By the end of this course, students will (1) be able to read a research article on second language learning (2) be able to critically evaluate a research article on second language learning (3) be able to find an academic source in the library (4) be able to use a variety of reading strategies to understand and evaluate a text (5) be able to understand and use a large variety of academic vocabulary words (6) be able to plan and conduct a research study.
In this course, students will read and evaluate, and make connections between research articles on an area of second language learning of their own interest. In the second half of the term, students will carry out a project related to the analysis and/or development of teaching materials or teaching, or second language learning.
Johnson, K. (2008). Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching (2nd Edition). Pearson Education. Schmitt, D. ＆ N. Schmitt (2011). Focus on Vocabulary 2: Mastering the Academic Word List. Pearson Longman.
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．Review of summer homework assignment ２．Finding a research topic ３．Finding sources ４．Reading sources: Review of reading strategies ５．Reading sources: Making connections ６．Reading sources: Finding a research question (1) ７．Reading sources: Finding a research question (2) ８．Planning your research project ９．Data Collection 10．Data Analysis (1) 11．Data Analysis (2) 12．Interpreting your results 13．Project Presentations 14．Project Presentations 15．Written reports and reflections
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