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FREN6694

Second Language Acquisition

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the various factors that play a role in the processes of second language acquisition, particularly as it occurs in the classroom. Topics covered include language competence and proficiency, natural vs. classroom second language learning, language related features of second language acquisition (nature and function of the input, developmental stages, characteristics of learner interlanguage, first language transfer, etc.), individual characteristics of the learner, acquisition viewed as a cognitive activity, sociological, psychological and affective factors in second language acquisition, and current research in SLA and its application to teaching French as a second language.

No textbook required
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Pedagogy

Sections

Summer 2014

FREN6694A-L14 Lecture

Summer 2013

FREN6694A-L13 Lecture (Zuniga)

Summer 2012

FREN6694A-L12 Lecture (Zuniga)

Summer 2011

FREN6694A-L11 Lecture (Zuniga)