ELT202 Language Acquisition

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
ELT202 Language Acquisition 2 1 6 Mon. 13:00-15:00 Wed. 10:00-11:00
Prerequisite It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Almasa Mulalic Office Hours Schedule Mon 09-12, Wed 09-11, Fri 09-12
E-mail amulalic@ius.edu.ba
Phone (387) 33957313 Office / Room No B F2.25
Assistant
E-mail amulalic@ius.edu.ba
Course Objectives to introduce students to key terms, concepts and theories in first and second language acquisition. to provide students with a basic foundation of knowledge concerning the issues and challenges related to language learning. to explore how current research in language learning can be applied in the language classroom. to examine the stages and development of language learning with regards to planning, implementation and evaluation in the English language classroom. to make students aware of their personal language learning strategies and help them consider which language learning strategies they may employ as English language teachers.
Textbook Kristen M. Hummel (2014). Introducing Second Language Acquisition.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. explain the main stages in first and second language acquisition and the learning strategies employed by second language learners to acquire a new language.
  2. apply language learning strategies and theories in teaching English as a second or foreign language.
  3. plan and develop lessons, units and block plans for teaching that effectively apply second language learning strategies.
  4. utilize professional literature in the field of language acquisition when conducting research or planning future English lessons.
  5. apply gained knowledge for class instruction, group instruction and use it in their future practice.
Teaching Methods Weekly lectures, quizzes, in class discussions, exams, presentations.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction Introducing Second Language Acquisition. 1-4
Week 2 First Language Acquisition 6-34
Week 3 Language Learning Contexts 35-44
Week 4 Instructed Learning 41-58
Week 5 Theoretical Perspectives: Past and Present 59-77
Week 6 Emergentism and usage-based approaches 86-91
Week 7 Teaching Approaches and Instructional Issues 106-118
Week 8 Classroom Instructional Issues - Mid term exam 118-122
Week 9 Second Language Development 137-144
Week 10 L2 development across linguistic sub-areas 144-163
Week 11 The Age Factor 170-189
Week 12 Individual Differences 189-217
Week 13 Bilingualism 218-240
Week 14 Bilingual cognition 241-246
Week 15 Summary of the Chapters Ch 1-13
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3,4,5
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Mid Term Exam 1 20 1,2,3,
Presentation 1 20 1,4,5,
Quiz 1 20 3,4,5,
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture 3 15 45 In-Term Study 4 2 8
Assignments 2 8 16 Final Exam 15 1 15
Home Study 11 6 66
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 29/11/2019
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