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Northumbria University: Applied Linguistics for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Institution Northumbria University
Department Humanities
Web http://www.northumbria.ac.uk
Email bc.applicantservices@northumbria.ac.uk
Telephone 0191 406 0901
Study type Taught

Summary

For individuals with more than 2 years English language teaching experience, this course offers a comprehensive critique of the key concepts and theories that lie behind language teaching. You will take a critical professional perspective towards TESOL and Applied Linguistics in a global, cultural, political and educational context.

Language is embedded in the social, cultural, personal, and interpersonal processes of human life, with complex forms and patterns that constantly develop to help us communicate more effectively. Thus, you will be encouraged to think of language as more than a set of rules. Instead, you will recognise language use as a complex process with personal, social and educational consequences, and you will acquire the knowledge and skills required to reflect critically upon your own language teaching practice.

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