Courses Catalogue

Second Languange Acquisition

COURSE CODE: ENL3102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Arts (Primary), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

Interlanguange Grammar (7 hours)

  •   Influence of the source and target languages
  •   Transfer and developmental errors
  •   Fossilization.

Proficiency in a second language (7 hours)

  The communicative competence model and its application in linguistic domains.

Interlanguange grammars and their structures in the following domains (7 hours)

  •   Phonology
  •   Morphology
  •   Syntax

Factors affecting second language acquisition (8 hours)

  •   Age
  •   Individual differences
  •   Affective factors
  •   Cognitive factors

The ‘good language learner’ (8 hours)

  •   The learning strategies that people  invoke in attempting to acquire a second language.

Second language learning in the classroom (8 hours)

  •   Modified input
  •   Modified interaction
  •   Focus on form

TEACHING-LEARNING METHODS

  • Lectures
  •   Reading assignments
  •   Practical assignments
  •   Discussions

TEACHING-LEARNING MATERIALS

  •   Whiteboard and markers
  •   Flip charts
  •   LCD Projectors
  •   CDs, DVDs and Tapes