Summer 2023 - EDUC 825 G031

Second Language Learning and Education (5)

Class Number: 3174

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA



A survey of major theories of Second Language Learning (SLL) to date, including the conceptualizations of language, learning and the learner, and their applications and implications in second/additional language teaching and learning in various contexts over time and today.


Meeting Dates:
Mon/Wed May 8th – June 19th

Meeting Times:

Meeting Location:
EDB 8620.2

Additional Details:
The purpose of this course is to build upon the study of major trends and issues in second/foreign/additional language education theory and practice already studied during the program. Each week, we will focus on a specific theme. Students will prepare for each class by doing readings and taking notes on the key ideas from the readings. Also, each class will include an oral presentation related to the key theme, to be carried out by different students each week. Students will also apply theories directly to classroom practice in short demo lessons in which they will teach peers and reflect on how they applied theories studied in the course.


  • Develop an understanding of theoretical trends in second/foreign/additional language instruction.
  • Develop critical awareness and engagement in the reading of research-based studies in the field of language teaching and applied linguistics.
  • Critically apply content studied in the course to lived experience, future goals, and broader sociocultural/educational contexts in the world today.


  • 1. Weekly presentation(s) 20%
  • 2. Mini demo lesson 20%
  • 3. End-of-course portfolio 50%
  • Active learning and participation 10%



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Registrar Notes:


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