LG490-7-SP: LITERATURE AND DISCOURSE IN LANGUAGE TEACHING
Department: Language and Linguistics
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No Comments: MA programme.
||Dr. Julian Good
||Dr. Julian Good
||Dr. J. Good, office: 4.215, telephone: 01206 874833, email: jrpgoo (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)
|Module is taught during the following terms
This module will first of all look the incorporation of literature into the language classroom, and explore the issues involved. It looks at the different approaches to using literature according to learners' targets; how to select materials for classroom use; identifies some of the distinctive features of literature for classroom use, and presents some practical activities for classrooms.
The discourse element will focus primarily on the notion of discourse competence in language learning. The creation of context in speaking, for example, which is a spontaneous interactive skill for native speakers. This part of the module goes beyond the sentence level to look at the links between language and social settings, coherence and cohesion in written texts, and leading to such issues as pragmatics, gender, genre and critical discourse analysis. The module will look at the link between literature and discourse in the classroom teaching of language.
Learners will understand the place of literature, and discourse analysis, especially relating to context, pragmatics and critical analysis in the language classroom, and in the use of literature to teach a second language.
Learning & Teaching Methods
10 x 2hr lecture.
100 per cent Coursework Mark
PG 1 x 3000 word essay. 100% coursework. Essay Deadline Friday 22 March 2013.
Exam Duration and Period
- Lazar, G. 1993. Literature and Language teaching.
Paran, A. 1998. Literature in Language Teaching and Learning.
McCarthy, M. & Carter, R. 1994.Language as Discourse: Perspectives for Language Teaching. London. Longman.
McCarthy, M. 1991 Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers. CUP. Cambridge.
Yule, G. 1996. Pragmatics. OUP. Oxford.
External Examiner Information
- Name: Dr Julio Gimenez
- Institution: THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
- Academic Role: Lecturer in English language & Acacdemic
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