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FutureLearn Introduction to Applied Linguistics and TESOL

University of Leicester via FutureLearn

  • Overview
  1. FutureLearn
    Platform:
    FutureLearn
    Provider:
    University of Leicester
    Effort:
    3 hours/week
    Length:
    6 weeks
    Language:
    English
    Credentials:
    Paid Certificate Available
    Overview
    Explore the field of applied linguistics through real-world case studies
    This online course introduces the field of applied linguistics and how it relates to disciplines including linguistics and language teaching.

    You’ll explore real-world examples of applied linguistics, such as forensic linguistics and language assessment. You’ll look at the field’s impact on important issues - for example, reducing gender bias in language use and simplifying legal language.

    You’ll find out what applied linguists do through a series of case studies. Specialists will work through problems and show you applied linguistic research methods to solve them.

    This course is designed for:
    • anyone interested in linguistics and language teaching, and thinking of a career in these fields
    • people considering a postgraduate degree in applied linguistics or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
    • professionals already working in applied linguistics or related fields, who want an update on current thinking and practice.

    What topics will you cover?
    • Have you ever met an applied linguist?
    • Language and the big decisions in life
    • Inspiring language learning
    • The social role of pronunciation
    • Investigating language in use
    • Joining the Applied Linguistics and TESOL community at Leicester

    Taught by
    pamela rogerson revell

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