INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Education and Humanities
3+2 English Language and Literature Master
2013-2014

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 530 Sociolinguistics and the ESL Classroom Graduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
7.5 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Azamat Akbarov, Prof. Dr. Maja Kujundžić, Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

COURSE OBJECTIVE
This course introduces students to theoretical principles governing social and linguistic variation, the methodology used to study it, the patterns and systems that underlie language variation in use, and the ways in which alternations between different language varieties index personal style, social power, and national identity.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. • Multilingual Speech Communities
  2. • Language Variation: focus on users
  3. • Language variation: focus on uses
  4. • Style, Context and Register
  5. • Analysing Discourse
  6. • Attitudes and Application
  7. • Code-switching and Code-Mixing

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Excersises
    • Presentation
    • Project
    • Assignments
    • Case Studies
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Project115
    Midterm Exam(s)115
    Presentation120
    Final Exam150
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • • To explore the educational consequences of linguistic and cultural diversity
    • • Broad overview of sociolinguistics, introducing both early foundational work and current issues in the field.
    • • Introducing language contact and language prestige, multilingualism and language ecology, regional and stylistic variation
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • • Ronald, Wardhaugh. (1986). An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. Basil Blackwell Holmes, Janet. (1992). An introduction to sociolinguistics. Essex, England: Longman.
    • • Tannen, Deborah. (1986). That’s not what I meant! Dallas: Ballantine Books.

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
    Final Examination(1 week) 0
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination7,50
    Total Workload: 0
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0