By the end of the course, students should 1)understand the concept of communicative competence, 2) understand the role of learners in second language learning, 3) understand their own characteristics as a learner of English, 4) be able to identify some characteristics of good language learners, and 5) set goals for their future study of English.
This course develops students understanding of goals in second language learning and how learners can reach these goals. Students will learn about different characteristics that can affect language learning, analyze what kind of language learner they are themselves, and conduct interviews with good language learners. Students will present their findings in a final group presentation and written report.
Complete the assigned readings before class, complete your assignments on time, and participate actively in class.
Attendance, assignments, quizzes, and participation in class
１．Introduction ２．What is communicative competence? ３．Motivation ４．Anxiety ５．Learning Strategies ６．Willingness to communicate ７．Profile of yourself as a language learner ８．Profile of your classmates ９．Planning your interview 10．Analyzing your interview 11．Finding patterns 12．Presentations 13．Workshop: Written reports 14．Workshop: Written reports 15．Review
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