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Language Acquisition PG (11387.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (190195) - View

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This unit provides students with knowledge of how a second language is learned. It covers a range of issues relevant to the description and explanation of second language acquisition processes. The unit also provides insights into language acquisition processes in other areas, such as first language acquisition. Students will look critically at theories and research findings of language acquisition and develop their skills as teacher-researcher.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Explain (second) language acquisition processes;

2. Recognise various factors underlying language acquisition processes; and

3. Apply their knowledge to better understand their learners in a creative, research-driven way.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Up to 3 hours of on campus delivery per week - details to be advised.




Students must be enrolled in or have already passed 11388 English Grammar PG OR 11384 Study of Language G.

Assumed Knowledge


Equivalent Units

7656 Language Acquisition G

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