Course Title Course Code Program Level
Multilingualism and Language Teaching in Multicultural Environments ELTE023 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 -
Recommended Optional Programme Component -
Course Objectives The course aims to provide a deep understanding of sociolinguistic factors and how they influence language use and language teaching. Also, it aims students to develop critical thinking skills to adapt and design language teaching strategies that cater to a multicultural and multilingual classroom.
Course Content This course explores the complexities of language teaching in multicultural environments with an emphasis on the role of multilingualism. Also, the challenges and opportunities presented by diverse linguistic backgrounds and effective strategies for inclusive language teaching are examined.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Students will develop a heightened awareness of diverse cultures and the role of language in shaping cultural identity. Students will enhance their linguistic knowledge and language teaching skills to better accommodate multilingual learners. Students will learn to create inclusive and equitable learning environments that recognize and value the linguistic diversity of their students.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction to Multilingualism and Multiculturalism
2. Week Language Diversity and its Impact
3. Week Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism
4. Week Second Language Acquisition
5. Week Teaching Methods for Multilingual Classrooms
6. Week Inclusive Language Education
7. Week Language Assessment in Multilingual Contexts
8. Week Midterm
9. Week Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
10. Week Classroom Management in Multilingual Settings
11. Week Cultural Sensitivity and Global Citizenship
12. Week Multilingualism and Professional Development
13. Week Revision
14. Week Final
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 Aronin, L., & Singleton, D. (2012). Multilingualism (Vol. 30). John Benjamins Publishing.
Work Placement(s)
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