Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Language and Society ELT 001 0 2 + 0 2 4
Precondition Courses <p> None</p>
Recommended Optional Courses <p> None</p>
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. FİRDEVS KARAHAN
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants

Res. Assist. Burcu Koç

Res. Assist. Elif Bozyiğit

Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective
The aim of this course is to deal with the relationship between language and society, as well as the basic issues of sociolinguistics and its relationship with language teaching.
Course Content

The aim of this course is to provide theoretical knowledge and analytical an approach to understand and evaluate the issues that form the basis of contemporary sociolinguistics: Multilingual societies, language diversity and change among sub-topics, gender and language usage, language usage styles and appeal, language-culture relationship, intercultural communication; Teaching English as a foreign language; the rich diversity of language behaviors in different environments, situations and communities; basic terms, concepts and theories developed in order to find and explain in which ways and how society and language are interconnected, the effect of social factors on speech behavior, the use of language of individuals and groups; how societies form their social identities with their forms, and understand the contribution of studies in sociolinguistics to the field of language teaching and learning.


# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 The students will understand and be able to evaluate the relationship between language and society from various angles. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 The students will have knowledge about multilingual societies, language variants, language change, gender and language usage, styles, language and culture, intercultural communication, world English and teaching English as a foreign language, with different linguistic usage in different societies. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 The students will be able to explain the relationship between language and society, social factors affecting language use, the interaction between social identities and linguistic behaviors of individuals / groups, and the concepts and theories that explain the contribution of sociolinguistics to language teaching. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction to the course Wardhaugh, 1-21
2 Languages, dialects, and varieties Wardhaugh, 22-54
3 Pidgins and Creoles Wardhaugh, 55-88
4 Codes Wardhaugh, 89-116
5 Speech communities Wardhaugh, 117-131
6 Regional and social variation Wardhaugh, 132-159
7 Some findings and issues in variation Wardhaugh, 160-191
8 Change in language Wardhaugh, 192-216
9 Language and culture Wardhaugh, 217-238
10 Ethnographies and ethnomethodology Wardhaugh, 239-257
11 Solidarity and Politeness Wardhaugh, 258-281
12 Speech acts; Language and gender Wardhaugh, 282-311; Wardhaugh, 312-325
13 Socially disadvantaged groups and Planning Wardhaugh, 326-345; Wardhaugh, 346-371
14 Revision
Course Notes <p> Wardhaugh, Ronald. 1992. <em>An Introduction to Sociolinguistics</em>. Blackwell. Great Britain</p>
Course Resources

Coulmas, Florian. 1997. The Handbook of Sociolinguistics. Blackwell. Great Britain.

İmer, Kamile. “Toplum dil bilimin kimi kavramlarına kuramsal bir bakış ve dil türleri”

Preston, Dennis R. 1989. Sociolinguistics and Second Language Acquisition. Basil Blackwell. Great Britain. 

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Explains the necessary theoretical, methodological and factual knowledge about foreign language (English) education and teaching profession and uses them to produce solution(s) to educational problems. X
2 Uses language skills (reading, speaking, writing, listening skills) at a level that can communicate effectively by analyzing written and oral texts produced in foreign language (English) and mother tongue (Turkish) with a critical approach. X
3 As a foreign language teacher, knows the legislation concerning the duties, rights and responsibilities and behaves in compliance with the legislation. X
4 Uses the scientific methods and technologies required to follow the innovations in the field of foreign language teaching, to develop original activities and to find solution(s) to possible problems. X
5 Plans the language learning process taking into account the diverse characteristics and life experiences of learners and organizes the appropriate environments and carry out the process effectively. X
6 Analyzes and evaluates foreign language teaching programs in their own context by choosing appropriate approaches. X
7 Prepares and implements appropriate assessment and evaluation tools for foreign language teaching and development of students. X
8 Effectively uses intercultural communication skills in the process of foreign language (English) teaching and with his/her attitudes and behaviours becomes a role model for the students. X
9 Actively uses the skills of learning to learn, self-regulation, lifelong learning, critical and creative thinking and redounds these skills to his/her students. Knows and applies the ways of establishing effective communication and cooperation with stakeholder institutions and organizations as a foreign language teacher. X
10 Knows and applies the ways of establishing effective communication and cooperation with stakeholder institutions and organizations as a foreign language teacher. X
11 At the end of the process of foreign language (English) education, prepares his/her students as individuals who can use foreign language as an effective communication medium in everyday life. X
12 Knows the structure of the language to be taught, the rules and the various contexts in which it can be used, and uses the target language appropriately and compares it to other languages he/she has learned. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 40
1. Kısa Sınav 20
1. Ödev 20
1. Proje / Tasarım 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 1 1
Final examination 1 2 2
Quiz 1 1 1
Assignment 1 10 10
Project / Design 1 10 10
Total Workload 104
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.16
dersAKTSKredisi 4