Second Language Acquisition (3002LHS)

This course provides an overview of the differing theories of how we learn and acquire a second language and the implications of these theories (in terms of methodology) for language teaching and learning. This course places a specific emphasis on linguistic and cognitive processes and strategies involved in second-language learning and acquisition (SLA). To foster an understanding of the principles and processes that govern second-language learning and use, SLA is examined from three vantage points: as linguistic knowledge; as a cognitive skill; and as a socially and personality-mediated process. The roles of individual learner differences and affective variables in second-language acquisition are also investigated.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Undergraduate

Student contribution band

Band 1

Usually available

Gold Coast Trimester 1Nathan Trimester 1

Course offerings and timetables

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
25 February 2019
Last day to add a course
10 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
24 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
28 April 2019

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (10379) Tuesday 09:00 - 10:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N63 0.01
Business 3 Building
Nathan Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Tutorial
Tutorial (12586) Tuesday 11:00 - 11:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N56 0.09
Languages Building
Nathan Campus