This unit develops knowledge of language and culture needed by teachers to inform their own teaching practice, to prepare for more advanced units relating to language and literacy, and in part as content to teach to their own students. It begins by considering how we use and, through use, continue to learn spoken and written language and other semiotic systems as means of communication within cultural and social contexts. It then goes on to examine the patterns of language used to construct discourse, including key principles for dealing with details of grammar, wording, speech sounds and writing.
Prescribed Text - LANGUAGE & LEARNING: AN INTRODUCTION FOR TEACHING
Recommended Text - GRAMMAR MATTERS
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