edu5sll second language literacies



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Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will explore the development of literacy skills by second language learners. The nature of literacy and language practices associated with written language in different target languages will be considered. Issues faced by second language learners in learning to read and write effectively in a second language, and the ways in which teachers can assist the development of second language literacy will be explored.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorDonna Starks

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsN/ARecommendedSubstantial Reading List. Links to research articles provided by lecturer on e-reserveN/A
ReadingsControversies in Second Language Writing: Dilemmas and Decisions in Research and Instruction,RecommendedPearson Casanave, C.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PRESS 2003
ReadingsExploring the dynamics of Second Language writing,RecommendedKroll, B.CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 2003
ReadingsGenre and Second Language Writing,RecommendedHyland, K.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PRESS 2004
ReadingsLearning to Read Across Languages: Cross-Linguistic Relationships in First and Second-Language Literacy Development,RecommendedKoda, K. & Zehler, A. (Eds)ROUTLEDGE 2008
ReadingsSecond Language writing research: Perspectives on the Process of Knowledge Construction,RecommendedMatsuda, P. & Silva, T. (eds)LAWRENCE ERLBAUM 2005

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