Additional Lang Learning:TESOL/SLT/LOTE (LNGS7272)

UNIT OF STUDY

The unit will provide an overview of the various theories of Additional Language Learning or "Second Language Acquisition" as the field is more widely known. Although traditionally psycholinguistic theories have been most influential in the study of additional language learning, this unit will place a stronger emphasis on more recent sociocultural perspectives on additional language learning, which have mainly emerged from the study of English as a second language. We will discuss examples of language learning processes, products and outcomes in a variety of contexts from around the world. The unit also has a practical component in which applications of the research findings in L2 teachings will be explored. An additional or second language (L2) is any language the learning of which takes place somewhat later than the acquisition of the first language. This means that this class will not deal with infant bilingualism and it also means that an L2 may in fact be the third, fourth or fifth language a person is working with.

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Classes

1x2-hr seminars/week

Assessment

1x5000wd assignment (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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