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ENG504 : Second Language Acquisition

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Dr Tayyaba Tamim
PhD in Education
University of Cambridge

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1. Introduction to Second Language Acquisition 2. Nature of Language, Modularity, and SLA Variability 3. Creativity, Second Language Use, and Learning 4. Second Language Use and Performance Perspective 5. Differences Between Individual Learners 6. Behaviorism and First Language Acquisition 7. Second Language Learning and Krashen’s Monitor Model 8. SLA Hypotheses 9. Second Language Acquisition and Universal Grammar 10. Universal Grammar and First Language Acquisition 11. Universal Grammar and Second Language Learning 12. Evaluation of Universal Grammar and Cognitive Approaches 13. Models of Second Language Learning 14. Learning strategies and Second Language Learning 15. Theories of Second Language Processing and Connectionism 16. Evaluation of Cognitive Approaches and Functional Perspectives 17. Cognitive, Textual, Social Orientations and Functionalism 18. Functionalism and Interaction in Second Language Learning 19. Input and Interaction in Second Language Acquisition 20. Consciousness Raising, Negative Feedback, and Negative Evidence 21. Input Processing and Autonomous Induction Theory 22. Interactionist Approach and Sociocultural Theory 23. Aspects of Sociocultural Theory 24. Activity Theory, Private Speech, and Scaffolding 25. Empirical Evidence and Socio-cultural Aspects of Language Learning 26. Second Language Socialization and Identity Construction 27. Investment and Social Identities in Second Language Acquisition 28. Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Language Learning and Second Language Research 29. Institutional Policies and the Role of L1 in L2 Learning 30. Facilitative Role of L1 31. Different Aspects of L1 32. Language Awareness and L1 33. The Facilitation of L1 in Second Language Learning 34. The Role of L1 in Second Language Learning 35. Factors Influencing SLA 36. Different Learning Styles and Strategies 37. Second Language Learning and Learner Motivation 38. Language Theories and Second Language Learner 39. Myths Related to SLA 40. Culture Difference and Identity 41. Teaching/ Learning of Culture in Second Language Classrooms 42. Second Language Acquisition and Teaching 43. Focus on Form and Types of Instructions 44. Explicit Instruction and Production Practice 45. Input and SLA Pedagogy