The overall goal of this course is to introduce students to basic processes in second language learning. Students will be able to reflect critically on their second language learning experiences and use their knowledge of second language learning approaches to develop original classroom activities.
In this course, students will be able to 1) reflect critically on their second language learning experiences; 2)evaluate different approaches to learning a second language; 3) contrast different processes in second language learning such as input, output and interaction and 4) design original classroom activities that teach grammar and communication.
Handouts and other supplementary materials will be provided by the instructor.
Edge, Julian and Sue Garton."From Experience to Knowledge in ELT". Oxford University Press. Hedge, Tricia. "Teaching and Learning in the Language Classroom". Oxford University Press. Kumaravadivelu, B. "Understanding Language Teaching". Laurence Erlbaum Associates.
Complete the assigned readings before class, complete assignments on time, prepare for the quizzes, participate actively in the online discussions.
Attendance, assignments, online discussions, quizzes, and participation in class.
１．Course Overview/Language Learning Histories ２．Methods and Approaches in Learning a Second Language ３．Is there a "Best Method" in Second Language Learning? ４．Should the First Language be used in Second Language Learning? ５．Introduction to Input ６．Input in the Language Classroom ７．Quiz/Introduction to Output ８．Output in the Language Classroom ９．Output in the Language Classroom 10．Introduction to Interaction 11．What is a Task? Interaction in the Language Classroom 12．Creating Materials 13．Quiz/Planning Activities 14．Presentation of Original Activities 15．Presentation of Original activities
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