Migration and Language Acquisition will develop your knowledge and understanding of language acquisition and migration in the global context of the 21st Century. The module focuses on two broad but intertwined areas of study.
Firstly through theoretical perspectives and case studies of schools and multilingual pupils, including some very young children, you will use first, second, additional and home languages in educational settings and critically examine how these benefit learners themselves, their educational communities and the wider society.
You will critically reflect on how languages that remain alive in learners’ lives will serve as linguistic, artistic, social and cultural resources for the speakers, their families and communities.
Secondly, you will examine the patterns of current and global migration. You’ll develop knowledge and understanding of migrating people including multiple-origin and transnationally connected families in complex socio-economic situations. Using González et al’s (2005) ideas around ‘funds of knowledge’ you’ll explore combining languages and migration within social networks which are flexible, adaptive and active.
This module is one of the core / recommended modules on our Pastoral pathway, but when combined with other modules can also be completed as part of a different pathway on our SEND and Inclusion Programme or our Inclusive Educational Leadership Programme.
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This module will benefit you and your setting in a wide variety of ways. Over the duration of the course, you will:
The curriculum is organised around these main themes:
Your assessments will consist of the following:
Critical analysis (2000 words)
Critical perspectives on migration and language acquisition including historical development and current legislation and policy. Identifying and conceptualising languages, and language use, and patterns of current and global migration.
Practice analysis (2000 words)
A case study examining issues relating to migration and language, based on the student’s understanding of the literature, legislation and guidance and including proposals for intervention and support to address issues.
Reflective analysis (2000 words)
Reflections on the module, the process of developing the case study and the leadership implications relating to migration and language acquisition. Next steps for your professional development.
You will need to hold an undergraduate degree.
You will need to be working in an educational setting for this module. If you aren’t currently working in an educational setting you will need written permission from a senior member of staff to regularly access a setting. We can show you the best way to do this, enabling you to carry out our learning activities in your chosen setting. As part of this process, you will also need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Visit GOV.UK for more information.
This module is available online and can therefore be completed anywhere in the world. The programme content is designed and written with both UK and international settings in mind.
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This module will run for the first time in September 2024. After that, cohorts will begin in January, May and September each year.
As it takes time to process your application and payment, we strongly recommend registering as soon as possible, so that you don’t miss the next intake.
Please note: This course is currently subject to approval
The duration of this module is up to one year.
We do understand, however, that circumstances can arise that could prevent the course from being completed at this time. If this is the case, an extension can be arranged in conjunction with the admin team and your tutor.