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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM292: Bilingual and Multilingual Perspectives on Language Learning and Teaching

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (8 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Gabriela Meier (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


May (2013) and Conteh and Meier (forthcoming) argue that we are witnessing the ‘multilingual turn’ in languages education. And there is a call for multilingual TESOL. In this module you will have an opportunity to reflect on and study language hierarchies and status (politics of language) that we sometimes take for granted, evaluate multilingual approaches to teaching and learning (bi-/multilingual teaching methods) as a response to personal and societal multilingualism in globalised societies, and to what extent bi-/multilingual approaches can be applied in a classroom through mini lessons (application to practice). This is suitable for students who have an interest in international and multilingual educational settings

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