Second Language Acquisition Minor

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Doel vak

Students will be able to:
- gain insight into particular language acquisition theories/approaches
and compare these approaches to each other
- recognize educational methods related to language acquisition theories
- apply theoretical insights to educational practices
- analyze short data sets in Excel and present the results in a poster

Inhoud vak

This course is focused on a particular set of questions related to the
research domain of second language acquisition. Are adult second
language learners able to learn a language in the same way as children
acquiring their first language? What is the role of innate language
principles? What is the effect of language education on the second
language acquisition process?
Topics of this course are among others:
- The (second language) acquisition of phonology, morphology, vocabulary
and syntax
- (psycho)linguistic approaches to language acquisition
- language input, language processing and language education

By focusing on recent and important studies, students will be able to
gain insights into the (second) language acquisition process and its
relation to the educational practice.


2 hours lecture, 2 hours seminar a week. Presence is obligatory. If you
attended less than 80% of the courses, a complementary assignment must
be handed in.


Exam assessing both theoretical knowledge and comprehension (100%).

Vereiste voorkennis

You must have completed the Introduction to Linguistics course or have
read a series of chapters of the handbook called Language Files
(provided by the lecturer).


Loewen, S. (2015). Introduction to Instructed Second Language
Acquisition. New York: Routledge.
Additional literature will be published in Canvas


Students of the minor package Foreign Language Learning.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_WAMIALG005
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P2
Vakniveau 200
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator drs. M. Bril
Examinator dr. M. Bril
Docenten dr. M. Bril
drs. E. Akkerman

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