.

    Assessment
    There are three components:

    • one individual/group oral presentation (20%)

    • two individual written assignments (40% and 20% each)

    • one final group project (40%)

    Except for some designated assignments, students are required to submit assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).

    Set book(s)
    To be confirmed.

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