Guías Académicas

SOCIOLINGÜISTICA INGLESA

SOCIOLINGÜISTICA INGLESA

GRADO EN ESTUDIOS INGLESES

Curso 2021/2022

1. Datos de la asignatura

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Código
102525
Plan
ECTS
4.50
Carácter
OPTATIVA
Curso
Optativa 3º y 4º
Periodicidad
Primer Semestre
Área
FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
Departamento
Filología Inglesa
Plataforma Virtual

Campus Virtual de la Universidad de Salamanca

Datos del profesorado

Profesor/Profesora
María Consuelo Montes Granado
Grupo/s
1
Departamento
Filología Inglesa
Área
Filología Inglesa
Centro
Fac. Filología
Despacho
1.9 (en el departamento de Filología Inglesa)
Horario de tutorías
Monday: 13:00-15:00; Thursday:13:00-15:00.

(Also via email. Any change will be indicated on Studium)
URL Web
http://english.usal.es
E-mail
cmg@usal.es
Teléfono
1754
Profesor/Profesora
Pedro Álvarez Mosquera
Grupo/s
1
Departamento
Filología Inglesa
Área
Filología Inglesa
Centro
Fac. Filología
Despacho
Dpto. de Filología Inglesa (despacho 1.8, planta primera)
Horario de tutorías
Pedro Álvarez Mosquera: Tuesday & Wednesday: 8:00- 10:00
URL Web
http://english.usal.es/
E-mail
pedro@usal.es
Teléfono
923294400 Ext. 6156

2. Sentido de la materia en el plan de estudios

Bloque formativo al que pertenece la materia.

English Linguistics

Papel de la asignatura.

The aim is to provide students with knowledge of key concepts of the subject and the ability to apply these concepts in a final group project. 

Perfil profesional.

Professional profiles indicated in the academic guide. To be highlighted: teacher of English,  advisor in English sections (bilingual schools), researcher of sociolinguistic issues.

3. Recomendaciones previas

Asignaturas que se recomienda haber cursado

Linguistics courses

 

Asignaturas que se recomienda cursar simultáneamente

Linguistics courses

4. Objetivo de la asignatura

The acquisition of knowledge in this complex field of study: sociolinguistic, ethnographic and social psychological theoretical frameworks and the ability to apply selected concepts.

Course aims are related to the set of skills and abilities presented in section 6.

5. Contenidos

Teoría.

Brief description of the content

 

Set I:  Key concepts. Selected readings.

 

Set II: Practical applications of sociolinguistics in a group project: students will learn and apply relevant sociolinguistic notions to specific social contexts

6. Competencias a adquirir

Básicas / Generales.

CB1. Ability to acquire and apply sociolinguistic knowledge in a range of situations

CB2. Ability to gather and interpret relevant data using conceptual frameworks

CG3. Ability to read critically assess bibliography in these fields of study.

CG4. Ability to relate knowledge acquired in this subject to other subjects and areas of study.

CG1. Ability to learn new dimensions of communication

CG2. Ability to acquire abstract knowledge

CG3. Ability to read texts in these fields of study

CG4. Ability to analyse and synthesize readings as well as the skill to establish connections with other readings

CG5. Ability in reflective metacommunication

CG6. Competence in the oral expression of ideas in English

CG7. Competence in argumentative discourse in English

CG8. Critical thinking skills and analytical skills

CG9. Individual and cooperative learning in team work

CG10. Ability to engage in self-reflection about their own process of learning

CG11. Ability in optimizing time and taking responsibility for individual and group

CG1. Ability to learn new dimensions of communication

CG2. Ability to acquire abstract knowledge

CG3. Ability to read texts in these fields of study

CG4. Ability to analyse and synthesize readings as well as the skill to establish connections with other readings

CG5. Ability in reflective metacommunication

CG6. Competence in the oral expression of ideas in English

CG7. Competence in argumentative discourse in English

CG8. Critical thinking skills and analytical skills

CG9. Individual and cooperative learning in team work

CG10. Ability to engage in self-reflection about their own process of learning

CG11. Ability in optimizing time and taking responsibility for individual and group assignments

Específicas.

CE1. Ability to learn sociolinguistic dimensions of the English language

CE2. Ability to become acquainted in the connection between language and society

CE3. Ability to understand theories in this interdisciplinary field of study

CE4. Ability to understand and synthesize chosen texts

CE5.  Ability to relate selected texts

CE6. Ability to pass a multiple choice test in this subject

CE7. Ability to engage in team work

CE8. Ability to apply sociolinguistic knowledge

7. Metodologías

Introductory activities  (led by the teacher)

Introductory activities

Aiming to introduce the subject and to present the evaluation system in detail.

Theory sessions  (led by the teacher)

Class sessions devoted to presenting the theoretical part of the subject

 

Explanations and illustrations aiming at introducing the students to key concepts and relevant conceptual frameworks

 

 

 

Practical activities  (led by the teacher)

 

The ability to apply sociolinguistic knowledge in a final group project will be an essential dimension in this subject.

Methodology: Project-based learning and Team-based learning

 

Group work will be compulsory and it will not be substituted by any other activity. The group will work like a team during the course and will explore in depth a range of issues related to the subject, showing analytical and critical thinking skills.

 

Oral presentations

Each group of students will give a final oral presentation, where they will show that they have achieved the aims of the subject.

Autonomous student practice

Out of class individual and group tasks

 

Students will be required to read in depth set readings, to revise the theoretical explanations presented in class, and to devote time to applying that knowledge to analyse specific issues indicated by the teacher.

 

8. Previsión de Técnicas (Estrategias) Docentes

9. Recursos

Libros de consulta para el alumno.

It will be indicated on Studium.

Otras referencias bibliográficas, electrónicas o cualquier otro tipo de recurso.

It will be indicated on Studium.

10. Evaluación

Consideraciones generales.

A continuous assessment system will be implemented in this course, instead of a final evaluation. This requires compulsory attendance. Please take this into account when choosing this elective.

Course requirements:

--Attendance is compulsory in this subject. Enrolling in another elective that is taught during the same time slot MUST be avoided.

--Group dynamics will be used in this subject. In-class and out-of-class group tasks will be required throughout the course to deeply understand the content. In this system, students are very much expected to be active in each class.

--Students are also expected to prepare the set readings indicated on Studium

--Students are warned that neither laptops nor mobile phones are allowed in class unless specifically requested by the teacher/instructor for class activities. Politeness is always required.

--Requirements: A C1 level of English is required. Being able to understand abstract knowledge will facilitate engaging in the subject.

- An active and responsible attitude is demanded in class, in order to prepare required readings individually, and engage in team work for the final group project.

Criterios de evaluación.

A continuous assessment system will be implemented in this course, instead of a final evaluation. This entails the following requirements:

 

  • Completing an Individual Portfolio on set readings (10%)

 

  • Taking a Multiple Choice Test (30%) during the course, once the course content has been presented by the educator.

 

NOTICE that this Test is part of the continuous assessment process. This means that this test will only be taken during the course since it is considered a fundamental stage towards the preparation of final group project.

 

  • Completing a final Group Project (60%), which will be presented at the end of the course, as the last part of the continuous assessment system.

 

  • NOTICE: The workload in this course will be distributed between attendance to classes and out of class individual and group activities. We may require groups to refine and modify their group project, after their oral presentation in class. The last two weeks of the course may be devoted to this. 

 

Second ‘convocatoria’

  • Project (60%)
  • Online submission of an Individual Expanded Portfolio (40%)

Instrumentos de evaluación.

 

Instrumentos de evaluación. Evaluation system

 

 

 

TYPE OF ASSESSMENT

Marks

 

WRITING AN INDIVIDUAL PORTFOLIO

(attendance is compulsory).

 

10

 

TAKING A MULTIPLE CHOICE TEST DURING THE COURSE

(attendance is compulsory).

30

 

 

COMPLETING A FINAL GROUP PROJECT

(attendance is compulsory).

60

 

TOTAL FINAL MARKS

100

Evaluation system for those students who could not attend classes and engage in the group Project:

- 10% of the final grade: Individual written reflections on set readings (indicated on Studium).

- 90% of the final grade: an individual assignment/essay, where they will have to show the same analytical and critical thinking skills as in the continuous assessment system.

 

 

 

- 10% of the final grade: Individual written Reflections on set readings (indicated on Studium).

 

 

 

- 90% of the final grade: an individual assignment/essay, where they will have to show the same analytical and critical thinking skills as in the continuous assessment system.

 

 

 

 

METODOLOGIAS DE EVALUACION

Metodología 

Tipo de prueba a emplear

calificación

WRITING AN INDIVIDUAL PORTFOLIO

 

 

10__%

TAKING A MULTIPLE CHOICE TEST DURING THE COURSE

 

 

30__%

COMPLETING A FINAL GROUP PROJECT

 

 

60__%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

100%

Otros comentarios y segunda convocatoria

Observaciones (p.e. sobre exámenes especiales, adaptaciones, recuperación, etc.):

 

Recomendaciones para la evaluación.

The following recommendations:

 

  • Attend classes regularly, since attendance is compulsory in this course.
  • Complete the required tasks and readings for their Individual Portfolios.
  • Be attentive and active. 

Engage in group work and complete the required group assignment.

Recomendaciones para la recuperación.

Those students who fail this course in the first ‘convocatoria’ will have to do the following:

  • Submit an individual or group Project, (60%)  
  • Submit an expanded Individual Portfolio of set readings (40%).

 

NOTICE: The multiple choice test will only be taken during the course, as part of the continuous assessment system that will be implemented in this course.

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