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LING71-104: Second Language Learners


The subject examines psycholinguistic aspects of language learning and cognitive processes in the development of second language proficiency. Students explore issues concerning cognitive and mental development of language learners such as individual learner differences or the learners' perception of own learning. The subject is suitable for students who specialise in language-related fields or are interested in language teaching and learning.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering - On Campus]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering - Online]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering - On Campus]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering - Online]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Current: $2,340
  • Commencing in May 2021: $2,430

Learning outcomes

1. Develop a body of knowledge about the principles in second language acquisition (SLA) which includes the understanding of principal theories of psycholinguistics and recent developments in the field;
2. Develop the knowledge and skills of research principles and methods in SLA  which are applicable to the diverse L2 learning/teaching  contexts;
3. Develop cognitive skillsto demonstrate the understanding of issues and theories of SLA and individual L2 learner differences;to analyse and synthesise complex concepts related to L2 learning and individual learner differences, and to apply them to a variety of  research and professional teaching contexts;
4. Develop skills enabling learners to initiate independent research in and further learning about psycholinguistics in diverse contexts.

Enrolment requirements

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Restrictions: ?
  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start18/01/2021
Cancellation 1?01/02/2021
Cancellation 2?08/02/2021
Last enrolment31/01/2021
Withdraw – Financial?13/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?06/03/2021
Teaching census?12/02/2021