IEL1060 Introduction to Language Studies
This course offers an introduction to the study of language and applied linguistics. It aims to build foundational disciplinary and subject content knowledge through the exploration of key issues and ideas within language/linguistics studies. Through the study of topics such as language change and variation, language acquisition and development, bilingualism and biliteracy, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse analysis, participants will grow in their understanding of the ways in which people and communities use and learn language, and will learn to appreciate the relevance of linguistics to language teaching and learning.
IEL1061 Sounds, Words, and Grammar
This course aims to strengthen the participants’ knowledge of the pronunciation, lexis, and grammar of English, in order to equip them to implement the MOE English Language 2020 syllabus effectively. Participants will engage in a range of listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities which will raise their awareness of how phonological, lexical, and grammatical features of English combine to express meaning. Authentic texts appropriate to the participants’ teaching contexts will be used to demonstrate how sounds, words, and grammar are used to realise meaning in texts.
IEL1062 Understanding the Language Skills
This course aims to strengthen participants’ knowledge of the skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and representing. Participants will be introduced to the theories and principles underpinning these language skills and engage in critical discussions on how this knowledge and awareness helps them to understand language use, language teaching, and language learning.