Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM314: Discourse and Language Education

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (8 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Hania Salter-Dvorak (Convenor)

Dr Esmaeel Abdollahzadeh (Lecturer)





Available via distance learning


Following the ‘social turn’ in Applied Linguistics, there is increasing interest in the role played by interaction in the language classroom. This module explores a number of current issues in TESOL through the lens of discourse analysis. On this module you will explore how identity and power is embedded in discourse, the role of teachers and learners, representations of learning materials, and collaborative talk in group work. You will be introduced to different traditions of discourse analysis and explore how research on the language classroom and the language learning experience has been enriched by these traditions, both from the perspective of inside the classroom and beyond.

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