ENG-3060 Multilingualism - 10 ECTS
This course is mandatory for students in the master's programme in English acquisition and multilingualism and elective for students in the master's programme in education year 8-13 (lektorutdanninga, studieretning engelsk).
This course may be taken as a single course by students who meet the admission requirements for the MA programme in English Acquisition and Multilingualism.
Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), or equivalent qualification, in English language, or a degree combining English language and literature, with a minimum of 80 ECTS in English. An average grade equivalent to C or better (in the English coursework, 80 ECTS) is required.
Application code: 9371 - Enkeltemner på masternivå (Nordic applicants).
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.
The following coursework requirements must be completed and approved in order to take the final exam:
Project work involving empirical investigation of multilingual language competence and use followed by an oral presentation based on the project work. The obligatory coursework requirements must be approved in order to take the final exam.
The exam will consist of:
Assessment method: Term paper (4000-5000 words).
Performance in the course will be assessed on an A-F grades scale. Grades are A-E for passed and F for failed. A re-sit examination is offered in the event of an F grade. The deadline to register for a re-sit examination is January 15th for the Autumn semester and August 15th for the Spring semester. For the re-sit exam the student may submit a revised version of his/her term paper.