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EDPJ5002 - Second Language Acquisition
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 6 credit points
HECS Band seven
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Faculty of Education and Social Work
Offered session(s): 2
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Aek Phakiti

Classes: 1x1 hr lecture/week, 1x1 hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

Assessment: 1x1500wd critical review of an SLA research article in Language Learning (30%) 1x1500wd application of an SLA theory for teaching practice (30%); and 1x2500wd explaining second language learning through empirical data (40%)

This unit presents the major theoretical frameworks used to consider issues in pre-school language development, first language development during the school years and the learning of second and subsequent languages by children and adults. It will discuss the common features in language development and will also take into account issues of social opportunity, age-related factors and other individual factors which lead to differential language proficiency in learners.
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