Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Language Acquisition TTO 526 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses <p> None</p>
Recommended Optional Courses <p> None</p>
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. FİRDEVS KARAHAN
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. FİRDEVS KARAHAN,
Course Assistants

Res. Assist. Dr. Tuğba DEMİRTAŞ TOLAMAN

Course Category
Course Objective

The aim of the course is to examine the underlying principles and processes of second language acquisition. Another aim is to critically examine the research texts in the field and finally to reveal the relationship between language acquisition and language teaching.

Course Content

Language acquisition processes among children; theories of first and second language acquisition; stages of language acquisition, acquisition of word types, the concept of time, the use of time, sentence, the acquisition of negativity, yes-no questions, other structures; comparing the first and second language acquisition processes; bilingualism; factors affecting second language acquisition (environment, age, attitude, motivation, etc.); comparison of language acquisition in children and adults; the effect of language acquisition on second language learning.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Understands the concept and processes of language acquisition. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
2 Understand the relationship between language acquisition and language teaching. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
3 Has a command of the studies in the field regarding the concept of language acquisition Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Course outline. Introducing terminology and revealing research problems
2 Age in language acquisition
3 Linguistic dimension in second language acquisition
4 Interlanguage processes
5 The stages of development
6 Interlanguage in context
7 Input and Output
8 Interaction
9 Cognitive dimension of language learning: Attention
10 Cognitive dimension of language learning: Aptitude and Memory
11 Personality, Learning types, Affect, and Motivation
12 Social context and language use in second language acquisition
13 Instructional strategies for second language acquisition I
14 Instructional strategies for second language acqusition II
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources

Doughty, C. & Williams, J. (Eds.).(1998). Focus on form in classroom second language acquisition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Gass, S. M. & Selinker, L. (2008). Second language acquisition: An introductory course. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum

Larsen-Freeman, D., & Long, M. H. (1991) An introduction to second language acquisition theory and research. London: Longman.

Lightbown, P. & Spada, N. (1999). How languages are learned. London: Oxford University Press (Revised Edition). 

Mackey, A. & Gass, S. (2005). Second language research: Methodology and design. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlabaum Associates. 

Pyrczak, F., & Randall R. B. (2003). Writing Empirical Research Reports, 4th edition, Glendale, CA: Pryczak Publishing.

 

Week Documents Description size
0 Doughty & Long (2003) The handbook of second language acquisition 3.9 MB
0 Ellis (1997) Second Language Acquisition 4.85 MB
0 Ellis (2015) Understanding Second Language Acquisition (2nd ed.) 3.18 MB
0 Gass & Selinker (2008) Second Language Acquisition- An Introductory Course 5.03 MB
0 Lightbown & Spada (2013) How Languages are Learned 15.41 MB
0 Mitchell, Myles, & Marsden (2013) - Second Language Learning Theories 28.12 MB
0 Ortega (2008) Understanding Second Language Acquisition 1.66 MB
0 Saville-Troike & Barto (2017) Introducing Second Language Acquisition (3rd ed.) 0.31 MB
0 Saville-Troike (2012) Introducing Second Language Acquisition (2nd ed.) 2.75 MB
0 VanPatten & Williams (2015) Theories in second language acquisition- An introduction 1.74 MB
0 VanPatten, Smith, & Benati (2020) Key Questions in Second Language Acquisition 2.12 MB
0 SLA Syllabus 0.02 MB
0 SLA Syllabus 0.02 MB
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Ödev 20
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 5 80
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Assignment 1 20 20
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Workload 152
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.08
dersAKTSKredisi 6