CBSE 7360X Introduction to Second Language Acquisition and English Language Learning

30 hours plus conference; 3 credits

Survey of second language acquisition theory and research as it relates to teaching English as a second language. The influence of speech and language disorders. Application of recent research findings in child first and second language acquisition, language typology, universal grammar and parameters, various models of second language acquisition, instructed second language learning, the critical period hypothesis, the social context, and other influences on second language acquisition. Data collection and analysis. Applications to educational and community settings. This course is the same as English 779.2X and Speech 7535X.

Prerequisite: either English 7603X or a course in normal language acquisition or permission of the deputy chairperson.

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