Course Title Course Code Program Level
Language and Society ELTE001 English Language Teaching B.A. / B.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
28 - - - - 90 118 2 4

Teaching Staff Prof. Dr. Abdulvahit Çakır
Language of Instruction İngilizce (English)
Type Of Course Elective
Prerequisites There are no prerequisites.
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives The aim of the course is to enable students to learn about language varieties, language, culture and society and its relationship with education.
Course Content Basic concepts related to sociolinguistics, gender, age, style, context, register and speech functions, linguistic diversity such as language, cognition and culture, the relationship between sociolinguistics and education, language change, regional and social dialects, language use and sociolinguistic proficiency, pidgin and creole languages
Learning Outcomes (LO) At the end of this course, students; 1) understand the basic concepts of sociolinguistics 2) know linguistic varieties 3) know linguistic diversity in terms of users and uses 4) understand language, cognition and culture 5) discuss sociolinguistics and its relationship with education 6) learn about language change 7) learn about pidgin, creole, regional and will have knowledge about social dialects
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction to sociolinguistics
2. Week Linguistic Diversities
3. Week Language change for users (gender and age)
4. Week Language change for users (gender and age)
5. Week Language change in terms of usage (style, content and register)
6. Week Language change in terms of usage (speech functions)
7. Week Midterm
8. Week Pidgin and Creole languages
9. Week Language, cognition and culture
10. Week Sociolinguistics and education
11. Week Language change
12. Week Sociolinguistic competence
13. Week Regional and social dialects
14. Week Revision
Mid-term (%) 40
Quizes (%)
Homeworks/Term papers (%)
Practice (%)
Labs (%)
Projects/Field Work (%)
Seminars/Workshops (%)
Final (%) 60
Other (%)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References
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