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ECL774 - Learning An Additional Language

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:H Shokouhi




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

  • error analysis, contrastive analysis and learner language: how the acquired language is studied
  • relationship between first and additional language acquisition
  • foreign language learning cf. Second language acquisition
  • learner variability: Features of the learner (cognitive structure, attitude, age, motivation/engagement, goals, aptitude) which may influence acquisition
  • silent period and language production
  • cognitive effects of second language acquisition
  • features of the sociocultural context of language learning that may influence acquisition
  • the experience of language immersion
  • features of the second language classroom that may influence acquisition, including feedback, noticing, teacher role, learning strategies


Assignment 1: Learning log 50% (2,500 words)

Assignment 2: Analysis of classroom lesson from language acquisition perspective 50% (2,500 words)

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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