EML510 Language Learning Theories and Perspectives (8)

This subject introduces the major language and language development theories informing TESOL practices, approaches, and methods. This subject considers the importance of context for language development. It also explores recent developments in language learning theory that influence TESOL practice including power relations, identity, digitisation, and globalisation.

Subject availability
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Teacher Education
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe language as a meaning making system;
  • beable to uncerstand various language learning theories and perspectives, including their historical origins;
  • be able to be aware of various critiques on key language learning theories and perspectives; and,
  • be able to evaluate current language learning issues, phenomena, or practices drawing upon varied language learning theories and perspectives.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Language as a meaning making system
  • First and second language learning theories and perspectives
  • Key concepts in second language learning
  • Current issues in second language learning
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.