In this module the following issues will be addressed: What is language? What is interlanguage? What is the aim of foreign language teaching? How is language described? How and why are language elements taught?
Focusing on communicative competences in the academic subject “English” in the Danish Primary and Lower Secondary School and in teacher education, this module also deals with approaches to language teaching. In-depth analysis of language samples will be central; e.g. target language forms, early stage interlanguage and more advanced interlanguage development.
The module comprises practical and theoretical work with:
- Describing and analyzing interlanguage in relation to the target language English as a global Lingua Franca, including linguistic variants
- Language description and analysis comprising form, meaning and usage on various levels from context to detail
- The students’ own language and the role of being a language model including the students’ use of appropriate meta-language aimed at various target groups
- The use of various types of tools and analytical models for analyzing and describing language
The student’s own mastery of English in relation to the target areas of the module is continually developed and assessed.
The module is offered at Campus Carlsberg in both autumn and spring semester.