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30 hour Introduction to Linguistics

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KEY FEATURES

  • 30 hours of course materials and video
  • Focus on learning how English can be better learned and taught
  • Specific concentration of sociolinguistics and applied linguistics
  • Personal, dedicated tutor support + 6 months for completion
  • Access to student forum and online teaching resources
  • Assistance with CV and access to our jobs board
  • Free 30 hour Intro to Linguistics for TESOL certificate (PDF) on completion
  • Study online from tablet/computer or offline, all for just £75 

IDEAL IF:

  • You are interested in linguistics and how this can improve your teaching

30 hour Introduction to Linguistics


A 30 hour online TESOL course that is ideal as an introduction to the field of linguistics for English language teaching, or for anyone considering further study in this area.


Offline price: £75.00

Offline: PC/Mac compatible. Download in PDF/Word. Option to print coursework for reference.

or

Interactive price: £75.00

Interactive: PC/Mac/tablet compatible. Work on our interactive platform. Good internet access required.


This course covers some of the key areas in the study of linguistics, including sociolinguistics and areas of applied linguistics, with practical ideas to help you think about how the English language can best be learned and taught.

You’ll consider language acquisition and development from various viewpoints, as well as investigate how technology is aiding teaching in this field. Includes links to video clips outlining some of the key concepts in this area, along with audio and written materials so you can study and learn at your own pace. Targeted questions help you develop your own understanding of the different schools of thought on linguistics. Comes with full tutorial support throughout.

Within the field of sociolinguistics, we look specifically at multilingual speech communities and language variation. Under the heading of applied linguistics, we consider pragmatics, how languages can best be learned and taught, as well as how we use technology to assist us. Further specific sections cover a brief history of linguistics, the structural aspects of English, alongside language development and acquisition.

Written by EFL professionals with a wealth of experience in linguistics, this course makes creative use of video, podcasts, images and text, with links to websites where you can find great supporting materials for your own classroom. 

Interactive or offline? Choose your mode of study

Interactive: if you’ve got a good broadband connection and are comfortable working entirely online via a tablet/PC/Mac, this is ideal. Enjoy the benefits of our interactive platform. See sample interactive screenshots by clicking on the green interactive button above.

Offline: prefer to work in Word/PDF? Don’t have a reliable internet connection? Offline is for you. Download your course – even print out the study books if you wish, only going online to upload/download your work and access the online components such as video and podcasts. (Not compatible with tablets.) View sample pages on the certification tab above.

Both methods come with access to a personal student area where you can meet your tutor, get advice, support and full feedback on your work and view the latest TESOL jobs worldwide via our jobs feed.  

Course content for both modes of study is broadly the same but the modules are organised differently. Compare course content and organisation at the Course Content tab above.

Eligibility

This course is for existing EFL teachers who wish to enhance their career and learn more about the field of linguistics. Applicants should already hold a TEFL certificate and have some experience in teaching EFL.

Our courses are open to all native and non-native English speakers with good written and spoken English. If you are a non-native English speaker, please see the course eligibility requirements on our FAQ page. Remember you can always ask us if you are not sure about your level of English. 

We also welcome application from schools wishing to provide their teachers with courses of study for continuing professional development. 

Duration

This course is approx. 30 study hours and typically take between 3-4 weeks to complete, but you can go faster or slower than that if you wish. Because many of our trainees are balancing work/life commitments, we go at your speed and allow up to 6 months for course completion. You can check out what’s covered in this specialist module on your course on the course content tab above.

Everything you need to complete your course and gain your certificate is included in the one fee above. However, check out these optional extras:

  • Additional time course extensions available if you need to go beyond 180 days 
  • Global English printed and embossed certificate posted to you (£15 UK / £20 outside)

This course blends perfectly with the Global English Introduction to Phonetics course or the Global English Total Grammar course for an additional 10% discount.

It's also included in our 250 hour TESOL Master course.  


Offline version course content  

This comprehensive course covers all the linguistics material across 2 modules, using PDFs to present information, while trainees answer questions in MS Word Answer Booklets. It can be downloaded and worked on offline. The course content is as follows:
 

MODULE 1

Linguistics, an introduction

A Brief History of Linguistics

- History of Language Teaching

- Grammar / Translation Method

- Direct or Natural Method

- Functional Approach

- Communicative Approach                                                                        

Morphology, Syntax, Lexis, Semantics and Etymology

Sociolinguistics

- Multilingual Speech Communities

- Language Variation

- Register

- Diglossia

- Code Switching

- Language and Power

 

MODULE 2

Applied Linguistics

- Applied Linguistics and Pragmatics

- How can languages best be learned and taught?

- How can technology be used?                

Language Acquisition and Development

- Nature vs. Nurture

- Acquisition or Learning?

- Corpus Linguistics

Summary         

- Bibliography

This course covers all the linguistics material in 10 shorter modules, in addition to an introduction and conclusion. Using interactive HTML5 to present information, trainees answer questions online. Note that material cannot be downloaded and worked on offline and a good internet connection is needed.

The course content is as follows:

 

Module Module title Section Section title Suggested Time (hours)
CI Course introduction 1 Getting Started: Linguistics 0.25
1 Linguistics 1 Introduction to Linguistics 1.0
2 History of Linguistics    1 Key Movements  1.0
2 History of Linguistics    2 Language Teaching 2.0
3 Language Structure 1 Morphology & Syntax 1.5
3 Language Structure 2 Lexis, Semantics, Etymology 2.5
4 Sociolinguistics 1 Multilingual Speech Communities 1.5
4 Sociolinguistics 2 Language Variation 1.5
4 Sociolinguistics 3 Language and Power 2.0
5 Applied Linguistics 1 Applied Linguistics Introduction 4.0
6 Acquisition & Development 1 Learning Languages 2.0
6 Acquisition & Development 2 Corpus Linguistics 3.0
7 Linguistics Course Review 1 Linguistics 2.0
8 Linguistics Lesson Plan 1 Plan for a Linguistics Lesson 5.0
CC Course Conclusion 1 Certification and Survey 0.25
         
      TOTAL COURSE SUGGESTED TIME: 30

A 30 hour online TESOL course that is ideal as an introduction to the field of linguistics for English language teaching, or for anyone considering further study in this area.


Offline price: £75.00

Offline: PC/Mac compatible. Download in PDF/Word. Option to print coursework for reference.

or

Interactive price: £75.00

Interactive: PC/Mac/tablet compatible. Work on our interactive platform. Good internet access required.

Student Comments

A Global English PDF certificate entitled Introduction to Linguistics for TESOL is awarded free of charge upon successful completion. (A printed version is available for an extra £15.)

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A 30 hour online TESOL course that is ideal as an introduction to the field of linguistics for English language teaching, or for anyone considering further study in this area.


Offline price: £75.00

Offline: PC/Mac compatible. Download in PDF/Word. Option to print coursework for reference.

or

Interactive price: £75.00

Interactive: PC/Mac/tablet compatible. Work on our interactive platform. Good internet access required.

Certificates


A Global English PDF certificate is awarded upon successful completion. A printed, embossed version is also available for an extra fee from our TEFL shop page. 

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A 30 hour online TESOL course that is ideal as an introduction to the field of linguistics for English language teaching, or for anyone considering further study in this area.


Offline price: £75.00

Offline: PC/Mac compatible. Download in PDF/Word. Option to print coursework for reference.

or

Interactive price: £75.00

Interactive: PC/Mac/tablet compatible. Work on our interactive platform. Good internet access required.

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Course Description

Our interactive courses are innovative and take a fresh approach to training to teach English. 

With shorter modules that you can take on a computer (notebook/laptop or PC/Mac) or on a tablet device (ipad/android/windows etc.), this course offers full flexibility for training on the go. After watching an initial welcome video, you can dive straight in to the course or pick and choose the order of the modules that you work through.

There is access to a personal tutor who will mark your work and the opportunity to share teaching ideas on the Global English forum, all via your own student area.

There is easy access to the further research section in each module all in one place, as you explore the hundreds of TEFL website links we have found for you to take your knowledge further.

Built in HTML5, you can take this course from anywhere with a good internet connection.  You will also need to be able to access YouTube videos from where you are located. 

A 30 hour online TESOL course that is ideal as an introduction to the field of linguistics for English language teaching, or for anyone considering further study in this area.


Offline price: £75.00

Offline: PC/Mac compatible. Download in PDF/Word. Option to print coursework for reference.

or

Interactive price: £75.00

Interactive: PC/Mac/tablet compatible. Work on our interactive platform. Good internet access required.


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