Courses & Units

Languages and Language Acquisition ESH215

Launceston, Cradle Coast


This unit introduces you to the foundations of second language acquisition.  It has been designed to introduce you to the role of Languages within the curriculum, second language acquisition theories, an appreciation of the relevance of intercultural understanding, links to first language learning and to clarify your thoughts and your role as an educator with regard to Languages education within the early childhood and primary sectors.  In this unit, you will consider how language is acquired, how the intercultural orientation of languages learning leads to an appreciation of cultural issues and perspectives and introduces the beginnings of critical thinking around the key contemporary debates around languages education and their role in languages learning. By developing understandings of the nature of languages learning, you will begin to engage in close studies of resources and consider the implications for learning.


Unit name Languages and Language Acquisition
Unit code ESH215
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Dr Andy Bown

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 070101

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Teaching Pattern1 x 2hr Lecture; 1 x 1hr Tutorial (13 weeks) Or Online: Weekly Readings and Activities

AT1 – Reflective Statement 40%; AT2 – Selection of suitable language learning materials 60%

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