Language Acquisition, Teaching and Assessment

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Course Objective

Language is a part of the human cognitive apparatus and intricately interlinked with the manner in which we experience the world. While this has been a central understanding of cognitive science, the second language classroom, usually focuses on syllabus and content, like any other "subject". This course aims to explore pedagogic methods to create cognitive challenges so as to enable naturalized contexts of language acquisition.


Course Content

This is a literature review course that will explore the existing literature in the domains of Language Acquisition (both first and second), Language teaching (approaches and methods), as well as language assessment. In doing so, the course will include aspects of the philosophy of language, and the resultant application of these philosophical approaches in the form of classroom pedagogy. The course will also include substantial literature on "action research" where language teachers have written about the results of implementing various cognitive tasks in their classroom.

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