Course Code: EDUC-6126                                    Credit Hours: 03


Language is the method of expressing ideas and emotions in the form of signs and symbols. These signs and symbols are used to encode and decode the information. There are many languages spoken in the world. The first language learned by a baby is his or her mother tongue. It is the language, which he or she listens to from his or her birth. Any other language learned or acquired is known as the second language. Second language acquisition, or SLA, has two meanings. In a general sense it is a term to describe learning a second language. This is mainly a subconscious process which happens while we focus on communication. It can be compared with second language learning, which describes how formal language education helps us learn language through more conscious processes. Implications for the language classroom include the ideas that the teacher can create contexts for communication which facilitate acquisition, that there is a natural order of acquisition of language, that there are affective filters which inhibit acquisition, especially for adults, and that comprehensible input is very important. This course will help students to understand pedagogy of English as second language and effectively communicate in second language.

Course Objectives:

1.    To understand foundations of second language acquisition

2.    To comprehend the linguistics of second language acquisition

3.    To describe the meaning of SLA

4.    To apply SLA

5.     To explain the components of SLA

Assessment Criteria

Sessional: 20 (Presentation: 06, Participation: 05, Attendance: 05, Overall Conduct: 04)

Mid-term: 30

Final exam: 50

Course Material