Language in Social Context G (11383.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
UCI - Hanoi University, Hanoi
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Recognise the complexity of language use in society;
2. Explain the relevance of sociolinguistic topics to their professional practice as language teachers; and
3. Apply their knowledge and skills creatively in their professional practice in language teaching and learning.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Dr Siewimm Tan|
|2021||UCI - Hanoi University, Hanoi||Vietnam Period 1||22 February 2021||On-Campus||Dr Siewimm Tan|
|2021||UCI - Hanoi University, Hanoi||Vietnam Period 3||19 July 2021||On-Campus||Dr Siewimm Tan|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Siewimm Tan|
|2022||UCI - Hanoi University, Hanoi||Vietnam Period 1||21 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Siewimm Tan|
|2022||UCI - Hanoi University, Hanoi||Vietnam Period 3||18 July 2022||On-Campus||Dr Siewimm Tan|
Required text [available online via UC Library]
Holmes, J., & Wilson, N. (2017). An introduction to sociolinguistics. 5th ed. London and New York: Routledge.
Required readings [available online via UC Library]
Chinh, N. D. (2013). Cultural diversiry in English language teaching: Learners' voices. English Language Teaching, 6(4): 1-7.
Do, H., Giang, T. H. T., & Mai, K. (2018). Vietnamese telephone openings: Both universals and particulars. Language and Dialogue, 8(3): 363-389.
Forrest, J., & Dandy, J. (2018). Proficiency in English, linguistic shift and ethnic capital: An intergenerational analysis of non-English speaking background immigrant groups in Sydney, Australia. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 39(2): 111-123.
Nguyen, N. T., Grainger, P., & Carey, M. (2016). Code-switching in English language education: Voices from Vietnam. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 6(7): 1333-1340.
Nguyen, T. T. T., & Hamid, M. O. (2018). Bilingualism as a resource: Language attitudes of Vietnamese ethnic minority students. Current Issues in Language Planning, 19(4): 343-362.
Pham, B., & McLeod, S. (2016). Consonants, vowels and tones across Vietnamese dialects. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 18: 122-134.
Pham, S. N. (2018). Locked out of our mother tongues. Eureka Street, 28(6): Australia.
Supplementary readings and journals of interest [available online via UC Library]
Additional resources will be made available on the unit Canvas site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Sample assignments reflecting the range of grades will be moderated. All assignments that receive a fail grade will be reassessed by a colleague in the discipine.
Special assessment requirements
Students must complete and submit ALL assessments to pass the unit. An aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
Use of text matching software
Please note that the University takes student conduct very seriously. All documentation provided to University staff must be valid and the provision of fraudulent documentation carries with it potentially serious consequences, including suspension and/or exclusion from the University. Note that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the Associate Dean for Education (ADE) as a prescribed authority for investigation.
Students are expected to attend classes, prepare for and participate in tutorial activities, read the required readings and other sources, work in groups and complete all assessment items to the best of their ability. They should also consult the lecturer when in doubt.
Breakdown of workload:
Lectures and tutorials: 36 hours
Readings and other preparation: 36 hours
Assessments: 60 hours
Group study, consultations: 18 hours
Your participation in both class and online activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Required IT skills
Microsoft Word, Email, Internet, use of Canvas, the library catalogue and research databases.
This unit utilises e-resources subscribed to by the UC Library. These can be accessed, at no additional cost to students, via the unit Canvas site.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Provision of information to the group
Notifications through the Canvas Announcements Forum or the Canvas Discussion Forums are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they check for announcements on the Unit's Canvas website (forum messages are also emailed to student email addresses only). Students should ensure they check their student email regularly. The Canvas discussion forums will be checked by staff regularly.
Use of student email account
The University Email policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes". Therefore all unit enquiries should be emailed using a student university email account. Students should contact ServiceDesk@canberra.edu.au if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
Research led education
The unit addresses research-led education. There are active researchers teaching the unit who are able to engage students in deep and active learning and transmit to students their passion for the research they are carrying out.
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