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Bilingualism (LING90021)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville) and Online

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeLING90021
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1 - On Campus
Semester 1 - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject examine the phenomenon of bi/multilingualism, from individual and societal perspectives. It enables students to understand the language choices made by speakers in bilingual or multilingual settings, the role of language contact in language change, the relationship between language and cognition and the psychological and societal factors influencing language acquisition, language maintenance and language loss. It also considers educational and political issues associated with bi/multilingualism, and familiarizes students with a range of institutional models whereby citizens can be encouraged to successfully learn and use two or more languages in their daily lives.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should have:

  • gained an understanding of bilingualism, both as an individual and as a societal phenomenon;
  • become familiar with linguistic, sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, educational and political issues associated with bilingualism;
  • gained an understanding of bilingual education.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should:

  • have developed skills in abstracting theory from practice;
  • be able to identify unstated assumptions determining an argument;
  • gain formed judgments from conflicting evidence;
  • have become open to new ideas and possibilities;
  • have improved their oral and written communication.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Description

  • A 3000-word essay due at the end of the semester [60%]
  • 2 x 1000-word class papers due mid-semester and at the end of the semester [20% each]

Dates & times

  • Semester 1 - On Campus
    CoordinatorRebecca Defina
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours1 x 2 hour seminar per week. For students taking this subject online: 2 hours of online work related to course materials (activities, self-assessment, bulletin board discussion)
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019
  • Semester 1 - Online
    CoordinatorRebecca Defina
    Mode of deliveryOnline
    Contact hours1 x 2 hour seminar per week. For students taking this subject online: 2 hours of online work related to course materials (activities, self-assessment, bulletin board discussion)
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

Time commitment details

170 hours

Additional delivery details

This subject is offered as both online and on-campus. Some restrictions on student visa holders apply. Please contact the course coordinator for more information.

Further information

Last updated: 6 June 2019