LRM50: APPLIED LINGUISTICS AND SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

Module Code: LRM 50

ECTS Credit Points: 10

Module Type: Compulsory

Semester offered: First (1st)

Coordinator: Maria Papadopoulou

Language: English

General Description of LRM 50

The module aims at deepening students’ theoretical and practical knowledge about applied linguistics with regard to second language acquisition and providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge in order to teach language to refugees and migrants and conduct research on the field. Students will be trained to recognize the most important characteristics of the different approaches to second language acquisition, to compare and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to second language learning and teaching and will be introduced to modern theories in the wider field of language education. They will look into the international bibliography that provides a wealth of information for applied linguistics and second language acquisition in ways that all perspectives are given a place within the context of education.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module, students are expected to:

identify the most important approaches to second language acquisition

recognise the most important characteristics of the different approaches to second language acquisition

explain second language learning in the light of different approaches

compare and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to second language learning and teaching

understand socio-cultural interpretations of language and communication

develop skills concerning their digital literacy

develop and apply skills concerning (e-)learning strategies in order to facilitate their learning experience

develop and apply academic reading and writing skills

be able to conduct a small-scale research concerning second language learning and teaching

Subjects

  • Approaches to second language acquisition

  • Affect and other Individual differences in second language learning

  • The linguistic environment

  • Current trends and future directions for the field

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this module.

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