This course focuses on acquisition that takes place in instructed settings and considers both child and adult second language acquisition. You will explore research and apply theories of second language acquisition to instructed contexts. You will explore a variety of theories and many variables, such as individual differences, that influence instructed second language acquisition both as a process and as a product.You will examine not only the second language acquisition of English but of other language as well. You will come to understand the factors that influence the route and rate of acquisition as well as those that affect a learner's ultimate attainment.
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