INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Education and Humanities
3+2 English Language and Literature Master
2012-2013

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 532 Language Concepts for Second Language Learning and Teaching Graduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
7.5 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Azamat Akbarov, Prof. Dr. Azamat Akbarov, Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

COURSE OBJECTIVE
This course focuses on presenting an overview of the field of SLA and on important research in second language acquisition (SLA). SLA research examines the way in which humans acquire second, third, fourth, etc., languages. In this course, you will examine and think about learner language, read summaries of published research on learner language, and consider the implications of published research for applied linguistics.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. • First Language Acquisition, SLA
  2. • Age
  3. • Crosslinguistic Influences
  4. • The Linguistic Environment
  5. • Cognition
  6. • Development of Learner Language
  7. • Foreign Language Aptitude
  8. • Motivation
  9. • Social Dimensions of L2 Learning

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Presentation
    • Seminar
    • Project
    • Assignments
    • Case Studies
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Project115
    Midterm Exam(s)125
    Presentation110
    Final Exam150
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • • Firstly, it will enable you to conduct independent scientific investigation of a broad spectrum of issues linked to language learning and teaching.
    • • 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.
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • • V.Cook. (2008). Second Language Learning and Language Teaching. London: Hodder.
    • • Chaudron, C. (2003). Data Collection in SLA Research. In The Handbook of Second Language Acquisition C.J. Doughty and M.H. Long (Eds). Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    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 Examination7,50
    Total Workload: 0
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0