English - Free topic A: Second Language Acquisition: Putting Principles into Actions (FLA)

Course content

This course delves into the multifaceted world of second language acquisition (SLA) theories, empirical research, and didactic approaches, with the goal of cultivating a deep understanding of the cognitive, psychological, and sociocultural factors influencing language learning. We will discuss language acquisition from a first, foreign, and second language acquisition (SLA) perspective, including theories and research on multilingualism. Expanding upon this foundational knowledge, we will evaluate English curricular guidelines for Gymnasium-level education.

 

Moving beyond theoretical frameworks, the course integrates practical experiences, including on-site lesson observations in schools, to reflect on SLA theories, research, and current pedagogical practices and challenges.

In hands-on workshops, students will learn to create and refine both unit and lesson plans that consider current and emerging pedagogical approaches to language learning. We will focus both on approaches to teaching literature, e.g., short stories or novels, and non-fiction, e.g., through Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL).

Education

Engelsk

The course sets a strong emphasis on class discussions of primary and secondary texts, group work, peer feedback, and student presentations.
In addition, class observations in school will be a required activity.

Literature will be announced a few weeks before the course begins.

This course only leads to exams Foreign Language Acqusition, Free Topic 1, Free Topic 2 and Free Topic 3.
Students using this course to Foreign Language Acqusition will be given priority.

Oral
Individual
Collective
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)
ECTS
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Portfolio, A joint portfolio uploaded in digital exam: Deadline January 6th 2025
Type of assessment details
- Research paper reflections (~5 pages)
- Critical literature review (~6 pages)
- Unit plan + lesson plans (~8 pages)
- Oral presentation to be submitted with the final portfolio (~3 pages)
Exam registration requirements

This course only leads to exams Foreign Language Acqusition, Free Topic 1, Free Topic 2 and Free Topic 3.

Students using this course to Foreign Language Acqusition will be given priority.

Criteria for exam assessment

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 56
  • Preparation
  • 353,5
  • English
  • 409,5

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
HENKE2401U
ECTS
15 ECTS
Programme level
Full Degree Master
Full Degree Master choice
Duration

1 semester

Placement
Autumn
Schedulegroup
See schedule
Studyboard
Study board of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Contracting department
  • Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator
  • Nils Jäkel   (11-716c6f76316d64686e686f436b7870316e7831676e)
Saved on the 04-04-2024

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