In this course, you will trace the historical development of the theories and concepts in the field of Second Language Acquisition, and study the implications of these theories in the language classroom. Areas of focus in this course include age factors, psychological factors, sociocultural factors, and linguistic factors that play a role in second language acquisition.
Number of Units: 2.0 units of graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education to recent college graduates, career changers and educators who wish to develop their competencies in the field of TESOL.
Course Materials: Text, Principles of Language Learning and Teaching by H. Douglas Brown, available at your local bookstore or online at Amazon.com.
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