1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
1 Admission into BLANG-Bachelor of Languages
1a Admission into BEDSSBLANG-Bachelor of Education (Secondary Schooling), Bachelor of Languages
1b Admission into BEDSBLANG-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Languages
1c Admission into BLANGMTS-Bachelor of Languages, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1d Admission into UCSP-Undergraduate Certificate in Spanish
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d))
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

This topic aims 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 you 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

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.