ELT212


Course Title Course Code Program Level
Language Acquisition ELT212 English Language Teaching B.A. / B.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Credits
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
04
(Spring)
42 20 70 132 3 5

Teaching Staff Yrd. Doç. Dr Neslihan ÖZKAN
Language of Instruction İngilizce (English)
Type Of Course Compulsory
Prerequisites None
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives • To foster an understanding of the principles and processes that govern native language acquisition and its influences in 2nd language acquisition/learning • To foster an understanding of the principles and processes that govern second language learning and use with respect to linguistic, cognitive and psychological perspectives. • To understand the relationship between SLA research and second language instruction. An understanding of the basic processes involved in second language acquisition should serve as the background for deliberate teaching practice.
Course Content Theories of first and second language acquisition (e.g.: behaviorism, innatism, information processing, connectionism, the interactionist position) and developmental stages and sequences of first and target language acquisition; case studies, comparative analysis of the use of native and target languages in corpus data (e.g.: CHILDES database), recordings and/or transcriptions of real second language classroom interaction for the analysis of first and second language acquisition; comparison of second language acquisition in children and in adults; identifying developmental sequences in first language acquisition; stages in second language morpho-syntactic development; processes in second language acquisition; learner characteristics and individual variation in ultimate attainment in second language acquisition.
Learning Outcomes (LO) The students who attended the course and were successful at the end of semester will acquire the followings; LO1 - Students are expected to be aware of first and second language acquisition theories as well as the phases and processes of first and second language acquisition. LO2 - They are expected to be able to compare and contrast the acquisition skills of young and adult learners. LO3 - They are expected to comprehend the importance of the factors effecting second language learning. LO4 - They are expected to distinguish the nature of acquisition and learning.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction to the course: basic concepts and issues, discussion: popular ideas about language learning.
2. Week Language-Learning-Teaching School of Thoughts (Behaviorism, Rationalism and Constructivism)
3. Week First Language Acquisition (1)
4. Week First Language Acquisition (2)
5. Week Native Language Acquisition phases: pre-language, holophrastic, telegraphic speech
6. Week Acquisition processes: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics
7. Week Distinguishing acquisition and learning / native lang. Acquisition, 2 nd lang acqusition ,2nd lang learning , foreign language learning
8. Week Midterm
9. Week Educational Psychology Approaches to Educational Psychology (Positivist school, Cognitive Psychology)
10. Week Approaches to Educational Psychology (2) (Constructivism) Humanism in ELT (Rogers and Maslow)
11. Week Social Interactionism (Vygotsky, Feuerstein) How people learn? Various perspectives on learning
12. Week Second language learning (1)
13. Week Second language learning (2)
14. Week Second language learning (3)
Assessment
  Percentage(%)
Mid-term (%) 40
Quizes (%)
Homeworks/Term papers (%)
Practice (%)
Labs (%)
Projects/Field Work (%)
Seminars/Workshops (%)
Final (%) 60
Other (%)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References
Work Placement(s)
The Relationship between Program Qualifications (PQ) and Course Learning Outcomes (LO)

 

LO1

LO2

LO3

LO4

PO1

1

2

3

2

PO2

1

1

1

1

PO3

2

2

2

3

PO4

1

1

1

1

PO5

1

2

3

2

PO6

2

2

2

2

PO7

1

1

2

2

PO8

2

2

2

2

PO9

3

2

1

1

PO10

2

2

1

2

PO11

1

1

2

2

PO12

2

2

1

1

PO13

3

1

1

1

PO14

5

4

4

3

PO15

1

1

2

2

PO16

4

3

3

4

PO17

2

1

1

1

PO18

1

1

1

1

PO19

1

2

1

1

PO20

2

2

1

2

PO21

1

1

1

2

PO22

1

2

1

1

PO23

1

2

1

1

PO24

1

2

2

1

PO25

2

2

2

2

PO26

3

3

3

3

PO27

3

2

3

3

PO28

2

3

2

3

PO29

2

2

1

2

 

               1= Very weak   2= Weak   3= Moderate     4= Strong     5= Very strong