Being a Communicatively Effective Language Learner and User

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDAR1036 LC (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

In GDAR1036, students will be exposed to the new targets and attitudes of language learning and language use. The contemporary theoretical concepts (i.e., ethnography of learning, communication and learners, communicative competence) will be illustrated by examples taken from social, academic and workplace face-to-face and online contexts. To consolidate learning and language use, students will have to apply the new theoretical concepts to critically evaluate the ways in which English is used effectively, with particular reference to interpersonal/ intercultural experiences. They will also have to record, comment and reflect on the use of English in various settings and interaction modes as ethnographers while they are studying the course.


Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.