An overview of theories of first and second language acquisition, including comprehensible input, the monitor hypothesis, and order of acquisition. The role of linguistics in understanding language acquisition. The differences between learning and acquisition, EFL, ESL, and ESP, pedagogy and andragogy, integrative and instrumental motivation. Traditional and current approaches to language teaching will be discussed, including grammar/translation approaches, and communicative language teaching.
Duration: June 5 - August 4, 2017
- Teacher: Safary Wa-Mbaleka