By the end of the course, learners will 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. understand their own language learning
This class will introduce students to important concepts that explain the process of second language learning. We will also discuss the characteristics of good language learners. In this class, students will keep a language learning diary and analyze their own language learning as they learn about the process of second language learning.Students will present their discoveries about their own language learning in their final group presentations and written reports.
Johnson, K. (2008). Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching (2nd Edition) Pearson Education
Students are expected to complete all reading and writing assignments and participate actively in class.
Evaluation will be based on class attendance, reading and writing assignments, class participation, presentations and a final paper.
１．Introduction: Your language learning diary ２．What does a language learner need to know about the second language? ３．Learners learn habits vs. rules ４．Why learners make errors ５．The role of input ６．The role of output ７．The importance of noticing ８．The role of practice ９．Learners 10．Learners 11．Good language learners and what they do 12．Learning strategies 13．Group Presentations 14．Group Presentations 15．Written Reports
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