Module/Course Description

Course Title: Second Language Acquisition

Course Code: UU-LIN-3520-ZM

Programme: Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature

Credits: 12.00

Course Description:

Background and Rationale

By doing this module, you will develop a basic understanding of current views on the processes of second language use and language learning. You will develop an understanding of what is meant by being proficient in a language. You will als develop skills in understanding and carrying out simple analysis of examples of language used in classrooms and link this to aspects of language learning. This module will provide students with insights into the processes involved in the acquisition of language;
 Introduce you to different theories of language acquisition;
 Equip you to critically assess these theories in the light of evidence.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be:
 able to demonstrate a basic understanding of current views on the processes of second language use and language learning
 able to describe and explain basic concepts of language proficiency
 familiar with simple analyses of language classroom data designed to demonstrate aspects of language learning
 able to carry out, with guidance, analysis of classroom data
 able to comment on the findings of data analyses in the light of their understanding of language learning processes.

Prerequisites: UU-Bsc-IND100-ZM, UU-FNT-103-ZM

Prerequisites Categories: Semester 1, Semester 2, Semester 3, Semester 4

Typical Module duration: 4.0 Week(s)


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