Course Title Course Code Program Level
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION ELT508 İngiliz Dili Eğitimi (Tezsiz) M.A / M.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
42 60 43 42 187 3 7,5

Teaching Staff Lect. Dr. Ceyhun Karabıyık
Language of Instruction İngilizce (English)
Type Of Course Compulsory
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives Developing an understanding of second language learning; • Familiarizing students with theories, methods, and findings related to SLA; • Developing competency in synthesizing SLA articles;
Course Content The course introduces students to the field of second language acquisition focusing on how humans learn additional languages, factors contributing to variability in second language learning success, and promoters of advanced language and literacy competencies in second language learning.
Learning Outcomes (LO) At the end of the course students will • Develop an understanding of second language learning; • Develop an understanding of theories, methods, and findings related to SLA; • Develop a competency in synthesizing articles.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction to the course
2. Week USLA Chapter 2, Ioup et al. (1994) - (Age)
3. Week USLA Chapter 2, Ioup et al. (1994) - (Age)
4. Week USLA Chapter 3, Munro & Derwing (2011) – (Cross-linguistic influences)
5. Week USLA Chapter 4, Rast (2010) – (The linguistic environment I)
6. Week Schmidt (1983), Housen et al. (2011) (The linguistic environment II)
7. Week USLA Chapter 5 - (Cognition)
8. Week Mid-term exam
9. Week USLA Chapter 6 Bardovi-Harlig (1994) & Durrant & Schmitt (2010) - (Development of the learner language
10. Week USLA Chapter 7, Bell (2009), Abrahamson & Hylstenstam (2008) - (Foreign language aptitude
11. Week USLA Chapter 8, Kormos et al. (2011), Sparks et al. (2011) - (Motivation)
12. Week USLA Chapter 9, Dewaele (2011), Garrett & Young (2009) - (Affect and other individual differences)
13. Week USLA Chapter 10 (Social dimensions of L2 learning)
14. Week Final exam
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 Book: Ortega, L. (2009). Understanding second language acquisition. London: Hodder. ISBN-13: 978-0340905593. Selected Articles: Abrahamsson, N., & Hyltenstam, K. (2008). The robustness of aptitude effects in near-native second language acquisition. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 30, 481–509. Bardovi-Harlig, K. (1994). Reverse-order reports and the acquisition of tense: Beyond the principle of chronological order. Language Learning, 44, 243-282. Bell, P. (2009). Le cadeau or la cadeau? The role of aptitude in learner awareness of gender distinctions in French. Canadian Modern Language Review, 65, 615–643. Dewaele, J.-M. (2011). Self-reported use and perception of the L1 and L2 among maximally proficient biand multilinguals: A quantitative and qualitative investigation. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 208, 25–51. Durrant, P., & Schmitt, N. (2010). Adult learners' retention of collocations from exposure. Second Language Research, 26, 163–188. Garrett, P., & Young, R. F. (2009). Theorizing Affect in Foreign Language Learning: An Analysis of One Learner’s Responses to a Communicative Portuguese Course. Modern Language Journal, 93, 209– 226. Housen, A., Schoonjans, E., Janssens, S., Welcomme, A., Schoonheere, E., & Pierrard, M. (2011). Conceptualizing and measuring the impact of contextual factors in instructed SLA – the role of language prominence. International Review of Applied Linguistics, 49, 83–112. Ioup, G., Boustagoui, E., Tigi, M., & Moselle, M. (1994). Reexamining the Critical Period Hypothesis: A case of successful adult SLA in a naturalistic environment. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 16, 73-98. Kormos, J., Kiddle, T., & Csizér, K. (2011). Systems of goals, attitudes, and self-related beliefs in second-language-learning motivation. Applied Linguistics, 33. doi: 10.1093/applin/amr019 Munro, M. J., & Derwing, T. M. (2011). Research Timeline: The foundations of accent and intelligibility in pronunciation research. Language Teaching, 44, 316-327. Rast, R. (2010). The use of prior linguistic knowledge in the early stages of L3 acquisition. International Review of Applied Linguistics, 48, 159–183. Schmidt, R. (1983). Interaction, acculturation, and the acquisition of communicative competence. In N. Wolfson & E. Judd (Eds.), Sociolinguistics and language acquisition (pp. 137-174). Rowley, MA: Newbury House. Sparks, R. L., Patton, J., Ganschow, L., & Humbach, N. (2011). Subcomponents of second-language aptitude and second-language proficiency. Modern Language Journal, 95, 253–273.
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