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.
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.