EDMM632-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Issues in Language Acquisition and Learning

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024

Description

In this course, students will gain a thorough overview of current research in the field of language acquisition and learning, and develop an ability to analyse and critically evaluate findings and discussions in the literature on language acquisition pedagogy that inform the design and implementation of curricula for migrant students' learning contexts. Students will compare and contrast a range of approaches to teaching additional languages. Students will also investigate, and critically analyse problematic aspects of language acquisition and learning research, and consider their relevance to practices and problems in a particular educational setting.

Course outline/Key content
• Critical exploration of contemporary issues in language acquisition and learning and their application to language teaching;
• Examining national and international models and programmes for language teaching and learning including ESOL/TESOL, immersion, transitional bilingual programs, 1st language/heritage language maintenance, and language revitalization;
• Examining teaching and learning strategies that support research-informed curriculum-based language learning and emergent bilingualism, regarding indigenous languages, heritage languages, English as an Additional Language and international languages;
• Critical reading and evaluation of recent research in language teaching and language pedagogy;
• Investigating and appraising curricula for language teaching and learning;
• Analysing and assessing materials for language teaching and learning;
• Analysing the varied language needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students in a particular educational setting;
• Relating research findings to practices and problems related to language acquisition or learning in a particular educational setting;

Learning Outcomes

Students completing the course will be able to:
1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of current issues in the application of first and second language acquisition research to language teaching and learning contexts.
2. Critically assess research related to various national and international models and programmes for language teaching and learning including ESOL/TESOL, immersion, transitional bilingual programs, 1st language/heritage language maintenance, and language revitalization.
3. Appraise and critically evaluate suggested curricula and language teaching and learning materials for various groups of learners, including text, multi-media and web-based, using appropriate criteria.
4. Identify teaching and learning strategies that support research-informed curriculum-based language learning and emergent bilingualism, regarding indigenous languages, heritage languages, English as an Additional Language and international languages.
5. Research and critically analyse problematic aspects of language acquisition and learning and relate them to practices and problems in a particular educational setting.
6. Analyse and explain the varied language needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students in a particular educational setting.

Prerequisites

Subject to approval by the Head of School

Restrictions

EDEM632

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:30 Rehua 529
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 27 Oct

Timetable Note

Note that these are online webinars. They are recorded for those who cannot attend in real time. You do not have to come to campus.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Tracey Millin

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Research Bibliography 40% Descriptive analysis of an issue in language acquisition and learning
Critical Essay 60% Critical analysis of a topic of choice

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,046.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Teacher Education .

All EDMM632 Occurrences

  • EDMM632-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024
  • EDMM632-24S2 (D) Semester Two 2024 (Distance)