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ET324 - Multilingualism and Culture

  • Module code: ET324
  • Module name: Multilingualism and Culture
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to develop understanding of the workings of the bilingual mind, the advantages and disadvantages of being brought up bilingual, and how individuals draw on frames of understanding from diverse languages to construct meaning in social interaction and manage communication with others. You will become familiar with key terms, concepts, theories and research evidence related to linguistic, psychological, and social aspects of bi/multi-lingualism.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of this module, you will be able to describe and discuss evidence in bi/multi-lingualism research, analyse the use of language in bi/multi-lingual contexts, and evaluate theoretical and empirical research in bi/multi-lingualism. You will also develop a critical understanding of how culture comes into play in multilingual interaction and what the implications of multilingualism are for education and society.

Timetabled teaching activities

27 hours in Weeks 1 – 10 in Term 2, made up of nine two-hour lectures and nine one-hour tutorials.

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Other essential notes

15 credits

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ET324-15)
C (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 50%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 50%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Undergraduate Language, Culture and Communication (X3Q5) - Year 3