The course takes place over four weeks. It will introduce you to some of the latest ideas in research and practice in language learning and teaching. We will:
Explore second language learning and what it means to learn language
Consider language classrooms and how teaching affects our language learning
Look at the use of technology in teaching, and its benefits and challenges for language learning.
Finally, we will investigate the case of English – the most widely learnt and taught language in the world. How has English achieved this position? What are the implications of the spread of English for policy, teaching and other languages?