Language and Social Context PG (7663.8)
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Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a general understanding of the complexity of relations between language and society and increased their sensitivity to the social and cultural factors that inform language teaching and learning; and
2. Demonstrate, in appreciable depth, a sociolinguistic topic that bears on their present or future work as language teachers.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
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 - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Assumed knowledgeCompetence in the English Language.
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Required text (UC 3 hour Short Loan; also available from the Co-op):
Holmes, J., and N. Wilson (2017). An introduction to sociolinguistics. 5th ed. London and New York: Routledge.
Supplementary text (UC 3 hour Short Loan)
Hornberger, N. H., & McKay, S. L. (2010) (eds.). Sociolinguistics and language education. Bristol/Buffalo/Toronto: Multilingual Mattters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 following breakdown is suggested (per week): attending (or listening to) lectures and tutorials 3 hours; reading 3 hours; preparation for assessment 3 hours; Canvas participation 1 hour.
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.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Not applicable to this unit.
All assignments must be typed and spaced to at least 1.5 lines with sufficient margins for comments.
All assignments must use appropriate referencing and bibliography conventions (APA 6th Edition).
More detailed information will be made available on Canvas.