Psychological Issues in Language Learning

Module code: EN7316

Language, the mind and learning are inexorably linked and an understanding of students’ mental processes, feelings, emotions, motives, and behaviours can be invaluable for teachers wishing to enhance learning within their foreign language classrooms. This option will therefore provide an overview of current theory and research into psychological issues in language education and will consider the implications for second language (L2) teachers and learners.


  • 14 hours of seminars
  • 2 hours of tutorials
  • 134 hours of guided independent study


  • Assignment, 3,000 words (100%)


With the prior agreement of the module leader(s) the assessment for two option modules may be combined in a single submission of 6,000 words.