15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Current Issues in Applied Linguistics offers you an opportunity to reflect upon, and debate, contemporary questions related to language research and language education. The module is designed to stimulate critical thought, ask questions, advance opinions, and generally scratch our heads over some of the knottier problems in language and social life. The aim will be to explore critical current issues and social problems through the lens of language. Topics will vary from year to year, covering a diverse set of important debates within language research. These may include topics like linguistic relativism, linguistic imperialism, digital communication, interculturality, English as a Lingua Franca, and the global business of TESOL.

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK