LING 578

Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning

Units: 1.5

Designed to introduce graduate students to aspects of second language learning from the perspectives of sociocultural theory and cognitive development. Students will become familiar with key concepts and principles of sociocultural theory, such as mediation, activity theory, the genetic method, internalization, the zone of proximal development, private speech, and scaffolding; examine the growing body of research in language learning and teaching from this theoretical perspective; and consider its implications for language pedagogy.

Graduate course in the Linguistics program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Summer Fall Spring

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