Faculty of Arts
|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Organisational Unit||Japanese Studies|
|Offered||Not offered in 2014|
|Coordinator(s)||Dr Robyn Spence-Brown|
Previously coded JAL5530
A broad introduction to theoretical and practical issues in the teaching and acquisition of Asian languages. Topics include communicative competence (what students need to know in order to interact in Asian languages); the aims of language teaching; how people learn language; course design; approaches and methods; and assessment. The aim is not to provide definitive answers but to introduce students to a cross-section of current thinking and research on relevant issues. Seminar discussions and activities will enable students to relate the general issues to their own teaching and learning situations and to learn from the experience of others.
Students at fifth-year level will use more sophisticated library research skills and analysis and a higher level of written presentation skills.
Written work and Class presentation: 80%
3 hours (2 x 1 hour seminars and 1 x 1 tutorial) per week