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This subject offers a survey of the principal topics currently addressed in the study of second language acquisition, and of the major research methods and paradigms used in such studies. Students should expect to be able to understand critical observation. description and analysis of second language learners and their language performance. the social and psychological aspects of second language learning situations. and the special characteristics of learner language.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- have a broad understanding of the scope and core concepts in second language acquisition (SLA);
- be aware of the major research methods and paradigms that inform research in SLA;
- be able to critically appraise studies of second language learning;
- be able to understand the social and psychological aspects of SLA, learner performance data, and special characteristics of learner language.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to think critically;
- be able to determine the strength of an argument;
- be able to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically.
Last updated: 3 November 2022