SECOND LANGUAGE LITERACIES

EDU5SLL

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Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students explore the development of literacy skills by second language learners. The nature of literacy and language practices associated with written language in different target languages is considered. Issues faced by second language learners in learning to read and write effectively in a second language, and the ways in which teachers can assist the development of second language literacy is explored.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorHoward Nicholas

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsReading PackRecommendedSubstantial Reading List. Links to research articles provided by lecturer on e-reserveNot Relevant
ReadingsControversies in Second Language Writing: Dilemmas and Decisions in Research and Instruction,RecommendedPearson Casanave, C.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PRESS 2003
ReadingsExploring the dynamics of Second Language writing,RecommendedKroll, B.CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 2003
ReadingsGenre and Second Language Writing,RecommendedHyland, K.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PRESS 2004
ReadingsLearning to Read Across Languages: Cross-Linguistic Relationships in First and Second-Language Literacy Development,RecommendedKoda, K. & Zehler, A. (Eds)ROUTLEDGE 2008
ReadingsSecond Language writing research: Perspectives on the Process of Knowledge Construction,RecommendedMatsuda, P. & Silva, T. (eds)LAWRENCE ERLBAUM 2005

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand key concepts involved in developing literacy in an additional language

Activities:
Session 1: Defining second language literacy; Session 2: Digital and visual literacies; Session 3: Orthographies; Session 5 Reading in a second language; Session 6: Influences on and shaping of literacy in an additional language; Session 7: Literacy and Identity

02. Understand theoretical developments in second language literacy research

Activities:
Session 1: Defining second language literacy; Session 2: Digital and visual literacies; Session 3: Orthographies; Session 5 Reading in a second language; Session 6: Influences on and shaping of literacy in an additional language; Session 7: Literacy and Identity

03. Demonstrate critical and reflexive thinking and action

Activities:
Session 6: Influences on and shaping of literacy in an additional language

04. Develop approaches and plan activities requiring the synthesis of multiple perspectives and the integration of theoretical perspectives and practical issues

Activities:
Session 1: Defining second language literacy; Session 2: Digital and visual literacies; Session 3: Orthographies; Session 5 Reading in a second language; Session 6: Influences on and shaping of literacy in an additional language; Session 7: Literacy and Identity

05. Work with others to develop knowledge

Activities:
Session 1: Defining second language literacy; Session 7: Literacy and Identity

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