Introduction to Applied Linguistics

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Applied Linguistics

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    This course is designed to foster an informed professional outlook on the field of applied linguistics in general. Mainly the course gives a thorough introduction into the various subfields of applied linguistics (e.g., first/second language acquisition, language and society, language and psychology, language and brain, discourse analysis, etc.) and major issues involved with them. By the end of this course, students will gain broader background knowledge about the field of applied linguistics in general and be familiarized with common concepts and terminologies within the field, and understand some of the key findings and debates in different subfields.

    Required textbook: Wei, L. (ed.). (2014). Applied linguistics. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. [LW]
    All other required readings are available on EKU.
    Readings must be completed by the day we begin the topic in class.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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