School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

This information is for the 2016 academic year. See information for LALS 514 in 2017.

LALS-514 – Understanding Second Language Learning

Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:Linguistics & Applied LanguageRestrictions:ELIN 803 from 2000 onwards

This course explores the question of how a second language is learned. It focuses on the process involved and the implications of these processes for language pedagogy. Particular emphasis is given to how language use, interaction, and instruction affect the course of language development.

Recommended reading

Gass, S. M. and Selinker, L. (2008). Second Language Acquisition. New York : Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group. (electronic resource in the library)

Mitchell, R. & Myles, F. (2004). Second Language Learning Theories. London: Arnold.

VanPatten, B. and Williams, J. (2007). Theories in 2nd Language Acquisition. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum.

This course is not currently being offered.

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.