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ENG505 : Language Learning Theories

Course Overview

Course Synopsis

The course provides in-depth understanding of Language Learning Theories (LLT). The focus is on the six key theories with emphasis on their theoretical and pedagogical aspects of language learning. With the inclusion of current research trends in LLT, the course will equip the students with awareness of the distinctive concepts of language learning theories and their varied implementation. The course aims to develop awareness of current teaching approaches and methodologies, enable learners for effective planning and teaching with solid rationale at the background in a variety of curricular and learning environment, and analyze current research trends in the domain of language learning.

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students would be able to:

  • have the in-depth understanding of the theories present in your course.
  • distinguish the key concepts related with different models of language learning.
  • have an understanding of learning methods and practices in detail
  • analyze current research trends in pedagogical aspects of language learning
  • effectively plan materials, with a solid rationale at the background in a variety of curricular and learning environments.

Course Calendar

Introduction to the Course-I (Topics 1-7)1Handouts6 to 9
Introduction to the Course-II (Topics 8-11)2Handouts10-11
Introduction to the Key Concepts in Language Learning (Topics 12-14)3Handouts12-13
Behaviorism-I (Topics 15-18)4Handouts14-15
Behaviorism-II (Topics 19-21)5Handouts16-17
Generativism-I (Topics 22-26)6Handouts18-20
Generativism-II (Topics 27-30)7Handouts21-22
Cognitivism-I (Topics 31-33)8Handouts23-24
Cognitivism-II (Topics 34-38)9Handouts25-28
Constructivism-I (Topics 39-42)10Handouts29-30
Constructivism-II (Topics 43-46)11Handouts31-32
Constructivism-III (Topics 47-50)12Handouts33-34
Krashen''s Input Hypothesis (Monitor Model)-I (Topics 51-52)13Handouts35
Krashen''s Input Hypothesis (Monitor Model)-II (Topics 53-54)14Handouts36
Krashen''s Input Hypothesis (Monitor Model)-III (Topics 55-56)15Handouts37-38
Socio-cultural Theory (Topics 57-59)16Handouts39-40
Basic Language Cognition vs Higher Language Cognition (Topics 60-62)17Handouts41-42
Generatuive vs Usage Based School (Topics 63-65)18Handouts43-44
Communicative Competence (Topics 66-69)19Handouts45-47
Models of Communicative Competence (Topics 70-73)20Handouts48-49
Grand Quiz
CUP, BICS & CALP (Topics 74-77)21Handouts50-51
Second Langauge Learning Research and Language Education (Topics 78-80)22Handouts52-54
Directions for Research in Language Learning (Topics 81-84)23Handouts55-57
Automaticity, Restructuring and Noticing (Topics 85-86)24Handouts58-59
Interaction Hypothesis, Processability Theory, and Towell & Hawskins Model of SLA (Topics 87-89)25Handouts60-61
Comparing Six Theories-I (Topics 90-91)26Handouts62
Comparing Six Theories-II (Topics 92-93)27Handouts63-64
Learning Factors-I (Topics 94-96)28Handouts65-66
Learning Factors-II (Topics 97-99)29Handouts67-68
Language Learning Strategies-I (Topic 100)30Handouts69
Language Learning Strategies-II (Topic 101)31Handouts70
Individual Learning Differences-I (Topics 102-103)32Handouts71-72
Individual Learning Differences-II (Topics 104-107)33Handouts73-75
Individual Learning Differences-III (Topics 108-110)34Handouts76-77
Language Learning Pedagogy (Topics 111-113)35Handouts78-79
Interview with an Expert (Topic 114)36Handouts80
Dynamics of Learning Styles (Topics 115-117)37Handouts81-83
Social Context in SLA (Topics 118-121)38Handouts84-86
Acquiring Knowledge for L2 Use (Topics 122-125)39Handouts87-88
Research Trends in ESP Classroom (Topics 126-129)40Handouts89-91
Final Term Exam
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