ENGS29 Second Language Acquisition 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Englannin kielen, kirjallisuuden ja kääntämisen tutkinto-ohjelma
Faculty of Communication Sciences

General description

This is an introductory survey course that will enable students to understand major research questions and goals in second language acquisition, the extent of current knowledge in this area of inquiry, and how we can view the same questions from different theoretical vantage points. Two of the central questions for discussion will be whether there is a critical period for the native-like acquisition of a second language and the extent to which second language grammars (including systematically occurring non-native errors in syntax, morphology, and phonology) can be directly attributed to the influence of the grammar of the learner's native language.

The course will consist of weekly instruction, weekly readings to be summarized orally by pairs of students, active participation in discussions, short data collection assignments, and a final exam.

Enrolment for University Studies

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Peter Slomanson, Teacher responsible


7-Jan-2019 – 13-May-2019
Mon 7-Jan-2019 - 18-Feb-2019 weekly at 17-19, Pinni B 4086
Mon 4-Mar-2019 - 15-Apr-2019 weekly at 17-19, Pinni B 4086
Mon 29-Apr-2019 - 13-May-2019 weekly at 17-19, Pinni B 4086