INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Education and Humanities
3+2 English Language and Literature
||Introduction to Second Language Acquisition Studies
||Number of ECTS Credits
||Class Hours Per Week
||Total Hours Per Semester
||2 + 2
|Vildana Dubravac, Assist. Prof. Dr.
||Vildana Dubravac, Assist. Prof. Dr.
|This course is a general introduction to scientific research into how people learn a second language. Although the course is designed to be accessible to students from a wide variety of backgrounds, some knowledge of the linguistic structure of English will be assumed. Second language acquisition, or SLA, is a theoretical and experimental field of study which, like first language acquisition studies, looks at the phenomenon of language development -- in this case the acquisition of a second language. The t
|These are very specific “objectives” for the course and are, in effect, substantive matters of the course. These are:
• To give an overview of how language operates in society, with special reference to multilingual/multicultural societies.
• To integrate the inventory of language issues into the larger framework of society and culture.
• To become aware of some of the social and political implications of cross-cultural education (TESOL) and cross-cultural language research projects.
- Introduction to the course
- First language vs. second language acquisition; Foundations of SLA; Second language learning
- An overview of different methods in second language acquisition
- Individual learner differences (Introduction); age
- Cross linguistic differences
- The linguistic environment
- Development of learner language
- Mid-term exam
- Foreign Language Aptitude
- Affect and other individual differences
- Social dimension of L2 learning
- Classroom L2 acquisition
- Course review
- Practical Sessions
- Self Evaluation
| Midterm Exam(s)||1||30|
| Final Exam||1||50|
- it will enable you to conduct independent scientific investigation of a broad spectrum of issues linked to linguistics and L2 acquisition.
- it will enable you to assess existing research in an independent manner.
- it will develop your ability to discuss a defined methodological issue in a systematic manner. The expected learning outcomes of the last part of the course are available.
- • Ortega, L. (2009). Understanding Second language Acquisition. UK: Hodder Education
|ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
|Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)||14||3||42|
|Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)||14||1||14|
|Midterm Examination (1 week)||1||5||5|
|Final Examination(1 week)||1||10||10|
|Preparation for Midterm Examination||1||7||7|
|Preparation for Final Examination||2||10||20|
|Assignment / Homework/ Project||1||10||10|
|Seminar / Presentation|| || ||0|