EDU 518 Second Language Acquisition and Development

Surveys and analyzes current models and theories of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) (e.g., cognitive/connectionist theory, interlanguage theory, acculturation/pidginization theory, linguistics universals, etc.) including theories from linguistics, psychology and education. Focuses on theories and applied perspectives of language instruction and learning emphasizing proficiency-orientated approaches, development of curricula and materials, and interconnections between language and culture. Participants explore grammatical, pragmatic, and sociolinguistic dimensions of language learning and development strategies that build on (meta)cognitive language development. Participants will also stress development of skills and accuracy and reflect the impact of current research in the field of SLA.




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