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Language as a medium for teaching and learning
Are you interested in English language education? This free course, Language as a medium for teaching and learning, examines the use of language as a cultural tool which allows humans to become involved in a two-way process of constant change. The course will help those within the teaching environment to relate theoretical discussion to professional practice.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- Understand the process of teaching and learning in classrooms, and the role of language in that process
- appreciate how a sociocultural approach can be used to make critical, constructive analyses of classroom interaction in a variety of second language learning contexts
- use this knowledge to reflect on second language learning processes in the classroom.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Language as knowledge, language as educational medium
- 2 Vygotsky and socio-cultural psychology
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Level 3: Advanced
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