The main objective of this Master's degree programme is to provide the students with a strong foundation in the process of acquiring second and successive languages in a multilingual environment. To this end, we equip the students with all the necessary theoretical and methodological tools so that they are able to identify the numerous factors related to language acquisition from different theoretical perspectives: cognitive-interactionist, generative and sociocultural.
The students will carry out research with groups from the UPV/EHU, as well as from other national and international institutions. Furthermore, the students will be able to interact with internationally-renowned researchers who will be participating in the conferences and seminars, and delivering lectures during the Special Topics in SLA (Second Language Acquisition) courses.
The programme also imparts knowledge required for applying research results to the teaching practicum in the field of foreign language teaching.
This Master's degree programme gives direct access to the doctoral programme in Language Acquisition in Multilingual Settings of the UPV/EHU.