Singapore University of Social Sciences

Teaching Listening and Speaking in the Malay Classroom (MLL203)

Synopsis

This course focuses on the teaching of listening and speaking skills in the Malay language classroom. It will explore the latest trends in communications and group learning practices. Links will also be made with previous modules on the structure of the Malay Language in terms of forms and function to establish between forms of formal and informal Malay speech. Key areas discussed will include spoken discourse features and politeness.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • Communication Model
  • Social Use of Language
  • Listening Process
  • Speaking Skills in Malay Language Classroom
  • Effective Listening Strategies
  • Communicative and group learning practices

Learning Outcome

  • Describe an overview of the communication process. (B2)
  • Discuss theories and concepts in the teaching of listening and speaking. (B2)
  • Apply theories and concepts of listening and speaking in the context of teaching and learning. (B3)
  • Illustrate how concepts of listening and speaking can be better taught in the classroom. (B3)
  • Appraise ways in which the theories and concepts of listening and speaking can be used in the context of teaching and learning. (B4)
  • Analyze how forms of formal and informal speech relate to politeness. (B4)
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