This course aims at introducing students to key concepts, theories, and empirical research findings in the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA). Using readers and examples from diverse contexts, this course will provide a unique opportunity to examine and discuss some fundamental issues in SLA. We will first contemplate the difference between language learning and acquisition. We will then explore the difference between first and SLA and the role of age in SLA. We will examine the role of cognitive and affective factors such as motivation and anxiety. The concept of embodied language learning will then guide our exploration of the connections of mind and body in SLA. Finally, we will inquire into the role of social interaction in SLA. Reading will be assigned on weekly basis to lay the foundation for interactive discussion in class. The course will be conducted in English.