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NEAR EAST UNIVERSITY - FACULTY OF EDUCATION

Department of English Language Teaching


SYLLABUS
2015-2016 Spring Semester
Course Code
ELT 258

Prerequisite:
Language of
instruction:
English
Instructor:
Assist. Prof. Dr.
Hanife Bensen
E-mail:
hanife.bensen@n
eu.edu.tr

Course Name
LANGUAGE
ACQUISITION

Course Type:
Compulsory

Classroom
R12/R13A

Weekly Course
Hours

3
Year: Second

Credits

ECTS

Weekly Time
Schedule
Wednesday:
12:00-12:50
Thursday: 01:0002:50

5
Semester: Spring

Office Hours:
Office / Room No:
Office / Room Phone:

Learning
Outcomes

After the completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Defrenciate between L1 and L2 LA
Understand the concept of LA
Understand the concept of SLA

Joy of Learning
Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student will:


have responsibility for their own learning by reflecting on each chapter
be engaged in the learning process by presenting the covered topics
This course enables learners to understand the theory of Language Aquisition. Both first and second language acquisition
will be focused on.
To learn the theories of Language Acquisition for both first and second languages.

Course
Description
Course
Objectives
Textbooks
and/or
References
Course Content
Methods and
Techniques
Used in the
Course
Week
1
2
3
4
5

12-

Date

8 Feb 12 Feb
15 Feb 19 Feb
22 Feb 26 Feb
29 Feb 4 March
7 Mar 11 Mar

8
9
10
11
12
13

Saville-Troike, M. (2006). Introducing second language acquisition. CUP.

Activities

WEEKLY OUTLINE
Notes
Reference

1Feb 5 Feb

6
7

Owen, R.E (2012). Language development: An introduction (8th ed.). Boston: Pearson

14 Mar 18 Mar
21 Mar 25 Mar
28 Mar 1 Apr
4 Apr 8 Apr

Introduction to the courses

Describing Language: Chapter 2


Describing Language: Chapter 2
Neurological basis of speech and language:
Chapter 3
Language learning and teaching processes
and young children: Chapter 6
Language learning and teaching processes
and young children: Chapter 6
Presentations
Introducing SLA: Chapter 1
Foundation of SLA: Chapter 2

1
1

Assignment 1: Reflections of Chapter

Assignment 2: Reflections of Chapter

1
1

Assignment 3: Reflections of Chapter

Midterm Exams
Assignment 4: Activities
Assignment 5: Activities

2
2

11 Apr 15 Apr

The linguistics of SLA: Chapter 3

Assignment 6: Activities

18 Apr 22 Apr

The phonology of SLA: Chapter 4

Assignment 7: Activities

25 Apr 29 Apr

Social context of SLA: Chapter 5

Assignment 8: Activities

14
15

2 May 6 May
9 May 13May

16

16 May 25 May

L2 learning and teaching: Chapter 7


Presentations

Final Exams

Attendance: Minimum 70 %
Assessment
Breakdown:
1
2
3
4

Type
Presentations
Mid-Term Exam
Final Exam
Assignments

Educational Tool

Quantity

Lectures
Assignments
Mid-term exam preparation
Mid-term exam
Final exam preparation
Final exam

Assignment 10: Activities

40
20
2
1
2
1

Date

Learning Programme
Student Workload
Educational Tool
Hours
40*1=40
Presentation
20*2=40
Presentation preparation
2*2=4
1*1=1
2*2=4
1*1=1
Recommended ECTS Credit (Total Hours / 30) :

%
20
30
30
20
Quantity
10
5

Reference

Student Workload
Hours
10*2=20
10*2=20

Total

130
130/30 =~5