LT5460 - Studies of Second Language Acquisition

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Linguistics and Translation
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to provide an overview of the history and current state of second language acquisition studies. Through discussion and review of theoretical studies on human minds and the nature of language, as well as those on pedagogical practices and language education, students will become research literate and be equipped with tools to understanding and evaluating related research regarding the scope, methodology, findings, and implications in various aspects. Moreover, the course reviews principles and processes involved in researching in second language acquisition, so that students will be able to design and conduct their own studies on topics and issues of relevance.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Quizzes: 40%
Final Project (written report and oral presentation): 50%
Participation in tutorial exercises, class discussion, and presentation: 10%
Detailed Course Information


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