The Language Centre

Language and Language Learning


The purpose of this module is to introduce students to issues which will give them a better understanding of the study of a foreign language. It begins by providing students with a general introduction to the distinctive features of human communication in comparison to other forms of communication, for example animal communication. It then deals with the genetic relation between languages focusing on the similarities and dissimilarities between language families. The module will then introduce students to the basic notions of several subfields of Linguistics. Students will also be provided with the tools to transfer the linguistic notions covered during the course to their own language learning experience.


Module timetable: Autumn 2017-18

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Enrolment: Spring Semester 2018 

Monday 22 January: 11.00 am - 1.00 pm: Trent C66

Wednesday 24 January: 11.00 am - 1.00 pm: Trent C66

Friday 26 January: 11.00 am - 1.00 pm: Trent C66

Wednesday 31 January: 1.30 - 4.30 pm: Trent C55

If you did not take a language module with the Language Centre last semester but would like to take once for credits in the Spring, you MUST attend an enrolment session to be guaranteed a place.





The Language Centre

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 74 86500