Education Faculty
English Language Education Program
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Language Acquisition

Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
ELT4004 4 Language Acquisition 2/0/0 CC English 3
Course Goals
 This course aims to foster an understanding of the principles and processes that govern second language acquisition. It is designed to examine second language acquisition theories and various factors that affect second language acquisition.

Prerequisite(s) Course Code Course Name…
Corequisite(s) Course Code Course Name…
Special Requisite(s) The minimum qualifications that are expected from the students who want to attend the course.(Examples: Foreign language level, attendance, known theoretical pre-qualifications, etc.)
Course Assistant(s)
Schedule Tuesday 12:30-15:20 Ataköy Campus 4C15/17
Office Hour(s) Tuesday 10:00-11:00 Ataköy Campus 4D10
Teaching Methods and Techniques Lecture, discussion
Principle Sources Brown, D. (2014). Principles of Language Learning and Teaching. 6th Ed.
Other Sources
Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Language Learning and Teaching Lecture, discussion
2. Week First Language Acquisition Lecture, discussion
3. Week First Language Acquisition Lecture, discussion
4. Week Age and Acquisition Lecture, discussion
5. Week Human Learning Lecture, discussion
6. Week Individual Differences Lecture, discussion
7. Week Midterm
8. Week Affective Factors Lecture, discussion
9. Week Language, Culture, and Identity Lecture, discussion
10. Week Communicative Competence Lecture, discussion
11. Week Communicative Competence Lecture, discussion
12. Week Interlanguage Lecture, discussion
13. Week Sorting Through Perspectives on SLA Lecture, discussion
14. Week Revision Lecture, discussion
15. Week
16. Week
17. Week
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 30
Project(s) 1 15
Attendance 1 15
Final Exam 1 40

Program Outcomes
PO-1Understand English phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics at advanced level.
PO-2Define the contemporary language learning theories.
PO-3Identify different language learning purposes for various levels.
PO-4Recognize appropriate teaching methods, techniques and strategies for specific purposes.
PO-5Develop skills in listening, speaking and writing for helping learners of English to use language appropriately and comprehensibly.
PO-6Design professional applications for teaching the English language.
PO-7Apply professional assesment tools and methods.
PO-8Determine the problems and solutions at the ELT classroom settings.
PO-9Comprehend the importance of lifelong learning strategies.
PO-10Practice classroom management skills.
Learning Outcomes
LO-1She can understand and interpret the theories of first language acquisition.
LO-2She can understand and interpret the theories of second language acquisition.
LO-3She can understand the differences between the processes of first and second language acquisition theories.
LO-4She knows the differences between these two processes.
LO-5She can understands the effects of individual factors on language learning.
Course Assessment Matrix:
Program Outcomes - Learning Outcomes Matrix
 PO 1PO 2PO 3PO 4PO 5PO 6PO 7PO 8PO 9PO 10
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LO 2
LO 3
LO 4
LO 5