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ATS2682

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitLinguistics
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Dr Howard Manns

Notes

Previously coded LIN2550

Synopsis

The unit explores social factors in second language acquisition, the nature of first, second and bilingual acquisition, early and late language learning, the nature of interlanguage, cognitive, interactionist and sociocultural models of language and general learning, language attrition, individual differences in language learning, and the role of formal instruction in the language classroom.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the major applied linguistic theories that have influenced the field of second language acquisition.
  2. Understand the role of the individual learner differences in second language learning.
  3. Evaluate the role of internal and external factors in language learning.
  4. Analyse a learner's langauge.
  5. Apply all these understandings to the practice of enabling learners to learn and acquire a second language in both formal and informal contexts.
  6. Relate the research literature to their own and others' second language acquisition experience.

Assessment

Written work: 90%
Class participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week, also by flexible delivery

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

Prerequisites

Two gateway units in Linguistics

Prohibitions

ATS3682, ATS2101, ATS3101, GRN2130, GRN3130, ATS2041, ATS3041, ITA2550, ITA3550, MGR3550 or SPN3550