Theories of Language Learning and Teaching

3 CREDITS    |    TERM 1

The course provides a sequence of learning experiences that introduce a broad range of theories that inform and underpin second language teaching and learning in the classroom. A critical review and practical applications of these theories of second language learning will assist students in designing classroom learning experiences, developing a classroom learning community and assessing progress toward the expected student learning outcomes. The course covers the primary theories and perspectives related to second language learning including behavioral, developmental, cognitive, social cognitive, sociocultural and constructivist learning theories, and it examines how these different theories address student assessment, motivation, self-regulation and classroom management.