Applied English Linguistics

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Applied English Linguistics

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Education, Grammar, Linguistics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Outline
    This course first studies English morphology, focusing on basic concepts, internal structures of English words, the nature of word-formation processes. Then it examines strategies for vocabulary learning and some skills in vocabulary teaching. It also studies basic concepts of language acquisition and explores some issues of language acquisition such as similarities and differences between first and second language acquisition. Finally, this course reviews some morphology-related questions from previous Teachers' Screening Tests.

    Course Objective
    -Some basic knowledge about the internal structure of English words and the nature of word-formation processes
    -Vocabulary using context and word analysis
    -Strategies for vocabulary learning
    -Teaching skills for presenting and practising vocabulary items in classroom
    -Issues of language acquisition: first and second language acquisition
    -Review of previous Teachers' Screening Tests

    Textbook, Material
    English Words, R. Stockwell & D. Minkova, Cambridge, 2003
    Morphology, F. Katamba & J. Stonham, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
    Mastering Vocabulary, D. Henry & S. Pongratz, 2007, Pearson/Longman
    How to Teach Vocabulary, S. Thornbury, 2008, Pearson/Longman
    Second Language Acquisition: An Introductory Course, S. Gass, J, Behney, & L. Plonsky, Routledge, 2013 (4th edition)

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