Master Programme for Subject Teachers in Serbia 2013
Educational Language Policy
Status: optional
Recommended Year of Study: 1
Recommended Semester: 2
ECTS Credits Allocated: 4.00

Course objectives: Students develop a critical approach and a methodological apparatus that enable them to understand and deal critically with educational language policies.

Course description: This course provides a critical analysis of the topics and phenomena pertaining to educational language policies, particularly in relation to perceptions of language as well as to the importance and role of language in social communities. Special attention is paid to the analysis of the ways in which educational language policies are created and how they operate, namely, to the analysis of the correlations between linguistic and extralinguistic factors and institutions that influence the decisions about which languages will find their place in education systems, in what roles (languages of instruction, foreign languages, minority and regional languages) and in what teaching modalities (monolingual or multilingual teaching, additive and subtractive bilingualism in education, academic language competences, communicative competences, etc).

Learning Outcomes: Students acquire theoretical knowledge and methodological competences so that they can independently research and analyse the educational language policies in Serbia, Europe and in the rest of the world.

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