Sociolinguistics for Second Language Teachers (7994LHS)

This course provides an introduction to contemporary social issues and phenomena that affect language learners. Topics include language contact and change, language variation, gender, identity and culture, migration and citizenship, and the role of language in contributing to inequality. Students also learn about applications of sociolinguistics in the fields of education, language policy and planning and become familiar with current debates in the fields of language testing, language endangerment and linguistic human rights.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level


Student contribution band

Band 1

Usually available

Nathan Trimester 1

Course offerings and timetables


Key dates

Course start date
25 February 2019
Last day to add a course
10 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
24 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
28 April 2019

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Workshop
Workshop (11371) Open Friday 11:00 - 13:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N53 -1.24
Willett Centre
Nathan Campus