llogo1216  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

3.00 credits
30.0 h
- Definition of bilingualism (AS / PH) 
- Bilingual spoken language production and comprehension (AS)
- Bilingual written language production and comprehension (AS) 
- The bilingual brain (AS) 
- Cognitive (dis)advantages of bilingualism (AS / PH) 
- Second or foreign language acquisition: Interlanguage characteristics of second or foreign language learners (PH)
- Socio-affective (ex. cultural) aspects of foreign or second language acquisition (PH)
- Bilingualism and developmental disorders: Fundamental and applied questions (AS)
- Speech therapy/neuropsychology and bilingualism (AS)
Teaching methods
Evaluation methods
Evaluation in session
- written exam 
Part prof Szmalec (13/20)
- 30 multiple choice questions: 4 options, 1 correct alternative
- the threshold for mastery of learning outcomes is set by a formula which determines that to obtain 6.5 out of 13, the student must have correctly answered 19 out of 30 questions
Part prof Hiligsmann (7/20)
- 2 open questions
The final note, on 20, will be the sum of the score obtained on both parts.
Other information
The course is given in French, but a set of English slides is available for international students:
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The core reading for the course is in French, but equivalent core reading is available for international students in English
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The standard exam is a written exam in French. However, international students taking this course:
  • Will be allowed to use a dictionary when taking the written exam in French:
  • Will be allowed 33% more time when taking the written exam in French:
  • Are provided with the opportunity to take the written exam in English:
  • Are provided with the opportunity to take an alternative oral exam in English :
Online resources
Bijleveld, H.-A., Estienne, F., & Vander Linden, F. (2014). Multilinguisme et orthophonie: Réflexions et pratiques à l'heure de l'Europe. Elsevier Masson.
Ellis, R. (2008). The Study of Second Language Acquisition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Grosjean, F. (2010). Bilingual: Life and reality. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Grosjean, F. & Li, P. (2013). The psycholinguistics of bilingualism. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Ortega, L. (2011). Second Language Acquisition. London : Routledge.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Speech and Language Therapy

Bachelor in Psychology and Education : Speech and Language Therapy