Second Language Acquisition (EDPJ5002)

UNIT OF STUDY

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 will also take 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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Classes

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

Assessment

1x1000wd critical review of an research article (20%); 1x1500wd error analysis (40%); and 1x1500wd investigation of an SLA issue (40%)

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No

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