INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Education and Humanities
3+2 English Language and Literature Master
||Introduction to Second Language Acquisition Studies
||Number of ECTS Credits
||Class Hours Per Week
||Total Hours Per Semester
||2 + 2
|Melih Karakuzu, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
||Azamat Akbarov, 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 term \"second\" includes \"foreign\" and \"third\", \"fourth\" (etc.). Since the early nineteen seventies, SLA researchers have been attempting to describe and explain the behavior and developing systems of children and adults learning a new language.
- •First Language Acquisition, SLA
- •Crosslinguistic Influences
- •The Linguistic Environment
- •Development of Learner Language
- •Foreign Language Aptitude
- •Social Dimensions of L2 Learning
- Practical Sessions
| Midterm Exam(s)||1||30|
| Final Exam||1|
- •Firstly, it will enable you to conduct independent scientific investigation of a broad spectrum of issues linked to linguistics and L2 acquisition.
- •Secondly, it will enable you to assess existing research in an independent manner.
- •Finally, 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. London: Hodder.
- •Abrahamsson, N., & Hyltenstam, K. (2008). The robustness of aptitude effects in near-native second language acquisition. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 30, 481–509.
|ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
|Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)|| ||0|
|Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)|| || ||0|
|Midterm Examination (1 week)|| || ||0|
|Final Examination(1 week)|| || ||0|
|Preparation for Midterm Examination|| || ||0|
|Preparation for Final Examination||7,5||0|