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ALM4250

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Julie Bradshaw and Dr Robyn Spence-Brown

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to the study of second language acquisition and attrition. The relation between first and second language acquisition; learning/acquisition contexts; foreign language learning vs second language acquisition; contrastive and error analysis; interlanguage; learner variability - age, aptitude, cognitive styles, attitude and motivation; theories of second language acquisition; learning strategies; classroom interaction analysis; implications for curriculum content; and attrition as the inverse of acquisition. Students work on problems in a language of interest to them.

Assessment

Written Work (9,000 words in total): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Julie Bradshaw and Dr Robyn Spence-Brown