Language Learning at The Open University
This module is for people interested in exploring English language, literacy learning and teaching in today’s world with its increasing linguistic and cultural diversity and rapid technological development. The module uses key current ideas and debates, together with audio-visual examples of practice from different language contexts, to explore new and more effective ways of helping students to learn language/English, to learn through language/English and to learn about language/English. It is designed for people teaching English, either as a first, additional or foreign language, for those teaching through English and also for those who are more generally interested in the role of language in education. Vocational relevance. While designed to appeal to a broad range of educationalists interested or involved in the role of language and literacy, the module will be of particular interest to anyone teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), English as an additional language (EAL), English as a foreign language (EFL) or any other aspect of English language teaching (ELT). If you are involved in English language education, a postgraduate degree in applied linguistics and language education is an excellent qualification for enhancing your career potential.