Course EN3073

Methods in Applied English Linguistics

7.5 Credits
Second Cycle

Starts week 36, 2018

On completion of the course, the students shall be able to:

  • account for different types of data used in applied linguistic research
  • critically discuss the pros and cons of commonly used methods for answering research questions about the language
  • critically evaluate linguistic data presented in previous research from the perspective of the relevance of the material, the appropriateness of the model of analysis, and the validity of the stated findings
  • apply qualitative and quantitative methods for analysing linguistic data, taking into consideration key variables that can affect results in linguistic research
  • present qualitative and quantitative linguistic data in academic writing, and discuss methodological analysis orally, showing a high level of communicative competence.
Starts and ends:
wk36, 2018 - wk45, 2018
Study Rate:
50%
Location:
Flexible (Falun)
Time of Day:
Day
Teaching form:
IT-distance
Language:
English
Entry Qualifications:
  • 90 credits in English including 30 credits at First cycle level 2 or equivalent knowledge. Furthermore proficiency in English documented by one of the following international proficiency test is required: a TOEFL test including TWE with a minimum of 630 (paper) 267 (computer) or 109 (Internet); a Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency with an A or B grade; an IELTS test with a minimum of 7.5 (and no module under 7), or the equivalent knowledge
Application Code:
HDA-H2XYZ
Main field of study:
Online Education
Compulsory meetings:
0 physical
8 online
Computer Skills:

Surf on the Internet, read and send emails, use a word-processing programme (e.g. Word). Plug in peripherals to your computer, install programmes and adapt installations for your computer.

Computer Capacity:

Access to a computer (Not a mini pc, tablet or similar) that is not older than two years (or equivalent) and broadband connection, at least 2 Mbit/s (not mobile broadband, because mobile broadband can vary considerably in speed).

Means of Education:

Higher rate of web-based communication where our learning platform (Learn) is a natural element of the course, as are web-based meetings using sound and image. Lectures can be broadcast live or can alternatively be made available afterwards online. Use more advanced programmes – for example, simulation programmes.