Second Language Acquisition (EDPJ5002)


This unit presents the major theoretical frameworks used to consider issues in pre-school language development, first language development during the school years and the learning of second and subsequent languages by children and adults. It will discuss the common features in language development and also takes into account issues of social opportunity, age-related factors and other individual factors which lead to differential language proficiency in learners.

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1x1 hr lecture/week, 1x1 hr tutorial/week commencing week 2


1x1500wd critical review of an research article (20%); 1x2250wd explaining second language learning (40%); and 1x2250wd application of an SLA theories and research for second language teaching (40%)

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