1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
1 Admission into BLANG-Bachelor of Languages
1a Admission into BEDSBLANG-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Languages
1b Admission into UCSP-Undergraduate Certificate in Spanish
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b))
Enrolment not permitted
LANG1000 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s); Tutorial participation
Topic description
This topic aims to introduce language students to the language learning process from theoretical points of view, in order to equip them with the skills required for successful language learning at university level. The topic familiarises students with the basic principles of Second Language Acquisition, discusses personal learning styles as well as the implementation of language learning strategies in relation to speaking, writing, listening and reading. It also explores practical issues such as practising a language outside of the classroom, living and studying overseas and employment prospects for language students. While studying in the topic, students will be able to monitor their progress in the language class room over a semester through a language learning portfolio.
Educational aims
The aims of this topic are to:

  • Introduce students to second language acquisition

  • Equip students with language learning management skills

  • Establish links between language learning and opportunities for language use outside the classroom.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Have acquired the basic principles governing Second Language Acquisition

  2. Have an understanding of themselves as individual language learners and also as members of a learning community

  3. Have acquired strategies to enhance language learning

  4. Know about opportunities to use their target language outside the classroom