A. Graduate Learning Outcome
By the end of this course the students are able to This course is designed to help students deepen their knowledge and understanding of English literature, develop their ability in understanding and internalizing literary works, and develop the correct literary attitude. Besides, this course is also tailored to develop students' knowledge and skills in teaching literature, which involve the objectives, methods, teaching-learning process, and its evaluation. Class will be conducted in the form of analyses of literary works: prose, poetry and drama in English, and lecture as well as trainings in teaching literary works.
By the end of this course, the students are able to use Information Communication Technology (ICT) in teaching and learning English, especially in the instructional media development. It explores the methodologies Instructional media development in the teaching and learning process. It emphasizes on the process of developing instructional media for language teaching by using ICT. The students should also be able to apply this knowledge to TEFL teaching, and the development of electronic materials, and be familiar with the ICT-Based research methodology.
This course aims to familiarize students with advanced linguistics knowledge, involving, among others,brief overview on linguistics theories (particularly those in the Generative Linguistics stream), as well as the application of linguistic principles in solving problems in various areas in linguistic sub-disciplines. These include micro-linguistics ( phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics) as well as macro-linguistics (such as pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics). Some parts of Applied Linguistics, such as Contrastive Analysis and Krashen’ Monitor Theory, will also be briefly discussed and analysed in terms of their relationships with pure linguistics principles. Students will learn these topics through lectures and discussions. They will also be assigned to solve various linguistic problems (particularly those related to foreign language teaching) as well as conduct small-scale research and write reports of the research.
The course links directly into knowledges established through previous modules of the programme. For example, it enhances the understanding of language skills and system. It aligns language assessment within the larger context of learning outcomes and curriculum aims and investigates how language is learned and thus how it should be tested.
The course aims to cover these topics:
1. Accountability, validity and fairness in language testing.
2. Reliability and rating scales.
3. Assessing productive skills (writing and speaking)
4. Assessing receptive skills (listening and reading)
5. Testing techniques and procedures
6. Evaluating test items.
7. Considering ethics.
The course will be taught through a workshop-based interaction with a focus on group interaction. Students are also expected to engage with the topic outside the class, for example by working in small project groups. The outcomes of this engagement will be directly relevant for their written assignment.