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Magister Contest topics of linguistics and didactics

Post by Hush on Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:44 pm

Magister Entrance Examination
Bouzareah 2008
Option: Linguistics/Didactics

1- Linguistics :

Some scholars regard written languages as secondary to spoken languages. Do you agree with this view? Discuss fully.
A

The human languages involve both written and spoken languages, scholars argue that written languages are trivial and they are dependent on the spoken languages which emerged earlier in the past.
In fact, language first appeared as a number of sounds used as feelings such as means of expression about hunger, anger and happiness. These sounds do not develop in isolation but in a collective group that share the same culture and have the same background.
Since language doesn’t develop by only one person and since every group of people has a particular language that reflects its culture and way of thinking, so communication between people needed more efforts from groups to be contacted.

Therefore, written languages were supposed to lift the fog and facilitate the process of originating the human languages then begin to write languages in the age of Sumerians 4000 BC

In a nutshell; within linguistics spoken languages are principle concern whereas written languages are put in the fringes of the study.


2- Didactics:

L.Van Lier stated that theorising, researching and practicing are inseparable ingredients in the professional conduct of an educator. Do you agree with this statement? Give reasons

B

Traditionally, the teacher was regarded as the main source of knowledge for his learners thus teaching was based upon a succession process step by step building structures, each one built upon the one before, in this respect the teacher’s role was no more than instructor.


In contrast, the contemporary view of teaching has evolved a better understanding of how languages are learnt. In fact, language learning depends on research findings in both linguistics and psychology so the traditional approaches were moved to the fringes of practice. Today and within the field of applied linguistics, it is up to the teacher to learn more about linguistic which is closely related to language to form an autonomous theorising for better mastering the teaching methods then choose the appropriate one.

However, the teacher’s role is full of performances, he has not to follow the syllabus blindly, he must be a creative researcher to provide his learners by different kinds of knowledge to brush their language by mastering the grammatical competence and act the communicative situations. The traditional teaching methods were based on the teacher whose role was to teach the grammar directly, and the vocabulary lists by rote, but today its up to the learner to product and develop autonomy for solving problems in the class which is alike to those of real life, learners transfer information through enjoyable social games played by groups and do project work as a final product of his action oriented process which is said to be practiced by the teacher who acts as a guider.

In short, theorising, researching and practicing are the main steps followed by the teacher in the learning teaching process

N.B: Both A and B are but models and NOT the typical answers, therefore they should be disregarded.
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Post by Hush on Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:53 pm

University of Med kheider Biskra (2002 /2003)

Applied linguistics:
Account for the general evolution of linguistic theory in the last half century (structural Linguistics; Transformational Generative Grammar;Psycholinguistics;Sociolinguistics…etc.) in correlation with the general trends in foreign * teaching.
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Post by Hush on Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:55 pm

University of Mantouri Constantine 30 September 2004
Reading and writing convergences
I-Morning Part: Essay Writing.03 hours

Good writing is almost never accidental.
Discuss and bring out the requirements that help you achieve this?


II-Teaching English as a foreign language: 2 hours
Explain the stages of development and the required activities foreign language learners have to go through in order to develop their reading and writing abilities
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Post by Hush on Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:58 pm

Magister Exam
University of Oum El bouaki 2004
T.E.F.L and General linguistics
I-General linguistics:
“What we can do as a part of investigation of language is concentrate on
those properties which make human language a unique type of
communication system”
* Discuss.

II-T.E.F.L:
As a teacher of a foreign language, you have to select a specific methodology to dp the learner’s abilities in the language.
* Discuss the method and the tests you would use ?
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Post by Hush on Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:59 pm

Magister Exam
University of Med kheider Biskra (2005)
American Civilisation and Didactics
I-Didactics:
Discuss the following Quotation:
“The need for an eclectic approach to second language learning combines the best features of different approaches. However, the translation of such general conclusions into actual classroom practice is a complicated affair.”
Elizabeth Ingram (1976) P.289.
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Post by Hush on Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:01 am

Magister in Linguistics /Didactics
University of Algiers Bouzareah (2007)

I-General linguistics:
Discuss fully the statement made by Chomsky (1972 ):
“Personally, I am primarily intrigued by the possibility of learning something .
From the study of language; that will bring to light inherent properties of the human mind”.
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Post by Hush on Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:02 am

Ecole Doctorale d’Anglais université de Annaba(2007)
I-General /Theoretical linguistics:
Some schools of linguistics share similarities while some others have totally different views about ********. * Discuss.
II-Sociolinguistics:
Choose one of the following topics:
1- What kind of problems can be involved in the definition of speech community?

2- What is the basic nature of ******** and how will this affect teaching?
Literature
Literary theory:
Discuss the following statement:
“One of the great problems in the theory of fiction from Aristotle to
Auer Bach has been the relationship between fictional art and life: the
problem of mimesis*
Support your arguments with precise examples showing evidence of a wide reading

*Mimesis: The representation of nature (or life )in artistic creation
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Post by eto on Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:37 am

thank you
we need some suggestions ans somution how to answer them
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Post by Deaf on Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:35 pm

Is there any contest next October, plz an answer who has an idea

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Post by sassy86 on Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:46 pm

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Post by Deaf on Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:54 pm

May allah bless u nd rewards u sis .Smile

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Post by sassy86 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:27 pm

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Post by ahlem on Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:33 pm

i need help.  if you have topics concerning didactics/TEFL

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