Second Language Learning

Module code: EN7522

This module critically explores theoretical approaches, models and debates within the field of second language learning and acquisition. This will include learning strategies and learner autonomy, second language motivation, foreign language anxiety and how classroom language learning is achieved.

Topics covered

  • Current issues in English Language Teaching
  • Theories and applications in skills teaching
  • Methods and approaches
  • Learning strategies and learner autonomy
  • Learner variables
  • Psycholinguistic perspectives
  • Models of second language acquisition
  • How classroom language learning is achieved


  • 5 hours of lectures
  • 10 hours of seminars
  • 2 hours of tutorials
  • 5 hours of project supervision
  • 128 hours of guided independent study


  • Assignment, 3,000 word essay (100%)


A joint assignment of 6,000 words when combined with EN7521 Second Language Teaching.