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LN5523: SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (2016-2017)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27


Course Overview

​This course will give students an in-depth understanding of the way children and adults develop second language in different learning conditions. It allows students to develop their skills in the linguistic analysis of processes that are involved in the learning of second language phonetics, morphology, lexis, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Common SLA and TESOL-related myths will also be identified and examined.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Agni Connor

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • MSc Tesol

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • LN5020 Second Language Theory and Practice (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

​This course will give students an in-depth understanding of the way children and adults develop second language in different learning conditions. It allows students to develop their skills in the linguistic analysis of processes that are involved in the learning of second language phonetics, morphology, lexis, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Common SLA and TESOL-related myths will also be identified and examined.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

3,000-word essay.

Resit: ​3,000-word essay (100%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

​Summative feedback will be given through comments in relation to the essay.

Formative feedback will be provided through regular face-to-face and online discussion between instructor and student throughout the course.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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