UZAJ2022 Language Acquisition

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2011
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
James Edward Thomas, M.A. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Jeffrey Alan Vanderziel, B.A.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Prerequisites (in Czech)
SOUHLAS
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 5 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/5, only registered: 0/5
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
After a knowledge of language per se, the second foundation needed by language education professionals is an understanding of how language is learnt and acquired. This field of study is known as Language Acquisition. In this one semester course, trainees will delve into various aspects of this field through extensive reading, conducting experiments and analysing findings, and by reflecting on their own experiences as learners and teachers.
Syllabus
  • Aspects of psychology of Language
  • First and second language acquisition per se
  • Competence
  • The Methodologies and Approaches of language teaching
  • Bloom's taxonomy
  • Vygotsky and constructionism
  • Learning theories
  • Learner training
  • Memory
  • Learner styles, intelligences
  • Learning strategies
Literature
  • AITCHISON, Jean. The articulate mammal : an introduction to psycholinguistics. 5th ed. London: Routledge, 2008. viii, 302. ISBN 9780415420228. info
  • HARLEY, Trevor A. The psychology of language : from data to theory. 3rd ed. Hove: Psychology Press, 2008. xvii, 602. ISBN 9781841693828. info
  • BROWN, H. Douglas. Teaching by principles : an interactive approach to language pedagogy. 3rd ed. White Plains: Pearson Education, 2007. xvii, 569. ISBN 9780136127116. info
  • LIGHTBOWN, Patsy and Nina Margaret SPADA. How languages are learned. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. ix, 233. ISBN 0194422240. info
  • AITCHISON, Jean. Introducing Language and Mind. 1. vyd. London: Penguin, 1992. 96 s. ISBN 0-14-081020-X. info
Teaching methods
The course consists of weekly seminars only. The trainees will delve into various aspects of this field through extensive reading, conducting experiments and analysing findings, and by reflecting on their own experiences as learners and teachers.
Assessment methods
The course concludes with a knowledge test. During the semester students will undertake various activities and make presentations of their research to their peers. In addition, they will regularly contribute to online forum discussions as part of "constructing knowledge", this being one of they Vygotsky's key constructs. These will be assessed.
Language of instruction
English
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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