Study Programmes 2015-2016
Version 2014-2015
FLES0016-1  
Applied linguistics for language acquisition, learning and teaching
Duration :
30h Th
Number of credits :
Bachelier en sciences psychologiques et de l'éducation, orientation logopédie3
Lecturer :
Jean-Marc Defays
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Course contents :
The first part of the course is an introduction to principles, perspectives and objectives of linguistics, from the standpoint of its applications in the areas of acquisition, learning, and teaching of languages.
The second part presents contributions and debates in psycholinguistics and cognitive linguistics concerning acquisition, learning and teaching of languages, arriving at principles and options in the didactic of languages.
The third part is devoted to communicative and sociolinguistic conditions of acquisition, learning and teaching of languages, including context of use, norms and variants, and the status of a language and its functions, in particular in a plurilinguistic context.
Learning outcomes of the course :
Analyze critically with the participants the different theories and branches of applied linguistics on which foreign French language teaching rely for developing its teaching and training methods.


In this way, the participants are given the necessary linguistic foundation to develop their educational competences.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Throughout the presentation of the theory, the students are expected to participate actively in the discussions provoked and the practical exercises and case studies that are put to them.
They must make a research and synthesis on a given topic and submit a written report.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
September 16th to October 28th, Tuesdays from 3:00 to 7:00 pm, Salle Pousseur (Complexe Opéra)
Recommended or required readings :
Course syllabus is available.
Assessment methods and criteria :
Oral and written exam, and individual project. Session : January
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Contacts :
Prof. Jean-Marc DEFAYS Institut Supérieur des Langues Vivantes Université de Liège Place du 20-Août, 7 B-4000 Liège Email : jmdefays@ulg.ac.be Phone : ++ 32 (0)4 366 55 20 Fax : ++ 32 (0)4 366 58 55
Deborah MEUNIER Assistante dmeunier@ulg.ac.be