010026 Topics in Language Development6cp
Requisite(s): 013102 Introducing Knowledge about Language AND 013105 The Multilingual Learner AND 010070 TESOL Practicum AND 028253 TESOL: Methodology
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How do people learn languages? This subject begins with a survey of theories and seminal studies in language development from linguistic, psychological and socio-cultural perspectives. Students critically examine the contributions these ideas have made in informing the development of teaching methodologies, practices and policies. Students then choose a specific topic from contemporary debates in the field of second language acquisition and a specific context of interest to them. Topics may include younger or older learners, different varieties of English, bilingual classrooms, translanguaging, recently arrived migrants, informal learning environments, and learning content through a second language.
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