11 April 2015

Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching


''Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching'' is a free online course which suggests some answers to the questions such as 'What is language?', 'How do we learn meaning in a new language?', 'What is easy and hard about learning another language?', 'And what is the best way to teach other languages?'. It has been developed by the University of Southampton and the British Council, and draws on their exciting joint online course, MA in English Language Teaching.

If you are a fully participating learner in “Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching,” you will be eligible to apply for a scholarship to cover part of the MA fees. You will find out more when you join the course.

The course takes place over four weeks. It will introduce you to some of the latest ideas in research and practice in language learning and teaching.

Also, the case of English will be investigated – the most widely learnt and taught language in the world. How has English achieved this position? What are the implications of the spread of English for policy, teaching and other languages?

The course includes quizzes, activities, discussions and videos filmed around the world. The videos feature experts such as British Council teachers, and staff and students at the University of Southampton.

How do you use language in YOUR life? 
What is YOUR experience of language learning and teaching?

Time: 20 April 2015
Educators: Sara Pierson & Darren Paffey

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