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2020-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ESOL 512 - Theoretical Foundations of Second Language Acquisiton

While all people can successfully acquire a first language, not all people are successful in acquiring a second language. This course examines the complex relationship between first language and second language acquisition, and the factors that facilitate a learner’s language development. Students will explore ways to optimize second language learning that are consistent with our current understanding of the nature and acquisition of language.