Second language learning: Social perspectives
7.5 ECTS credits
The course covers theories, theoretical developments, and research methods in the field of second language learning. The course content mainly focuses on social perspectives on second language learning and relevant, especially qualitative, research methods. Approaches such as sociocultural theory, sociocognitive perspectives, conversation analysis, and language socialisation are treated theoretically and illustrated methodologically using selected empirical studies. Through discussion of theoretical and methodological aspects of previous and current perspectives on second language learning, students develop the knowledge required to plan a research project, including research questions, data collection, methods of analysis, and ethical considerations in research.
Progressive specialisation: A1F (has second‐cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Education level: Master's level
Admission requirements: 1-90 ECTS credits, including at least 30 ECTS credits at G2F level in one of the main subjects English, Linguistics, Swedish, Swedish as a second language, French, Spanish, German, Pedagogy, or Pedagogical Work, plus upper secondary school level English 6 or B, or equivalent
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.
Course code: ENAES7
The course is not included in the course offerings for the next period.