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Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 1/10/2014
Version 2013-2014
FLES0016-1  Applied linguistics for language acquisition, learning and teaching

Duration :  30h Th
Number of credits :  
Bachelor in Psychology and Education : Speech and Language Therapy , 2nd year3
One-year preliminary programme leading to the Master in Speech Therapy3
Lecturer :  Jean-Marc Defays
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Organisation and examination :  
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
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 :  
The course will present from a critical point of view different theories, areas and directions of research in linguistics and applied linguistics that permit us to understand and support processes of acquisition, learning and teaching of languages.
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
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.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
From September 17th to December 12th, 2013, Tuesdays from 3:00 to 7:00 pm, room Moyen Physique.
Recommended or required readings :  
Course syllabus is available; students will receive copy of the slides used during the slides.
Assessment methods and criteria :  
Oral and/or written exam, and/or individual project, depending on the participants' projects.
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 Tél. : 04 366 55 20 Fax : 04 366 58 55
Deborah MEUNIER Assistante


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