Learn Languages Strategically

What are Learner Strategies?

Student just explained socio-psychological theory of motivationOften students struggle to learn a foreign or second language. Our upper division course Language Learner Strategies is for students who want to develop strategic practices for learning a language and understand how languages are learned. Also, if you are interested in applied linguistics, this course is for you.

ILC 381: Language Learner Strategies (3 credits)

By the end of this course, you will know more about how experts in the field consider the language learning process and how theories of second language acquisition connect to your own efforts. More importantly, you will reframe how you go about learning a foreign language, try new strategies, and document what you’ve done. Participants will also come away with some research tools for studying how they approach language learning as they complete a journal study of their own strategy use. The course is for students taking language courses in any ILC program and for those who are learning English as a second language. Those interested in teaching languages or applying for Fulbright and other teaching assistantships abroad will benefit greatly from the depth and breadth of the course content and learning experiences. 

Note: This course may count toward you ILC major and as an upper division CAS course. Please discuss this with your ILC advisor for find out more.