English Linguistics: Second Language Acquisition

lgerm2725  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

English Linguistics: Second Language Acquisition
5 credits
30.0 h
Q2

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2021-2022
Language
English
Prerequisites
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Main themes
Familiarize students with SLA theories and more specifically English as a Foreign Language (EFL).
The course will address two main issues: theories in SLA and learner language analysis.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 By the end of the course, students will be familiar with the main theories and issues in second and foreign language acquisition. The students will be able to read scientific articles in the domain critically and to apply some of the research methods to carry out a small scale personal research project.
 
Content
Main themes :
  • description of learner language.
  • data analysis in SLA (e.g. elicitation tests vs learner corpus data).
  • internal and external factors in SLA.
  • language transfer.
  • cognitive accounts of SLA.
  • linguistic universals and SLA.
  • individual learner differences and strategies.
  • classroom SLA (e.g. explicit instruction vs implicit learning).
Teaching methods
Reading of scientific articles, classroom discussions.
Evaluation methods
Oral exam. The active participation in class will also be taken into account in the attribution of the final mark.
Online resources
Documents available on the Moodle platform
Bibliography
Portfolio d'articles scientifiques mis à disposition sur Moodle ou accessibles via les bibiothèques UCLouvain
Portfolio of scientifc articles made available on the Moodle learning platform or available through the UCLouvain library services
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Linguistics

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : German, Dutch and English

Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : German, Dutch and English

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General