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Language Acquisition

Postgraduate | CUR-EDML500 | 2024

Delve into the theories of how language is acquired. Study first language acquisition and bilingualism, then examine a range of theories including nativist, functional, sociocultural, input hypothesis, usage based and dynamic systems

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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Language Acquisition

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. examine and appraise the various language learning theories
    2. synthesise information from a variety of sources to interrogate empirical research from various theoretical perspectives.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Audio/Visual equipment
  • Other requirements - Additional materials

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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