30 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: This module will explore key theories and approaches in language acquisition, learning and associated pedagogies. Various theoretical and empirical issues will be addressed together with learner-internal and learner-external factors that influence the processes of second language development in education. For example, the course provides students with an opportunity to consider critically second language acquisition (SLA), Universal Grammar (UG) and the roles of learner factors such as age, first language and interference. The theory and application of new technologies in language acquisition, learning and research are addressed. The application of SLA theory and research to aspects of second language teaching and learning is also explored.

Staff Contact: PAYNE MARK A
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK