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124094 VK BEd 09.2: VK Linguistics for Language Teachers (2021W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work
MIXED

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

07.10 - online class
14.10 - online class
21.10 - online class
28.10- no class, autumn break
07.10 - online class
14.10 - online class
21.10 - online class
28.10- no class, autumn break
04.11 - 09.12 in person class
16.12- online class
13.01-27.01 in person class

Thursday 14.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 21.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 28.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 04.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 11.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 18.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 25.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 02.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 09.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 16.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 13.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 20.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 27.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is designed to offer an insight into how different instructional approaches and techniques can influence the development of second language knowledge systems and skills. The themes discussed are at the interface of second language acquisition research (SLA) and classroom practices. In this course, we will focus on understanding and exploring the pedagogical implications of several strands of SLA research. In particular, the course will provide students with an understanding of key factors influencing the learning of second language grammar, the development of vocabulary knowledge, and productive and receptive language skills in instructed classroom language contexts. We will explore answers to the questions such as how frequency influences the learning of vocabulary, what the role of practice is in acquiring new grammatical constructions, how multi-modality can assist in text comprehension, what pedagogical interventions can enhance second language fluency and how learners with different cognitive profiles can benefit from different instructional approaches.
Students will become familiar with contemporary theory, methodology, and empirical research in the field of instructed second language acquisition. In addition, participants will develop their ability to engage in academic discussions by participating in online discussion forums and improve their critical thinking and writing skills by carrying out the course assignments. Students will also gain experience in designing research projects and develop their presentation skills as part of the group presentation sessions.
Each theme will be introduced by short lectures and readings which will be followed by group discussion activities. For each topic students will also read and critically analyze a research study. Students will work in groups and plan an experimental research project and present it to the class in simulated conference sessions.
For the bachelor thesis, students will write up the research project plan and discuss the theoretical and pedagogical implications of their planned research. Students who are not writing their bachelor thesis in this course will hand in a literature review of one aspect of in instructed second language acquisition covered in the course.

Assessment and permitted materials

Continuous assessment

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Course evaluation is based on:
(A) Class participation: 20% of course grade
(B) Group presentation 40% of course grade
(C) Bachelor thesis or final assignment 40% of course grade
Minimum requirements for passing the course are:
a) Regular class attendance (max 2 missed sessions)
b) Completion of critical reading tasks
c) Active contribution to group discussions
d) Active engagement in group project and presentation
e) Handing in bachelor thesis/final assignment (on time)
f) Refraining from plagiarism in all tasks
g) Attaining a pass level in all three components of the course (A, B and C above)

Examination topics

Continuous assessment

Reading list

More information on the required readings will be provided on Moodle. Please check your e-mail account well ahead of the first meeting.

Key readings:

Loewen, S., & Sato, M. (Eds.). (2017). The Routledge handbook of instructed second language acquisition. London: Routledge.

Nassaji, H., & Fotos, S. S. (2011). Teaching grammar in second language classrooms: Integrating form-focused instruction in communicative context. London: Routledge.

Sato, M., & Loewen, S. (Eds.). (2019). Evidence-based second language pedagogy: A collection of instructed second language acquisition studies. London: Routledge.

Webb, S. (Ed.). (2019). The Routledge Handbook of Vocabulary Studies. London: Routledge.

Selected articles from the journals of Language Teaching Research, Language Learning, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Modern Language Journal

Association in the course directory

Studium: BEd 046/407
Code/Modul: BEd 09.2
Lehrinhalt: 12-4692

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