Introduction to Applied Linguistics and TESOL

FutureLearn Introduction to Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Platform
FutureLearn
Provider
University of Leicester
Effort
3 hours/week
Length
6 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
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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

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pamela rogerson revell
Author
FutureLearn
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