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LI1002   Foundations of Language 2

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 7

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: Lectures: 2.00 pm Mon, Tue, Thu Tutorial: 2.00 pm Fri

This module will consider three important aspects of language: Language and the Mind, which examines how language is acquired or learned and then stored; Language and Society, which considers the way language is shaped by context and culture; and Teaching Language, which considers how linguistic and educational theory shapes language teaching. There will be an element of active participation in the lectures as well as in the seminars.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 lectures plus 1 seminar

Scheduled learning hours: 44

Guided independent study hours: 156

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Mr J Harvey, Ms A Malcolm-Smith, Ms K Tavakoli