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Area/Catalogue
LANG 3037

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
154822

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To advance students' knowledge and theories of how first and second languages are acquired and to apply analytic methods to investigate language acquisitions in diverse contexts.

Course content

This course will advance students' understanding of how first languages and second languages are acquired in formal and informal contexts around the world, including bilingual and multilingual development and the relationship between first or second language learning and the development of literacies. Students will engage with research on the conditions that influence varying degrees of bilingualism and multilingualism. The course includes consideration of influences such as age, cross-linguistic and affective factors, individual learner differences and the impact of new technologies.

Textbook(s)

Ortega, L 2009, Understanding second language acquisition, 1st edition, Hodder Education, London

Prerequisite(s)

Completion of any second year course from the Linguistics major/sub-major within the Bachelor of Arts, or by approval from the Program Director. COURSE ALERT: This course is not available to students who have completed: LANG 2020 Language Acquisition

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Lecture (online) 2 hours x 2 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External 3 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Portfolio 900 words 20% N/A
Case study 1350 words 30% N/A
Essay 2250 words 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Portfolio 900 words 20% N/A
Case study 1350 words 30% N/A
Essay 2250 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Creative Industries
School of Creative Industries

Degrees this course is offered in

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