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ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD (Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics)

Dear Student Welcome to Dip TEFL programme. We are sure you have gone through the prospectus in detail while applying for this programme and you must be aware of the changes that have been brought about recently in the courses and their respective components including assignments, presentation etc. To recap, all the courses of Dip TEFL programme have been reduced to 9 units instead of 18 giving them 3 credit hours. Three credit hour courses in the system of AIOU carry 100 marks and require the students to write two assignments instead of four (the previous practice). Now, you would go through those 9 units that have been identified for your and attempt one written assignment of 100 marks that covers all 9 units, along with one project, likewise the previous practice. The project too carries 100 marks. Further details will be given in the student letter. Good luck

Course Coordinator

ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD (Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics) WARNING
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2. PLAGIARISM OR HIRING OF GHOST WRITER(S) FOR SOLVING THE ASSIGNMENT(S) WILL DEBAR THE STUDENT FROM AWARD OF DEGREE/CERTIFICATE, IF FOUND AT ANY STAGE. SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENTS BORROWED OR STOLEN FROM OTHER(S) AS ONES OWN WILL BE PENALIZED AS DEFINED IN AIOU PLAGIARISM POLICY.

Course: Sociolinguistics (5656) Level: Diplomat TEFL Pass Marks: 40

Semester: Spring, 2012 Total Marks: 100

ASSIGNMENT No. 1
Q.1 What are different factors that govern language variation? Discuss in detail by giving examples from real life. (20) Q.2 What relation is there between language and identity? How language can be used as a tool of nationalism? Discuss from the point of view of your own national language. (20) Q.3 How language and culture can be linked together? What do you think about their relation with community? Discuss with examples. (20) Q.4 Discuss bilingualism and multilingualism in detail by giving examples. (20)

Q.5 Describe and account for, the major characteristics of Old English, Middle English and Modern English. (20)

ASSIGNMENT No. 2
The 2nd assignment is based on a research-oriented activity. You are required to study the relevant area/ conduct research and prepare a brief report on your findings in the area given. You will then have to submit one copy of the report to the tutor within the scheduled period and at the same time present the report/project in one of the tutorials (the schedule/plan of the tutorials for the presentation will be intimated by the Tutor concerned or the Regional Director). The compulsory presentation carries 100 marks, 40 marks for the written report and 60 for the presentations.
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A few guidelines for the written report and the presentation: a) b) c) The written report should have an introduction, body and conclusion. It should be written in clear concise and correct English. It should be 5-8 double spaced typed/handwritten pages. The presentation is to be assessed and evaluated mainly in. Contents of the assignment/report Communication skills Language accuracy Language fluency Presentation style

You may use transparencies, charts or any other relevant material for impressive presentation with the permission of your tutor. Attempt one of the following activities: 1. 2. How does language relate to the culture? Discuss with arguments by taking any language as a case study. Communication takes place both linguistically and non-linguistically. Discuss in detail and come up with some innovative insights about non-linguistic communication. Go in the field and collect data to discuss different varieties of non-linguistic communication. What is Code switching? How often an individual in possession of two languages code switches? Take any situation from your surroundings and collect reasonable examples of code switching. Also, try to figure out the possible reasons of code switching in that particular situation.

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