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ETL711 - Learning An Additional Language

Unit details

Year2019 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Trimester 1 Unit Chair:

Zosia Golebiowski

Trimester 2 Unit Chair:

Zosia Golebiowski

Trimester 3 Unit Chair:

Zosia Golebiowski





Incompatible with:


Scheduled learning activities - campus

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit explores the processes involved in learning a language, and how these are researched using notions such as error analysis, contrastive analysis and learner language. It considers how the acquired language is studied, and the relationship between first and additional language acquisition. Among the factors discussed are learner variability, silent period and language production, and cognitive effects of second language acquisition.

Other topics covered include the features of the sociocultural context of language learning that influence acquisition and the experience of language immersion.

The unit explores also features of the second language classroom that impact the acquisition, including feedback and noticing, teacher-role and learning strategies.


Assessment 1 - Learning log (2500 words) - 50%

Assessment 2 - Analysis of classroom lesson from language acquisition perspective (2500 words) - 50%

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