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Second Language Acquisition with Bachelor's Thesis

  • ECTS credits15
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeNORAN250
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian. Danish and Swedish may also be used.
  • Resources

Level of Study

Bachelor

Semester of Instruction

Spring.

Place of Instruction

Bergen.

Objectives and Content

The course provides a more in-depth introduction to selected theoretical issues in second language acquisition than offered in the100-level NORAN courses. The course prepares students for writing master thesis in second language acquisition.

The course covers various aspects that fall under the broad scope second language acquisition research, and linguistic, pragmatic, sociolinguistic and didactic issues are included.

Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this course, students will have

  • Knowledge of second language acquisition that enables them to critically evaluate and analyse central issues in L2 learning raised in the course
  • The ability to give well-founded advices in issues related second language learning

Required Previous Knowledge

Students must have a good knowledge of the Norwegian language.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Students must have a good knowledge of the Norwegian language.

Access to the Course

The course is open to all students with the right to study at UiB.

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Approximately 26 lessons organized as lectures and/or seminars.

If less than five students are registered to a course, the department might reduce the teaching, please see the department¿s guidelines regarding this on "My page". Regarding a course where this is a possibility the students get information about this at the beginning of the semester, and before the deadline regarding semester registration 1.February/1.September.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

A paper of approximately 5,000 words submitted on the deadline decided by the course administration.

It is compulsory to receive guidance when working on the paper.

Forms of Assessment

A paper of approximately 5,000 words submitted on the deadline decided by the course administration.

Oral exam.

The paper accounts for 60%, and the oral exam accounts for 40% of the final overall grade. The examinee must pass both the written and the oral section in order to pass the course.

Grading Scale

Grade scale A-F.

Reading List

An approximately 1000-pages curriculum.

Course Evaluation

Evaluation will be conducted in accordance with the University of Bergen's quality assurance system.

Contact

Contact Information

Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies.

E-mail: advice@lle.uib.no

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Semester paper and oral examination

    • Exam part: Oral examination

    • Exam part: Semester paper

      Examination system
      Inspera
      Digital exam