Study of Language G (11384.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
| Bruce, Canberra
|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. Describe language as a system;
2. Recognise key concepts in linguistics;
3. Identify and explain linguistic structures such as sounds and sound patterns, word and phrasal categories and rules of syntax; and
4. Apply knowledge of linguistics to language teaching and learning.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
Equivalent units7649 Study of Language G
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Eleni Petraki|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Online||Dr Eleni Petraki|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Maya Gunawardena|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Online||Dr Maya Gunawardena|
Fromkin, V., Rodman, R., Hyams, N., Amberber, M., Cox, F. and Thornton, R. (2021). An Introduction to Language (10th Australian and NZ edition). Cengage learning.
NOT THE AMERICAN EDITION PLEASE.
Students are expected to access and use only the 10th Australian edition. Readings based on the 9th Australian edition have been included in the timetable of activities in case this is relevant to students.
The textbook is available for reading and borrowing as a hard copy or an e-copy through the UC library.
You can purchase the book as hard or e-copy from the UC Supplier, the School Locker. Texts can be ordered using the link:
The e-copy can also be purchased through the publisher's website.
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.
Special assessment requirements
A. Students must complete every assessment item in order to pass the unit. Normally an aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
B. Students should keep a copy of any assessment item that has been submitted.
C. Moderation is used in the TESOL courses to maintain agreed standards in the assessment of student work through a valid, consistent and transparent process, in line with the UC Assessment policy. Sample assignments at different grade levels will be moderated for each assessment item in each unit. All assignments that receive a FAIL grade will be moderated. In addition, when the work of a student is awarded a mark or grade that leads to a FAIL grade in the unit, the assignment will be moderated by another academic in the field before the final grades are released to students.
D. Special consideration: In the case of illness, misadventure or unavoidable commitments, participants should contact the unit Convener as soon as possible.
E. If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the lecturer about the matter.
F. Feedback: In the context of assessment, feedback is information returned to students in a timely manner, on their progress in their course or unit.
G. Provision of valid documentation: 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. Where plagiarism is suspected, the assignment will be referred to the Associate Dean Education who will determine penalties. These may include failing the assessment item or failing the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are expected to devote ten hours a week for the completion of this unit and the remaining hours can be allocated to unit related tasks based on students' preference and need.
The time devoted to the unit would normally consist of:
Reading and lectures (required text and additional readings) 30
Completing activities on the Modules on the Canvas site 70
Assessment items 50
Your engagement in asynchronous and synchronous activities, and reading material will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of engagement may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items. Assessment items draw upon the learning completed through synchronous and asynchronous tasks.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to have word processing and IT skills to allow them to fully engage in the unit through Canvas and to complete their assessment. This includes basic word processing skills, engagement in Canvas activities, posting messages, uploading video and audio files, uploading assignments, and using the library catalogue and library databases. Students should ensure they have access to a computer and a safe workspace to complete the online activities.
None. Students may purchase the textbook or access library copies. The textbook will be used regularly during the synchronous sessions and it is the students' responsibility to have completed the reading and weekly textbook tasks on time.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Not applicable to this unit.
Instructions for Assignments:
- Please respect the word limit as indicated in the unit outline/Canvas site.
- When typing assignments, use 1.5 or double spacing and font size 12.
- Use page numbering.
- Check your work carefully for spelling and grammatical errors.
- Appendices should be added at the end of your assignment and should be numbered and linked to the main text.
- References should be organised based on the APA referencing style:https://canberra.libguides.com/c.php?g=599301&p=4148716
- References should include only works which have been cited in the main text or appendices.
This unit involves research-led education. There are active researchers delivering this 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.
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 email@example.com if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
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