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La Universidad Católica de Loja

Introduction to Applied Linguistics


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Departamento de Ciencias de la Educación


Sección Lenguas Contemporáneas

Titulación Ciclo

§§ Ciencias de la Educación, mención:


-- Inglés V

Profesora autora:
Nina Nesterenko

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Assignment: Introduction to Applied Linguistics
Assignment
First bimester

LEARNING ACTIVITY 1

A: Explain the main concept of Applied Linguistics as a language - related


problem–solving approach. Analyse and explain the relationships between
Psycho- ,Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics and Education.

1. TOPIC:

Relationships between Applied Linguistics and Education

2. COMPETENCES that support the activity:

–– Ability to manage the pedagogical knowledge and the language at a


level in which the student can demonstrate an excellent professional
performance in the teaching of EFL/ESL.
–– Ability to recognize and to value the cultural implications from the native
language as well as from the English language.

3. STRATEGIES:

a. BEFORE STARTING YOUR WORK READ ATTENTIVELY THE


STRATEGIES, AND GET ACQUAINTED WITH GRADING RUBRICS!
b. Read and study the corresponding information in the didactic guide (Units
1 and 2). You may also consult the Internet or any other reliable source.
(Remember to cite properly the used sources)
c. Provide your own definition of Applied Linguistics and give examples of
its applications in general.
d. Explain why Applied Linguistics is knowns as a language related problem-
solving approach. Give concrete examples that illustrate your explanation.
(2 – 3 examples minimum)
e. Specify the applications of linguistics regarding education. Provide
practical examples of applications of linguistics in the class room. (1 -2
examples minimum)
f. State the importance of Applied linguistics in EFL teaching. Provide valid
reasons that prove your explanation.

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g. Describe the main points of Sociolinguistics and Psycholinguistics.


h. Explain how and in what way Socio- and Psycholinguistics are related
to Applied Linguistics and what makes them be important elements for
Education.
i. Write why and how the knowledge of these disciplines may help educators
achieve the best results in teaching- learning process.
j. Use terminology of the course.
k. The length of your writing should be minimum 600 - 650 words.
l. Be succinct as possible.
m. Use your own words. Plagiarism will be graded zero.
n. Use free format for your answer. It can be done as an essay or as
individual subtopics. Be sure to include in your answer all the aspects
mentioned above.

4. EVALUATION CRITERIA

GRADING RUBRICS

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Meets or exceeds
Inadequate Acceptable
expectations
0 – 0,9 points 1,0 - 2,4 points
2, 5 –3,0 points
–– Information is not
relevant to the –– Information is partly
topic, not based on relevant to the topic
the strategies, not and is partly based on –– Information is relevant to the
complete the strategies. topic and is based on the
–– No personal –– Poor personal strategies.
contribution is contribution. –– Personal contribution is
evident. –– Writing includes from evident.
–– Over 11grammar, 6 to 10 grammar, –– Information is gathered from
spelling, punctuation spelling, punctuation a variety of electronic and
and capitalization and capitalization print sources and properly
mistakes. mistakes. cited.
–– Description the –– Description the Applied –– Grammar, orthography,
Applied Linguistics Linguistics field partly punctuation and capitalization
field does not corresponds. are correct.
correspond or is –– Examples of –– Description the Applied
irrelevant. applications of Linguistics field is correct,
–– Examples of linguistics are scarcely clear, and relevant.
applications of provided. –– Real and relevant examples
linguistics are not –– The disciplines of of applications of linguistics
provided. Psycho - and Socio- are provided.
–– The disciplines linguistics are partially –– The disciplines of Psycho-
of Psycho- and described, and their and Sociolinguistics are
Sociolinguistics are relationships to correctly described, and their
not described, and education and Applied relationships to education
their relationships linguistics are not and Applied linguistics are
to education and clearly explained. clearly defined.
Applied linguistics –– The role of Applied –– The role of Applied
are not established. Linguistics for Linguistics for education is
–– The role of Applied education is not explained .
Linguistics for explained , however, –– Several concrete examples of
education is not some concrete application of linguistics in
explained, not examples of its class are present.
illustrated with application in class are –– The answer surpasses the
examples. included in the answer. suggested length.
–– The answer length –– The answer length is
is shorter than 600 as suggested.
words.

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LEARNING ACTIVITY 2

B: Analyze language variations and explain how they affect foreign / second
language acquisition.

1. TOPIC:

Language variations and their role for Education

2. COMPETENCES that support the activity:

–– Ability to manage the pedagogical knowledge and the language at a


level in which the student can demonstrate an excellent professional
performance in the teaching of EFL/ESL.
–– Ability to recognize and to value the cultural implications from the native
language as well as from the English language.

3. STRATEGIES:

BEFORE STARITNG YOUR WORK READ ATTENTIVELY THE STRATEGIES,

AND GET ACQUAINTED WITH GRADING RUBRICS!

a. Read the corresponding information in the didactic guide). You may also
consult the Internet .(Remember to properly cite the sources used during
the investigation).
b. Explain the following terms:- language variation- code switching / register-
standard / nonstandard language - dialect/ accent/ slang/ jargon
c. Write the definition of each term. Use your own words. Plagiarism will be
graded ZERO.
d. Provide at least two-three examples of each language type.
e. Explain the implications of language variations for EFL teaching and
learning.( (impact on language teaching)
f. Support your explanation with valid reasons why the EFL teachers should
be aware of language variations and write in what way they can apply this
knowledge in class.
g. Illustrate your explanations with concrete examples.
h. Follow the suggested format.

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LANGUAGE VARIATION DEFINITION

CODE SWITCHING REGISTER


Definition: Definition:
Main points: Main points:
Examples: Examples:

STANDARD LANGUAGE NON STANDARD LANGUAGE


Definition: Definition:
Main points: Main points:
Examples: Examples:

DIALECT ACCENT

Definition: Definition:
Main points: Main points:
Examples: Examples:

SLANG JARGON
Definition: Definition:
Main points: Main points:
Examples: Examples:

Implications of language How Language Variations can be dealt in


variations for EFL teaching class

4. EVALUATION CRITERIA

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Grading Rubrics:

Meets or exceeds
Inadequate Acceptable
expectations
0 – 0,9 points 1,0 - 2,4 points
2, 5 –3,0 points
–– Information is relevant
–– Information is partly to the topic.
relevant to the topic. –– Information is gathered
–– Information is not
–– The used bibliography from a variety of
relevant to the topic.
and the internet sources electronic and print
–– The used bibliography
are correctly cited in sources.
and the internet sources
most of the cases. –– The used bibliography
are not cited correctly.
–– Writing includes from 6 and the internet
–– Over 11 grammar,
to 10 grammar, spelling, sources are correctly
spelling, punctuation and
punctuation and cited.
capitalization mistakes.
capitalization mistakes. –– Grammar, spelling,
–– No personal contribution
–– Poor personal punctuation and
is evident.
contribution. capitalization are
–– Information is not
–– Information is partly correctly used.
based on the proposed
based on the proposed –– Personal contribution is
strategies.
strategies. evident.
–– The required terms are
–– The required terms –– Information is based on
not explained correctly,
are partly explained, the proposed strategies.
not illustrated with
just some of the terms –– The required terms are
examples.
are illustrated with clearly explained and
–– The answer does not
examples. illustrated with relevant
contain valid reasons
–– The answer partly examples.
that support the impact
contains valid reasons –– The answer contains
of language variations
that support the impact valid reasons that
on EFL teaching and
of language variations support the impact of
learning.
on EFL teaching and language variations
learning. on EFL teaching and
learning.

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Estimado(a) estudiante, una vez resuelta su tarea en el documento impreso


(borrador), acceda al Entorno Virtual de Aprendizaje (EVA) en www.utpl.edu.ec
e ingrese las respuestas respectivas.

SEÑOR ESTUDIANTE:
Le recordamos que para presentarse a rendir las evaluaciones presenciales no
está permitido el uso de ningún material auxiliar (calculadora, diccionario, libros,
Biblia, formularios, códigos, leyes, etc.)
Las pruebas presenciales están diseñadas para desarrollarlas sin la utilización
de estos materiales.

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Assignment
Second bimester

LEARNING ACTIVITY 1

A: Analyze the concepts of Communicative competence and Linguistics


competence and explain their role for and impact on EFL teaching and learning.

1. TOPIC:

Communicative Competence / Linguistic Competence .and Education.

2. COMPETENCES that support the activity:

–– Ability to use the language for effective communication


–– Expertise to apply pedagogical knowledge in teaching EFL
–– Ability to recognize and to value the cultural implications from the native
language as well as from the English language.

3. STRATEGIES:

• BEFORE STARTING YOUR WORK READ ATTENTIVELY THE


STRATEGIES, AND GET ACQUAINTED WITH GRADING RUBRICS!
• Read and study the corresponding information in the didactic guide (Unit
5, items 5.2 and 5.3)
• You may also consult the necessary additional information in the Internet.
Remember to cite properly the used sources.
• Provide the definition of the concept of Communicative Competence.
• Write the name of the author of Communicative Competence Theory.
• Describe the four components of Communicative Competence ( Linguistic,
Sociolinguistic, Strategic, Discourse competence, and the four elements
( Possibility, Feasibility, Appropriateness, Attestedness ( based on the
didactic guide contents and power point presentation ), explain each
term, and provide 1-2 examples to illustrate each element/ component.
• Define the concept of Linguistic Competence.
• Write the name of the author of Linguistic Competence.
• Include the elements of Linguistic competence and provide their brief
definition.

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• Explain why these two theories (Communicative and Linguistic


Competence) are opposed to each other and their role / importance for
education.
• Explain the impact of Communicative competence on the subsequent
language teaching, and why it has a long- lasting influence on modern
teaching approaches and methodologies.
• Use your own words, do not copy form the internet. Plagiarism will be
graded ZERO.
• The length of your answer is unlimited.
• Follow the suggested format below.

Communicative competence Linguistic competence

Definition

Main concept

Author
Elements and their
definitions
Why are these two
theories opposed to
each other?
The role of
competence for
education

Communicative Competence impact on education

4. EVALUATION CRITERIA

GRADED RUBRICS

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Meets or exceeds
Inadequate 0 – 1,0
Acceptable 1,1 – 2,0 points expectations 2,1- 3,0
points
points
–– Information is not
relevant to the topic,
–– Information is gathered
not complete. –– Information is partly
from a variety of
–– Over 6 grammar, relevant to the topic.
electronic and print
spelling, punctuation –– Writing includes from 3
sources.
and capitalization to 5 grammar, spelling,
–– The used bibliography
mistakes. punctuation and
and the internet sources
–– No personal capitalization mistakes.
are correctly cited.
contribution is evident. –– Poor personal
–– Information is relevant to
–– The definitions of the contribution.
the topic and complete.
required concepts –– The definitions of the
–– Personal contribution is
are incorrect or required concepts are
evident.
incomplete. partially relevant or
–– Grammar, orthography,
–– The elements of partially described.
punctuation and
Linguistic and –– The elements of
capitalization are correct.
Communicative Linguistic and
–– The definitions of the
competence are not Communicative
required concepts are
described . competence are partially
relevant and clearly
–– The elements of the described.
explained /described.
competences are –– The elements of the
–– The elements of
not illustrated with competences are not or
Linguistic and
examples. partially illustrated with
Communicative
–– The role of both examples.
competence ar correctly
competences for –– The role of both
described and illustrated
education is not competences for
with relevant examples.
outlined. education is not clearly
–– The role of both
–– The impact of outlined.
competences for
Communicative –– The impact of
education is clearly
competence on Communicative
outlined.
education is not competence on education
–– The impact of
explained. is not clearly explained.
Communicative
–– The used bibliography –– The used bibliography
competence on
and the internet and the internet sources
education is clearly
sources are incorrectly are incorrectly cited.
explained.
cited. –– Information is based on
–– Information is based on
–– Information is not the proposed strategies.
the proposed strategies.
based on the proposed
strategies.

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LEARNING ACTIVITY 2

B: Analyze the process of language acquisition, describe the phenomenon of


language transfer, and explain its implication for EFL teaching.

1. TOPIC:

Language acquisition and the implication of Language Transfer for EFL teaching.

2. COMPETENCES that support the activity:

a. Ability to use the language for effective communication


b. Expertise to apply pedagogical knowledge in teaching EFL
c. Ability to recognize and to value the cultural implications from the native
language as well as from the English language.

3. STRATEGIES:

• BEFORE STARTING YOUR WORK READ ATTENTIVELY THE


STRATEGIES, AND GET ACQUAINTED WITH GRADING RUBRICS!
• Read the information corresponding to UNIT 8 ( didactic guide).
• To carry out the task successfully, you may consult the internet or any
other relevant and reliable source. Remember to properly cite the used
sources.
• Write your own interpretation of the term Language Transfer.
• Provide the definitions of both positive and negative transfer.
• Write at least two examples of positive and at least two examples of
negative transfer. Comment your examples: explain how language
transfer manifests itself in each example.
• Based on the information you already studied in the 1st term regarding
Psycholinguistics and language acquisition, explain why the phenomenon
of Language Transfer occurs.
• Explain the implications of language Transfer for EFL teaching.
• Outline some techniques or activities (number is up to your creativity,
but there should be at least 2 activities) how teachers can deal with this
phenomenon in EFL class.
• Use your own words, do not copy form the internet. Plagiarism will be
graded ZERO.

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• No length limit for your answer.


• Follow the suggested format below.

Language Transfer
(definition, reasons of
this phenomenon)
Positive L. T.
(definition, examples,
comments)
Negative L.T.
(definition, examples,
comments)
Implications of L.T.
for EFL teaching and
techniques to deal with
it in class

4. EVALUATION CRITERIA

GRADED RUBRICS

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Acceptable 1,1 – 2,0 Meets or exceeds


Inadequate 0 – 1,0 points
points expectations 2,1- 3,0 points
–– Information is partly –– Information is relevant to
–– Information is not
relevant to the topic. the topic.
relevant to the topic, not
–– Writing includes from –– Information is gathered
complete.
6 to 10 grammar, from a variety of electronic
–– Over 11 grammar,
spelling, punctuation and print sources.
spelling, punctuation and
and capitalization –– The used bibliography
capitalization mistakes.
mistakes. and the internet sources
–– No personal contribution
–– Poor personal are correctly cited.
is evident.
contribution. –– Personal contribution is
–– Language Transfer is
–– Language transfer is evident.
incorrectly explained.
partly explained. –– Language transfer is
–– Examples of transfer do
–– The examples of correctly explained.
not correspond to the
transfer are correct but –– The examples of transfer
terms, not commented.
not commented. are relevant and correctly
–– Reasons of language
–– Reasons of language commented.
transfer are not
transfer are partly –– Reasons of language
provided.
explained. transfer are clearly
–– The implications of L.T.
–– The implications of L.T. explained.
for EFL teaching is not
for EFL teaching is not –– The implications of L.T. for
explained.
explained. EFL teaching is clearly
–– Exercises/techniques to
–– Exercises/ techniques explained.
deal withn L. T. are not
to deal with L. T. are –– Exercises/ techniques
provided.
partly relevant. to deal with L. T. are
–– Information is not based
–– Information is partly relevant.
on the proposed
based on the proposed –– Information is based on
strategies.
strategies. the proposed strategies.

Estimado(a) estudiante, una vez resuelta su tarea en el documento impreso


(borrador), acceda al Entorno Virtual de Aprendizaje (EVA) en www.utpl.edu.ec
e ingrese las respuestas respectivas.

SEÑOR ESTUDIANTE:
Le recordamos que para presentarse a rendir las evaluaciones presenciales no
está permitido el uso de ningún material auxiliar (calculadora, diccionario, libros,
Biblia, formularios, códigos, leyes, etc.)
Las pruebas presenciales están diseñadas para desarrollarlas sin la utilización
de estos materiales.

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