MLCDC Taught Courses

MLAC 1113 – Language and Communication Theories 

Semester 1 Session 2020/2021

Week 1 – Introduction

https://padlet.com/hanita1/lctintro

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Briefing on assignments

(1 hour)

https://padlet.com/hanita1/lct_languageandsociety

  1. Read the text on why study language which discusses
    • What is language?
    • Why do we study language?
  2. Discuss
    • what you understand by language
    • why  do you want to study language?
    • Online discussion (webex)
    • (1 hour 30 minutes)
  3. Watch the slide video

(30 minutes)

Weeks 1-3 – Language in Society

https://padlet.com/hanita1/lct_languageandsociety

Watch the video on Language and Ethnicity in Malaysian Contexts and compare with your contexts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFi0tvZjO6Q&t=220s

Weeks 4-6 – Human Communication

https://padlet.com/hanita1/lct_communicationmodels

  1. Human Communication Models
  2. Contexts of Communication https://humanities.utm.my/omelet/2020/11/20/contexts-of-communication/
  3. Perceptions

Weeks 5

Public Holliday – Deepavali

Week 7 – Human Communication / News Language

https://padlet.com/hanita1/lct_communicationmodels

  1. Communication Styles  –  watch a video on 4 communication styles by Jim Marteney and describe one’s communication style on the elearning forum.
  2. Interpersonal Communication Skills Inventory
  3. Interpersonal Skills
  4. Language of News Media

Weeks 9-10 –  Media and Digital Communication

  1. Introduction to Media and Digital Communication

Week 11 – Christmas Holliday

Week 12 – Non-Verbal Communication / Semiotics

Week 13 – An Introduction to Systemic Functional Linguistics

Week 14 – 15 – Multimodality