ENG-3060 Multilingualism - 10 ECTS
Type of course
This course is mandatory for students in the MA programme in English Acquisition and Multilingualism and elective for students in the MA programme in teacher education year 8-13 (lektorutdanninga, studieretning engelsk, jf. progresjonskrav for år 4) and students in the MA programme in Theoretical Linguistics.
This course may be taken as a single course by students who qualify for admission to the MA programme in English Acquisition and Multilingualism.
A bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), or equivalent qualification, in English language, or a degree combining English language and literature (minimum 80 ECTS in English). Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent issued in Europe, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand: An average grade equivalent to C or better is required. Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent issued in countries other than the above mentioned region/countries: An average grade equivalent to B or better is required.
Application code: 9371 - Enkeltemner på masternivå (Nordic applicants).
Course contentThe acquisition and maintenance of more than one language can open doors to many personal, academic, social, and economic opportunities. How do bilingual children acquire more than one language? And how do bilingual speakers maintain and use multiple languages in personal communication and professional cooperation among people? The course examines key aspects from research into multilingualism combining teaching of many linguistic, cognitive, educational, societal, or cultural aspects of multilingualism. Topics will include multilingual language competence across the lifespan, heritage language maintenance and transmission, advantages and challenges of multilingualism to the personal, academic or professional development. The course uses a research-driven approach. The students will be engaged in a variety of tasks including project work and writing an academic paper.
Objectives of the course
The students have the following learning outcomes:
The student has knowledge of:
- approaches and methods in the study of multilingualism
- central aspects of individual and/or societal multilingualism
- advantages and challenges of multilingualism
The student is able to/can:
- evaluate and reflect on existing approaches, theories and methods
- critically evaluate the benefits of multilingualism
- analyze and interpret empirical data
The course will also help students develop their skills in oral presentation and argumentation, as well as their ability to cooperate with fellow students and carry out independent project work.
The course is taught 2 hours per week for 13 weeks. Teaching will be a combination of lectures and group work.
Quality assurance: All courses undergo a halfway evaluation once in a 2-year period at the master´s level. The Programme Board determines which programme options will be evaluated per year, and which courses will be evaluated by the students and the teacher per year.
|Assignment||A–E, fail F|
To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:
|Short presentation||Approved/ Not approved|
|Longer presentation||Approved/ Not approved|
More info about the coursework requirementsOne short presentation in the first half of the semester based on the project work involving either theoretical or empirical investigation of multilingual language competence and use. A longer presentation at the end of the semester. The final presentation should be connected to the term paper.
- About the course
- Campus: Tromsø |
- ECTS: 10
- Course code: ENG-3060
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- Institutt for språk og kultur
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