LIN8001 Principles of Second Language Learning (FOEDU)


Semester 1 (ONC)Toowoomba (EXT)Toowoomba

Semester 2 (EXT)Toowoomba


Units 1.0 (070115) Band 5


Synopsis

The course emphasises recent research in second language acquisition and the theoretical issues underlying such research. The course looks at the following topics: (a) various approaches to assessing and describing learner language; (b) the notion of "interlanguage"; (c) the question of transfer from first language in SLL; (d) cognitive processes and strategies involved in second language learning and communication; (e) individual learner characteristics, learning and environment; (f) social and cultural factors affecting L1 and L2 use; (g) consideration of the implications of SL learning research and theory for language teaching. NOTE: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the EXT or WEB offering and advised of this change before semester commences.