By the end of the course, learners should be able to 1.explain in their own words current ideas about how a second language is learned, 2. explain the learner's role in second language learning, 3. design, carry out and report on a group project investigating learners' roles in second language learning
This course introduces students to the basic theories about second language learning and provides guidance in carrying out a simple research project using a questionnaire.
Lightbown, Patsy M. ＆ Spada, Nina. "How Languages are Learned." Oxford University Press.
Complete the assigned readings before class, complete your assignments on time, and participate actively in class.
Attendance, participation in class, assignments and final project
１．Introduction ２．Language learning in childhood (1) ３．Language learning in childhood (2) ４．Explaining first language acquisition (1) ５．Explaining first language acquisition (2) ６．Contexts for second language learning ７．Theories of second language learning (1) ８．Theories of second language learning (2) ９．Theories of second language learning (3) 10．Learner characteristics: Who is a good language learner? (1) 11．Learner characteristics: Who is a good language learner (2) 12．Data collection: Questionnaire design 13．Data analysis 14．Presentation of projects 15．Presentation of projects
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