Introduction to L1 and L2 Acquisition - ILS

Course code
Course fee (excl. housing)
Course Level
Advanced Bachelor
This course is closed and you can't apply anymore. Please check our other courses.

This course introduces the basics of (formal) semantics and first and second language (L1/L2) acquisition as well as the interface between them. 

This course allows the student to acquire the basic concepts and a basic understanding of the theoretical challenges in L1/L2 acquisition. It provides the optimal basis for (under)graduate courses in acquisition.

This course is offered by the Institute for Language Sciences, the home of linguistic and communications research at Utrecht University.

This course is part of the preparations for entrance into the RMA Linguistics at Utrecht University.

Course director
Kirsten Schutter

Aim of the course

To allow students to acquaint themselves with foundational issues in language acquisition studies and semantics.

Study load

Daily 2 1/2 hour session; maximum of one hour homework per day


Course fee:
Fee covers
Course fee
Housing fee:
Housing cost
Housing provider:
Utrecht Summer School
Extra information about the fee

There is a discount of € 50 if this course is combined with at least one more Linguistics course whose title includes mention of ILS and for which the full amount is paid.

There are no scholarships available for this course.


Extra application information

A motivation letter is required from non-EU residents. You can send it via email to

Contact details

Kirsten Schutter | E: | T: +31 (0)30 253 6060


Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
31 July 2023