The course provides a more in-depth introduction to selected theoretical issues in second language acquisition than offered in thelevel NORAN courses. The course prepares students for writing master thesis in second language acquisition. The course covers various aspects that fall under the broad scope second language acquisition research, and linguistic, pragmatic, sociolinguistic and didactic issues are included. After successfully completing this course, students will have Knowledge of second language acquisition that enables them to critically evaluate and analyse central issues in L2 learning raised in the course The ability to give well-founded advices in issues related second language learning. Regarding a course where this is a possibility the students get information about this at the beginning of the semester, and before the deadline regarding semester registration 1.
"Expertise and Expression in Second Language Acquisition: An Embodied P" by Mia Burnett
Go to programs search. The MA program has a research emphasis and includes a thesis. TESL graduate students gain experience and understanding in such areas as: current issues in TESL theory and practice, second language acquisition, second language reading and writing, language socialization, language and identity, second language assessment, discourse analysis, critical applied linguistics, and research methods. For specific program requirements, please refer to the departmental program website. The program faculty have expertise in TESL methods, applied linguistics, critical applied linguistics, discourse analysis, intercultural communication, second language acquisition and socialization, content-based language education, pedagogical and functional grammar, second language reading and writing, issues of language and identity, language in education, multilingual literacies, language policy, and English in immigrant and international communities.
Second Language Acquisition with Bachelor's Thesis
The M. A limited number of part-time students would also be admitted. It will provide students with rigorous, comprehensive training in the theory and research of second including foreign language learning, teaching and testing, and related areas. A major program focus includes preparation for those working, or intending to work, in programs for tertiary students and adults studying Modern Languages such as Spanish, French, Italian, German, English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Farsi, and Arabic. Areas of particular faculty expertise include cognitive processes in SLA; language teaching methodology and pedagogy; psycholinguistics; language processing; individual differences in such factors as age, aptitude, and working memory; second language analysis; interlanguage studies; heritage learners; needs analysis; syllabus design; materials writing; learner training; language assessment; program evaluation; second language research methods; task-based language teaching; and uses of technology in language learning and testing.
In the Bachelor's Linguistics you will explore both the structure and acquisition of language, as well as the diversity of language around the world. The programme is taught in English. In this programme you are introduced to a number of linguistic subjects, including the study of a modern language of your choice. Alongside the core programme, you specialise by selecting a minor or electives in one or more of your fields of interest.