7640.18 - Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
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To give students an understanding of how second/foreign languages are learned, the difference between first language acquistion (FLA) and second language acquisition (SLA) and its relevance to the Faroese context.
• Definition and characteristics of FLA • Definition and characteristics of SLA • Comparison of FLA & SLA • Critical periods for acquistion of first language and the role of age in SLA • Social aspects of SLA and teaching of English as a foreign language (TEFL).
Learning and teaching approaches
Lectures by course instructor, projects and pair/group work of student teaching.
On completion of the course, learners must be able to: • Assess the influence of FLA for foreign language learning. • Compare and contrast FLA & SLA within the context of English learning in Faroese schools. • Conduct an analysis of the challenges involved in second/foreign language learning in the context of the Faroese school system.
A written assignment on TEFL on the theoretical basis of SLA perspectives seen in Faroese classrooms.
Understanding Second language acquisition - Lourdes Ortega. Hodder Education, 2009. Introducing Second Language Acquisition – Muriel Saville-Troike. Cambridge University Press, 2012. Second Language Learning and Language Teaching – Vivian Cook. Hodder Education, 2008. + Current research articles.