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ENGL 8040 - Theories and Principles of Language Learning


3 cr.
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This course provides teachers of multilingual students with a theoretical background for the teaching and learning of languages. It introduces research into second language acquisition from perspectives of the fields of linguistics, psychology and education. Topics include language acquisition; learning styles and strategies; effects of personality, age, motivation and sociological factors; and the role of the first language. Discussions explore the relationship of theory to methodology and classroom practice.



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