School of Education

  • English Language and Communication (BA or BSc)


    Induction Week (Week 0) Diary

    Here is a list of the main events involving English Language and Communication students in Induction Week (17-21 September). Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable for the week, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information.

    Everything you need to know about Harcourt Hill Campus is here.

    Event

    Time

    Location

    Monday 17 September

    Opportunities to visit the Harcourt Hill Library and to attend any Workshops and Events that interest you. All Day Harcourt Hill Campus / Headington Campus

    Tuesday 18 September

    Induction/Welcome Meeting Start at 10:00
    Finish at 12:30
    B1.01 (Main Lecture Theatre), Harcourt Hill Campus

    Wednesday 19 September

    Freshers' Sports Fair 10:00 to 16:00 Centre for Sport, Headington Campus
    Enrolment. Please note that enrolment commences at 17:00. You must arrive by this time at the very latest. Start at 17:00
    Finish at 18:00
    Abercrombie Building (Ground Floor), Headington Road site, Headington Campus

    Thursday 20 September

    Subject Meeting 1 Start at 10:00
    Finish at 11:00
    JHB406, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    All single honours students must attend this meeting.
    Combined honours students can choose to attend this meeting or the 11am meeting (see below).
    Subject Meeting 2 Start at 11:00
    Finish at 12:00
    JHB406, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Combined honours students should attend meetings for both of their subjects but can choose which meeting to attend first.
    Meet Your Academic Advisor Drop-in from
    14:00 to 16:00
    Check on your PIP page when you print your timetable for their name and room number.
    PIP Helpdesk (First Years only) Drop-in from
    14:00 to 17:00
    G126, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    For timetable and programme queries

    Friday 21 September

    Freshers' Fair 10:00 to 16:00
    John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    PIP Helpdesk (All students) Drop-in from
    11:00 to 17:00
    G126, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    For timetable and programme queries.

    All Days

    Various Workshops and Events See Workshops and Events page for details.

    Subject Codes

    All subjects within the University have a unique subject code. For English Language and Communication, they are as follows:

    Subject Code

    Subject

    LC LC is single honours English Language and Communication i.e. students study only English Language and Communication. Students will be studying for a BA.
    LD LD is combined honours English Language and Communication i.e. students are combining English Language and Communication with another subject. Students will be studying for a BA or BSc dependent on their second subject.

    Key Contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course:

    Contact

    Contact Details

    Head of School Professor Mary Wild
    Programme Lead Dr Roger Dalrymple
    Subject Coordinator Dr Chris Rizza
    Student Support Coordinator Mr Michael Barringer
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Jo Akers
    Programme Administrator Mrs Caroline Westell +44 (0)1865 488546

    Recommended Reading

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the first year English Language and Communication modules. Please note that you are not required to get these books in advance. They are shown for those students who want to make a head start on the reading. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Module

    Book Details

    U70000 Sociolinguistics Meyerhoff, M. (2011). Introducing Sociolinguistics. 2nd edn. Abingdon: Routledge
    Mooney, A. and Evans, B. (2015). Language, Society and Power: An Introduction. 4th edn. London: Routledge
    U70012 Introduction to Applied Linguistics Wei, L. (2014). Applied Linguistics. Chichester: Wiley
    U70013 Understanding Language: Systems and Use Mullany, L. and Stockwell, P. (2010). Introducing English Language: A Resource Book for Students. London: Routledge
    U70014 Introduction to Discourse Analysis Jones, R. (2012). Discourse Analysis: A Resource Book for Students. London: Routledge
    U70015 Language Acquisition O'Grady, W. (2005). How Children Learn Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

    Academic Advisors

    This is a list of all the Academic Advisors for English Language and Communication. You will be notified of who your Academic Advisor is when you enrol. You should meet your Academic Advisor in his/her room on Thursday Week 0 between 2pm and 4pm. If there is any change to this, it will be shown in the Alternative Arrangement column.

    Name

    Room

    Phone

    Alternative Arrangement

    Ms Juliet Henderson B1.26 48 8476  
    Dr Sandra Kotzor A1.04 48 8518  
    Dr Chris Rizza B1.25 48 8523  
    Dr Ana Souza A1.06 48 8576  
    Dr Paul Wickens B1.20 48 4437