Clearing 2021
MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) options

Year 1, Component 06

LG429-7-AU or LG503-7-AU or LG540-7-AU
LG429-7-AU
Topics in the Psychology of Language Learning and Teaching
(15 CREDITS)

Is learning all about cognitive processes? What is the role of psychological factors in successful language learning and teaching? Why do foreign language teachers need to know about their learners?

LG503-7-AU
Theories of Second Language Acquisition
(15 CREDITS)

What are the similarities between first and second language acquisition? And what are the differences? How does this change between child and adult second language acquisition? Study the key concepts around language acquisition. Evaluate, compare and contrast the main theories and empirical research.

LG540-7-AU
Teaching Younger Learners
(15 CREDITS)

This module will introduce students to the fundamentals of Teaching English to Young Learners, referring to children and adolescents. You’ll become familiar with theories surrounding language acquisition among children and the different aspects of their psychology in instructed classroom settings. You will also consider how young learners' language skills could be assessed and tested.

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