Second Language Acquisition and Research (003X5)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

You compare theoretical perspectives on what is involved in language acquisition, explore some of the controversies that exist in the field and implications for second language teaching and learning.

Theories of language learning and bilingualism are analysed and aspects of research methodology explored. Contemporary perspectives on SLA in relation to English as a global language in a multilingual world are reviewed.

You also reflect on your own learning processes and beliefs in connection to the theoretical frameworks for SLA.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 256 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We’re planning to run this module in the academic year 2020/21. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.