BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

EDUC-270 - Language Acquisition: Theory & Practice - 3.00 Credits

EDUC-270 - Language Acquisition: Theory & Practice - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Language Acquisition: Theory & Practice will review theories of first and second language acquisition. As well, participants will read and discuss the developmental stages of learning a language in preparation to analyzing and assessing it in a practical situation.
Part of the:
  • CAREER TRAINING (EDUCATION) Department
  • Prerequisites : EDUC 260,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  • identify and discuss developmental theories of language acquisition;
  • explain the development stages of language learning, i.e. critical periods and sequences;
  • identify and discuss theories of second language acquisition;
  • explore ways to promote language learning;
  • select and apply language acquisition theory to a practical situation; and
  • explain the process and evaluation of first language learning.
  • Text and Materials: To be determined.
    Other Resources: To be determined.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: This course is intended for the following individuals:
  • Current FN language teachers who are fluent speakers.
  • Certified teachers who are sufficiently fluent to complete oral course work in the native language being taught.
  • Classroom teachers who are partnered with language teachers who are sufficiently fluent to complete oral course work in the native language being taught.
  • Current B.Ed. student (minimum of third year standing) working toward becoming a language teacher who are sufficiently fluent to complete oral course work in the native language being taught.


  • Education Council approved June 2004.