Period for course registration in Ladok: 14–27 August.
|Course and application code|
|Study period and pace|
This course is given 25 % between weeks 35-02 (distance)
|Syllabus and reading list|
|Questions about registration and admission|
In the module Didactic Perspectives on the Analysis of Pupils’ and Upper-Secondary School Students’ Texts, you will learn about the analysis, assessment and teaching of language structure and lexis (vocabulary), including discussion of relevant didactic methods focusing on these aspects of learner texts and analysis and assessment of actual learner texts. The two coordinating lecturers are Kavita Thomas and Henrik Kaatari.
The course literature you will need is all available as e-books at the University of Gävle library. The textbooks we will use are:
Gass, S., J. Behney & L. Plonsky (Latest Edition). Second Language Acquisition: An Introductory Course. New York: Routledge. A selection of sections (not more than 200 pages).
Long, M. & C. Doughty (Red.) (2009). The Handbook of Language Teaching. Malden, MA: Blackwell. A selection of sections (not more than 150 pages).
Doughty, C. & M. Long (Red.) (2005). The Handbook of Second Language Acquisition. Malden, MA: Blackwell. A selection of sections (not more than 300 pages).
Gass, S. & A. Mackey (Red.) (2012). The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition. New York: Routledge. A selection of sections (not more than 150 pages).
A selection of scientific articles (not more than 200 pages), all of which will be made available online.
The module starts in week 36 and meets every other week until the last meeting of the term in week 50 with final assignments due in early January. There will be 8 seminars and all seminars meet online on Fridays from 13-15. Attendance and active participation at seminars is mandatory.
On Canvas, you will find specific information, such as detailed course descriptions, class timetable, teaching materials, course requirements, discussion forums, and assignments. A great part of your work will be carried out via Canvas, too. It is therefore essential that you register, which will enroll you in the course on Canvas before the semester starts. Course registration opens two weeks before term start, in week 33. See the link to register at the start of this welcome information. Once the module has started, you should check the course site on Canvas on a daily basis. Important information will be posted by your instructors on the first page of the course site (as “Announcements”).
All the meetings for this course are online, in “digital classrooms” via the web conferencing system Zoom. Access to the digital classrooms will be provided through links posted in the course site on Canvas. Please note that you need to have a headset, a microphone and a webcam so as to be able to fully participate in our Zoom sessions. You will find a user guide to Zoom and information about the software at .https://www.hig.se/Ext/En/University-of-Gavle/Library/Learning-Center/Web-meetings-with-Zoom.html
First class meetings
Your first meeting will be on Friday September 8 13-15 online on Zoom. Zoom links can be found on Canvas.
Bear in mind that this is a 25% course and you should expect to put in about 10 hours a week on the course. Please contact the course coordinator with questions on the course itself. You will find answers to your questions on the Canvas course site.
Cheating and plagiarizing are serious academic offences, which result in failing the module in question and being reported to the university’s disciplinary board. To learn about plagiarism and get basic information on how to avoid it, please read this information: https://hig.se/Ext/Sv/Biblioteket/Skriva-och-publicera/Plagiering.html
You will also be asked to take a plagiarism test on Canvas before you can access any of the course material.
The course is given by the Faculty of Education and Business Studies.
Registration for exams, including re-takes, is mandatory. You can register for exams via Ladok. You need to register at least ten days before the exam date. If you didn't register in time, you can not take your exam. No exceptions are made from this rule, we do not accept registrations when the deadline is passed.
If you are a distance study student and want to take your exam off-campus, you need to apply to do so at least three weeks prior to the exam date.
Service and Support
You need to apply for accommodation yourself. Please remember to do it in good time before your arrival. The University of Gävle does not provide any student accommodation.
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Web meetings with Zoom
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- Web meetings with Zoom
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