101年第1學期-4061 第二語言習得 課程資訊
|Attendance and participation||20|
|Assignments||30||2 assignments answering questions related to the reading materials|
|Book chapter presentation||20|
|Learner data analysis report||30||15% oral, 15% written|
By the end of the course, students should have achieved the following objectives:
1. To gain fundamental understanding of the linguistic, psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic views on second language learning as set forth mainly by ESL/EFL researchers;
2. To relate second language learning theories to themselves as learners and teachers;
3. To critique classroom practices from an informed theoretical and research perspective;
4. To write a research agenda on second language learning.
This course is designed to explore major theories of second language acquisition in both naturalistic and instructed learning settings and uncover what the theories have to offer to second and foreign language teachers. The students will discuss learner centered influences on language learning and why these influences may help second language teachers account for features of learners’ language they observe. Finally, they will learn techniques for investigating student learning in the classroom.
Office HourThursday, 10-12 or by appointment LAN 211-D
1. Gass, S.M., & Selinker, L. (2008). Second language acquisition: An introductory course (3rd ed.). Rooutledge.
2. Additional book chapters and articles will be distributed in class (or uploaded to the Moodle system).
1. Rod, E. (2009). The study of second language acquisition (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.