By the end of the course, learners should be able to 1.explain characteristics of learner language, 2. explain the characteristics of communicative and more traditional language classrooms, 3. understand the results of classroom research investigating teaching methods, 4. carry out a simple research project involving data collection and analysis.
This course introduces students to the basic theories about second language learning and classroom research, and provides guidance in carrying out a simple research project based on data collection.
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．Learner language: Developmental sequences ３．Learner language: Vocabulary ４．Learner language: Pragmatics and phonology ５．Analysis of learner language ６．The language classroom ７．Interaction in the classroom: Teacher-learner ８．Interaction in the classroom: Learner-learner ９．Feedback and questions in the classroom 10．Classroom research (1) 11．Classroom research (2) 12．Classroom research (3) 13．Projects: Data collection 14．Projects: Data analysis 15．Presentations
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