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ENG2153 - First and Second Language Acquisition

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 7 days A

Course content

This course provides an introduction to First and Second language (L1 & L2) acquisition with a special focus on how theoretical knowledge of these phenomena can be employed in improving the methods for L2 instruction and for practical purposes in education and language teaching.

Learning outcome

Knowledge

Candidates who have passed this course can

- describe the main aspects of child language development with respect to phonology, vocabulary and grammar.

- explain methods used to investigate children's linguistic development.

- provide an account of the distinctive features and possible causes of atypical language acquisition.

- describe and evaluate different theoretical models for explaining the acquisition of language.

- provide an account of the debate over the extent to which human beings' innate language capacity can be seen as a self-contained module specific to the species.

Skills

Candidates who have passed this course can

- discuss the differences and similarities between first and second language acquisition.

- evaluate how theoretical knowledge about language acquisition can be used to improve foreign language teaching methods.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars, online activities, and individual supervision. This course will make use of flexible teaching forms, and a high degree of student activity is required.

Approved obligatory assignment is valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester).

Compulsory assignments

  • Oral presentation, approx. 20 minutes

Further on evaluation

The course is assessed by a written home examination (7 days), approx. 2500 words.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Curriculum/reading list will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • English Language
  • English
  • English Linguistics
Contact information
Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature

Examination

Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100 A

Release
2022-12-03

Submission
2022-12-10


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12:00

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Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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