650 Second Language Acquisition

This course reviews the principles of second language acquisition (SLA). Focusing on current theories related to how people learn an additional language, we will discuss key topics central to SLA (e.g. language, theories of language learning, individual differences, language instruction, etc.). You will be expected to read, analyze, and respond to current views on SLA, reflecting on your own experiences and/or the experiences of your peers when learning a second language.