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Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (EDUC90631)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90631
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

A study of how second languages are learned and used in bilingual and multilingual settings, together with an introduction to the implications of this for language teaching methodology and lesson-planning.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of different theories of how first and especially subsequent languages are acquired, maintained and used in a range of contexts;
  • Identify and describe the linguistic competencies and language learning needs of groups and individuals in the language classroom.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Evaluate and synthesise the research and professional literature on language acquisition;
  • Articulate their knowledge and understanding in written presentations;
  • Develop an understanding of the significance and value of their knowledge to the wider community.

Last updated: 15 August 2019