Join course instructor Shawn Loewen for the Introduction to Second Language Learning course, designed to give you an in-depth look into the concepts related to second language learning. These concepts include the roles of language input, output, and interaction and how learners acquire vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. The course also explores the individual differences that influence the learning process — age, motivation, anxiety, aptitude — as well as learning strategies and cultural considerations for optimizing language learning.
Like all of the Online Certificate in TESOL courses, Introduction to Second Language Learning is a fully online course that you can take from anywhere in the world. Our open enrollment policy allows you to start at any time and move at your own pace. The course can be taken as part of our full certificate program or individually.