Course: Sociolinguistics

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Course title Sociolinguistics
Course code KAJ/4432
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Haase Christoph, Dr. Ph.D., M.A.
Course content
Why should we teach literature and why should literature shape our teaching practice? How to integrate literary texts in the ELT classroom with the aim of increasing the students´ reading (critical reading and analytical reading) skills and improve strategies of teaching literature. Teaching Poetry. Teaching Drama. Teaching Fiction. Reading Workshops.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The subject introduces the complexity of relations between language and the society. It introduces clssic as well as Labovian attitudes. Other fields studied are to be language and power, language and age, language and gender.
The students show their ability to use basic terminology, is aware of attitudes in the discipline, can collect data and create a questionnaire.
The student understands basic linguistics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Reading basic sociolinguistic literature and discussion in class.
Recommended literature
  • Downes, W. Language and society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
  • Holmes, J. An introduction to sociolinguistics. Harlow: Longman, 2007.
  • Romaine, S. Language in society: An introduction to sociolinguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Wardhaugh, R. An introduction to sociolinguistics. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2006.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teaching English Language and Literature for Primary Schools (A14) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter