Learning a second language

Learning a second language

Course provided by Open University

Summary overview

  • Online anytime

  • 4 hours study time

  • Cross-sector

  • Free

  • Level 3

About this course

In this free course, Learning a second language, we will consider how students learn how to make meaning through learning additional languages which could be second, third or even fourth languages. This course is likely to appeal to teachers; that is, educators of any type.

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand more fully the differences between learning a first language and learning a second language.
  2. Apply the concept of scaffolding to a teaching and learning context.