A summary of the aims of individual modules
CYAD-7015: Introduction to Bilingualism
To familiarise students with developments and theoretical concepts in the field of bilingualism by introducing relevant aspects as a basis for more detailed study in other modules.
CYAD-7002: Societal Bilingualism
To examine in detail the main factors which may influence the vitality, stability, spread, shift or death of minority languages, paying attention to the process of language planning.
CYAD-7007: Research Methodology
To introduce students to different research traditions and their respective quantitative and qualitative methodologies and to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake a small scale research project.
CYAD-7008: Cognitive Aspects of Bilingualism
To explore any possible intellectual, cognitive and metalinguistic effects on the individual that can be attributed to bilingualism.
CYAD-7009: Development of Bilingual Education in Wales
To study the development of Welsh language education in Wales from the 19th century to the present day together with the various factors that militated for and against this development.
CYAD-7010: Models of Bilingual Teaching
To examine the wide range of models included in the term “bilingual education” and, in the context of their political and educational aims, to evaluate their effectiveness from the perspective of their ability to ensure balanced levels of bilingualism in individuals.
CYAD-7012: Language Planning Essentials
To critically consider the main theoretical aspects in the field of language planning, with reference to relevant theories and analyses and practical examples drawn from Wales and foreign countries, and also to discuss the main social and political developments relating to language planning in Wales during the 12th century.
In order to ensure professional relevance, students will be given sufficient opportunity to adapt the material presented to them to their own purposes, and to refer to their own field of work in the body of the assignments.
Please note, modules alter a little from year to year, owing to staff changes, curriculum development and recommendations following validation.