Course Description

Course Name

Applied English Linguistics

Session: VSOF3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course Outline
This course first studies English morphology, focusing on basic concepts, internal structures of English words, the nature of word-formation processes. Then it examines strategies for vocabulary learning and some skills in vocabulary teaching. It also studies basic concepts of language acquisition and explores some issues of language acquisition such as similarities and differences between first and second language acquisition. Finally, this course reviews some morphology-related questions from previous Teachers' Screening Tests.

Course Objective
-Some basic knowledge about the internal structure of English words and the nature of word-formation processes
-Vocabulary using context and word analysis
-Strategies for vocabulary learning
-Teaching skills for presenting and practising vocabulary items in classroom
-Issues of language acquisition: first and second language acquisition
-Review of previous Teachers' Screening Tests

Textbook, Material
English Words, R. Stockwell & D. Minkova, Cambridge, 2003
Morphology, F. Katamba & J. Stonham, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
Mastering Vocabulary, D. Henry & S. Pongratz, 2007, Pearson/Longman
How to Teach Vocabulary, S. Thornbury, 2008, Pearson/Longman
Second Language Acquisition: An Introductory Course, S. Gass, J, Behney, & L. Plonsky, Routledge, 2013 (4th edition)

*Course content subject to change