Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Sociolinguistics and Language Education ELT 449 7 4 + 0 4 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language English
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi CİHAT ATAR
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi CİHAT ATAR,
Course Assistants

Res. Assist. Burcu KOÇ

Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective

The primary aims of this course are three:
1. to help students describe and appreciate the complex relationship between language and society,
2. to expose students to the issues, problems and concerns caused by cultural and linguistic differences,
3. to help students identify, evaluate and apply strategies for reducing the institutional problems associated with language and social varieties within a given society. Special attention will be given to TEFL problems.

Course Content

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the field of sociolinguistics and to explore the educational consequences of linguistic and cultural diversity. The course highlights central relationships between language and society with an overview of the broad field of sociolinguistics including the following areas: language attitudes, language planning, standards, World Englishes, age, race, social groups and language, gender and language, ethnography of communication, and others. Special attention will be paid to teaching concerns.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Upon the successful completition of the course, the students will be able to evaluate the relationship between language and society from various angles, Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 - know the terms that constitute the base of sociolinguistics Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
3 - define the terms such as language choices, language and planning, language and gender Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
4 - understand issues sociolinguistics such as World Englishes and ICC Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
5 - explain the connection between sociolinguistics and language teaching with exaples. Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
6 -apply the SL issues implications for pedagogy Case Study, Demonstration, Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 What is Sociolinguistics?
2 Variation
3 Variation
4 No class: 29 Ekim
5 Intraspeaker Variation
6 Intraspeaker Variation
7 Language Attitudes
8 Language Attitudes
9 The Mid-term
10 Code-switching
11 Language and Gender
12 ICC, ELF, World Englishes and L2 teaching
13 Sociolinguistics and L2 teaching
14 Wrap up and Book Evaluation Task
Course Notes
Course Resources

Ø  McKay, L. S & N. H. Hornberger (1996). Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching. Cambridge University Press.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 A graduate of the department is able to plan teaching processes. X
2 A graduate of the department possesses the skill in organizing appropriate environments for English teaching. X
3 A graduate of the department can evaluate materials and resources that are relevant to English teaching with a critical viewpoint. X
4 A graduate of the department employs appropriate methods and techniques for English teaching. X
5 A graduate of the department decides on the feasibility of software and other technological resources to be utilized in English teaching
6 A graduate of the department chooses the suitable learning strategies considering the personal traits of the students. X
7 A graduate of the department develops writing, reading, speaking and listening skills of the students. X
8 A graduate of the department uses measurement and assessment instruments in an effective way. X
9 A graduate of the department generates solutions for the educational, social and economic problems of the society. X
10 A graduate of the department questions to what degree s/he possesses the required qualifications of a teacher. X
11 A graduate of the department follows the academic studies conducted in the field for his personal development. X
12 A graduate of the department conveys his ideas on the significance of intercultural communication in the process of learning English as a foreign language. X
13 A graduate of the department indicates the ways of digging up information that are compulsory for life-long learning. X
14 A graduate of the department generates foreign language tests. X
15 A graduate of the department designs original activities promoting the use of English in the daily life. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 40
1. Kısa Sınav 20
2. Kısa Sınav 20
1. Sözlü Sınav 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 14 4 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 2 28
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 2 5 10
Final examination 1 25 25
Oral Examination 1 1 1
Total Workload 130
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.2
dersAKTSKredisi 5