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Second Language Acquisition

Summer School of Humanities, Social Sciences, Communication and Arts, 10 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1550 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 552 EUR


This graduate course provides a survey of current theory and research in second language acquisition. Focus will be given to the major questions that SLA researchers have asked since the beginning of the discipline, and to the tacit and overt assumptions that inform SLA theories and research methodologies. We will examine how different traditions in SLA conceptualize language, learning, and their relation to social and psychological contexts, and how these different understandings translate into research methodology and research practice.

The course will also explore how second language learning unfolds in different arenas of social life and in the (language) classroom, and how L2 learning can be advanced through instructional intervention. As part of their coursework, students will read and discuss representative literature, critically review data-based studies, and develop their own research plans for the investigation of an SLA topic.

About the Degree

This is a summer course that counts 5 or 10 ECTS. 


  • You must be enrolled in a university programme at the time of the AU Summer University
  • If you are applying for admission to AU Summer University courses at the Master level, you must hold a relevant Bachelor's degree (or as a minimum 180 ECTS in your study programme
  • The application deadline is March 15th


The tuition fee varies from course to course. Find the price on the individual course page. Find more information here

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Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Jul 04


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