Theory of second language acquisition 712

Module code LCC 712
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

Definition of the problem: the need for a theory of SLA; the theoretical framework: the nature of language knowledge, the nature of the human verbal communication process, dimensions of academic literacy, the needs of second language learners in SA, the goals of language learning; the difference between L1, L2 and L3 learning; SLA processes; nature of human learning; the nature of language learning; the factors which have an effect on language learning; the socio-cultural context of language learning; the language political context of language learning); the role of the L1 in L2 learning.

Module credits 20.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 lecture per week
Language of tuition Both Afr and Eng
Academic organisation Afrikaans
Period of presentation Year

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