SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentSophomore Class A, Department of English Sophomore Class B, Department of English
Course NameIntroduction to Language Learning
InstructorCHAO CHIN-CHI
Credit3.0
Course TypeSelectively
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Please note that this is a tentative schedule. Many of the activities will need to be changed depending on the number of class participants that we have. Thus, this schedule is subject to change until a formal one is given to you in class.



 



W1 Introduction



Part 1. SLA and Language Learning



W2 



Sample sharing by TAs



Discussion on Chapter 1: Introducing second language acquisition



Discussing a plan/schedule for the video project



 



W3 



Sharing A



Discussion on Chapter 2: Foundations of second language acquisition



 



W4 



Sharing B



Discussion on Chapter 3 The linguistics of second language acquisition & Chapter 4: The psychology of second language acquisition (Let’s put more focus on Ch4.)





W5 



Sharing C



2. Benson



Discussion on Chapter 5: Social contexts of second language acquisition



 



W6 



Sharing D



Discussion on Chapter 6: Acquiring knowledge for L2 use



 



W7 : Mid-term Conference & Field Trip



 



Part II. Language Teaching & Technology



W8 



Sharing E



 



Discussion on:



Chapter 7 L2 learning & teaching



Black, R. (2016). Technology and the four skills. Language Learning & Technology, 20(2), 129-142. http://llt.msu.edu/issues/june2016/blake.pdf



 



W9  Developing Reading Skills



Sharing F



Discussion on



Handout on reading



Godwin-Jones, R. (2017). Smartphones and language learning. Language Learning



and Technology, 21(2), 3-17.  http://llt.msu.edu/issues/june2017/emerging.pdf



 



W10 Developing Listening Skills (Possibly a guest speaker)



Sharing G



Discussion on



Handout on listening



Godwin-Jones, R. (2016). Augmented Reality and Language Learning: From Annotated Vocabulary to Place-based Mobile Games, Language Learning & Technology, 20 (3). 9-19. http://llt.msu.edu/issues/october2016/emerging.pdf



 



W11  Developing Speaking



Sharing H



Discussion on



Handout on speaking



Godwin-Jones, R. (2012). Digital video revisited: storytelling, conferencing, remixing. Language Learning & Technology, 16(1), 1-9. http://llt.msu.edu/issues/february2012/emerging.pdf



 



W12  Developing Writing



Sharing I



 



Discussion on



Handout on writing



Terantino, J. M. (2011) YouTube for foreign languages: you have to see this video. Language Learning & Technology, 15(1), 10-16. Retrieved from http://llt.msu.edu/issues/february2011/emerging.pdf



 



W13 Dec 7 Technology and the four integrated skills



Sharing J



Discussion on



Handout on integration



Godwin-Jones, R. (2014). Games in language learning: opportunities and challenges. Language Learning & Technology, 18(2), 9-19. http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/10125/44363/1/18_02_emerging.pdf



 



W14 Dec 14 Looking back and ahead



Sharing K



Discussion on



Godwin-Jones, R. (2016). Looking back and ahead: 20 years of technologies for language learning. Language Learning & Technology, 20(2), 5-12. http://llt.msu.edu/issues/june2016/emerging.pdf



 



W15 Dec 21



Sharing L & M



Project workshop and conference



 



W16 Dec 28



Sharing 



Project workshop and conference



 



W17&18 



Video Project Presentation (part 1) (part 2)


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

n/a


Requirement/Grading

1. Participating in all discussions and hands-on activities. 10% 



2. A web blog with 2+7 media-supported entries recording your thoughts and reflection throughout the semester. (250-300 words each.) -- 30%



3. Present and share how you use tools+LL methods. Discuss the rationale. -- 30%



4. A short film on one focused theme (e.g., problems & possible solutions) related to foreign language learning. (group, 10 minutes) -- 30%


Textbook & Reference

To be announced in class. Possibly the following two will be our source of information:



Language Learning and Technology (the online Journal) http://llt.msu.edu/



Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (4th Edition) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1111351694/ref=rdr_ext_tmb


Urls about Course
n/a
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