LING 5101 Language Acquisition and Learning: Theory and Practice

Pre-requisites: LING 1001, LING 1002, LING 1005

This course prepares students to teach English to speakers of other languages by ensuring that they are fully cognisant with the nature of language as communication, and with a range of information—both theoretical and practical—on how languages are acquired in natural settings as well as learnt in formal classroom settings. They also need to be acquainted with the essential differences between early and later language acquisition processes, and to have some awareness and understanding of psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic information, which explain these processes.

Method of Instruction: 3 weekly seminar hours
Assessment: 50% in-course assessment and 50% final examination

This is a course on the Dip TESOL programme, and is normally offered in Semester 1.