MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
MA Applied Linguistics options

Year 1, Component 04

LG429-7-AU or LG438-7-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?

LG438-7-AU
Nature and Nurture in Second Language Acquisition
(15 CREDITS)

The purpose of this module is to develop your knowledge of some well-known facts about how second languages are learned. You will look at the role of nature and nurture and critically evaluate the theories that make use of these factors to explain how second languages are learned and evaluated. This will involve looking at some of the topics that have been addressed by researchers who have studied second language learner development, and familiarising yourself with the techniques they have used to collect research data.

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