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ATS2101

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Heinz Kreutz

Notes

Previously coded GRN2135

Synopsis

Issues to be covered include the distinction between language learning and acquisition; the social context of these; the relation between first, second and bilingual acquisition; interlanguage and interface; grammaticalisation phases; factors in successful second language acquisition; bilingual education; field work; attrition as the inverse of acquisition; activation and reactivation of language skills. In the tutorial the acquisition and learning of German will be discussed.

Assessment

Essay (2000 word): 40%
Research exercise (500 words): 10%
Three class tests (40 minutes each): 40%
Class paper (400 words): 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Heinz Kreutz

Contact hours

3 hours (3 x seminars) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

German studies

Co-requisites

A second-year language course at level GRN2415 or higher