In this course students will not only identify and work upon improving their own grammatical weaknesses, but will also look at how traditional definitions of grammatical competence and language ability used in language testing have been extended to allow for learner-related factors. Students will investigate the various causes and types of errors made in the spoken and written output of pupils attending German schools and consider how to adapt grammatical input they provide as teachers to various types of learners and learner levels. Key concerns throughout the course will be how to teach grammatical competence, how to make assessments of language ability as valid and reliable as possible, and how to develop and structure feedback strategies to enable pupils to learn from grammatical errors.
Interested students should register using the MA Education Sprachpraxis Form available on the departmental website / Abteilung Applied Language Studies. Deadline: 11.10.2018