Theory of 2nd Language Development

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LOX011M10
Vaknaam Theory of 2nd Language Development
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I

Uitgebreide vaknaam Theory of Second Language Development
Leerdoelen After successful completion of this course, students are able to
1.describe and critically reflect on the most influential theories of second language acquisition, including the most recent developments in non-linear and Complex Dynamic Systems approaches second language development and to develop new ideas for research in this field (1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1:5)
2. find relevant sources, combine information from different sources and subdisciplines, and distil relevant problems and questions for second-language acquisition from this information (2.1)
3. initiate, conduct, and analyse, small-scale (empirical) studies in the field of Applied Linguistics (2.4)
4. understand and compare multiple views on a certain problem in a subfield of second-language acquisition (3.1) and understand the nature and function of applied linguistics research and of the interrelationships between the various subfields (3.2)
5. report orally and in writing in English on ideas and research from applied linguistics (4.1)
Omschrijving This module gives an overview of factors that may influence the ways in which an L2 is learned and used, of theories of L2 learning and teaching, and of approaches to L2 acquisition research. Empirical data supporting the various theories and current approaches to research will also be critically examined. On completion of this module students will be familiar enough with current theories and approaches to be able to select and apply a relevant one to a particular area of research taking the different factors into account.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
Toetsvorm portfolio, wekelijkse opdrachten
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. W.M. Lowie
Docent(en) prof. dr. W.M. Lowie , G.J. Poarch, PhD.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Second language acquisitions de Bot, C.L.J., Lowie.W., Verspoor.M. Routlegde 2005 ca. €  27,00
Entreevoorwaarden Bachelor obtained in one of the following areas: Linguistics, Dutch Language and Culture or a modern language
Opmerkingen All assignments need to be completed. Students must have attended at least 80% of the seminars and demonstrated active participation in the interim assignments.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ma Taalwetenschappen  (Ma Applied Linguistics - TEFL) 1 semester I verplicht