Course: Principles of First and Second Language Acquisition

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Course title Principles of First and Second Language Acquisition
Course code KAN/APMJ
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Klečková Gabriela, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
theories of second language acquisition and elements that shape SLA application of SLA in the classroom learning environment

Learning activities and teaching methods
Collaborative instruction, Cooperative instruction, Discussion, Students' portfolio, Seminar classes, Individual study, Self-study of literature
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Individual project (40) - 30 hours per semester
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
Students can: describe stages and processes involved in first and second language acquisition draw connections between theories and language teaching instruction
teaching methods
Collaborative instruction
Cooperative instruction
Self-study of literature
Individual study
Students' portfolio
Discussion
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Continuous assessment
Project
Recommended literature
  • DeKeyser, R. M. Practice in a second language. Cambridge, 2007.
  • Ellis, R. a N. Shintani. Exploring language pedagogy through second language acquisition research. Londýn, 2014.
  • Lightbown, P. M., a N. Spada. How languages are learned. 4th ed. Oxford, 2013.
  • Ortega, L. Understanding second language acquisition. Londýn, 2009.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter