English Acquisition Theory

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    English Acquisition Theory

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Modern Languages

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course aims to introduce students to English acquisition theory as part of Second
    language acquisition (SLA). It is to provide a basic level of knowledge about second
    language learning for students. This course then explores how learners acquire second
    language ?competence.? This course will reflect linguistic, psychological, and social
    perspectives on SLA. It is also designed to help students to develop their own research
    related to second language acquisition.

    Required Textbook:
    Saville-Troike, M. (2012). Introducing Second Language Acquisition. Cambridge: CUP.
    Recommended Reference:
    Gass, S.M., & Selinker, L. (2008). Second Language Acquisition: An Introductory Course.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations