DELIVERY AND RESOURCES
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Internal students: The unit will be delivered through a weekly lecture-workshop on Thursday mornings from 9 AM - 11 AM. It is co-taught with APPL925. Supplementary resources will be available on the iLearn site for the unit, and participation in the online discussions will also take place through the iLearn site. Internal students can also access the podcast mini-lectures that will be posted on iLearn to accompany some of the weekly topics.
External students: The course materials online allow for guided reading of the set textbook and supplementary articles/chapters. There are also podcast mini-lectures for many of the modules covered in this unit. You can do the reading and reflection activities individually, and then interact with the convenor and other members of the group via the discussion board. If you wish to do so, you can listen to the recorded lectures which as part of the internal offering of APPL725.
The unit is divided into thirteen sections. These match the thirteen teaching weeks that comprise the semester. During the mid-semester break, you can consolidate your knowledge of the material covered in the first half of the semester, and work on your critical review assignment. The unit schedule is provided in the section below.
Required and Recommended Texts and Materials
Prescribed text: Ellis, R. (2008). The Study of Second Language Acquisition(2nd edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Unit readings: A selection of journal articles and book chapters is available through the Macquarie University Library e-reserve (Unit Readings). Go to http://www.mq.edu.au/on_campus/library and under Multisearch, look for 'Unit Readings'. Type "APPL925" to access the unit readings online.
The APPL725 iLearn site has a range of resources, including course notes, tasks, and online discussions. To log in to the website, go to the URL below. Students have access to the website from the first day of the semester until the end of the examination period.
The URL is https://ilearn.mq.edu.au
As a postgraduate student, it is essential that you become skilled in accessing electronic resources. There is a range of other resources available to Macquarie students, including free electronic access to a wide variety of journal articles. These can be accessed via http://www.mq.edu.au/on_campus/library/ If you need additional assistance with library research, you can contact one of the Research Librarians for Linguistics (look under Faculty of Human Sciences on this site):