Course Description

Develop a Deeper Understanding in the Field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA)

Students will trace the historical development of the theories and concepts in the field of SLA and study methods of implementing current theories in the ESL classroom.

Learner Outcomes

Demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Historical development in the field of second language acquisition
  • Aspects of leaner language in an ESL classroom
  • External factors affecting second language acquisition such as classroom environment, input and interaction
  • Internal factors affecting second language acquisition such as language transfer, cognitive accounts and linguistic universals
  • Individual learner differences in an ESL classroom

Course Details

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.

Technical Requirements



Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series


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Online Fixed-Date
Sep 01, 2020 to Oct 19, 2020
Course Format
Course Fee(s)
EDU PD - $449 credit (2 units) $449.00
Available for Extension Credit
2 units
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