013105 The Multilingual Learner6cp
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Anti-requisite(s): 015158 Language Development
A learner’s needs, goals and success in developing an additional language interact with a range of linguistic, psychological and socio-cultural factors. Students examine key findings from research to understand how these factors mediate learning in a range of different contexts including: an educational context where the language of instruction is an additional language or dialect for the learners; adult migrants learning the dominant language of their new community; and students studying a foreign language in a formal educational setting. Students learn how to build a profile of multilingual learners by conducting an interview with a language learner in an authentic educational setting.
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