160135 SE Empirical Seminar of Research in Language Teaching, Language Learning and Language Policy I (2019S)
Interdisziplinäre Ansätze zu Sprachbegabung, Zweitspracherwerb/Fremdsprachenlernen und Zwei- bzw. Mehrsprachigkeit - ein Forschungsseminar
- Registration is open from Fr 01.02.2019 10:00 to Th 21.02.2019 12:00
- Registration is open from Mo 25.02.2019 10:00 to Th 28.02.2019 12:00
- Deregistration possible until Su 31.03.2019 23:59
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This course aims at introducing the participants to the subfield of SLA-research aptitude and individual differences (ID) research with special focus on polyglotism and field research, providing practical background information and insights into the nature of research on language aptitude/learning as well as familiarizing with recent and ongoing research in the field and the tools used (testing, statistics). A further aim of this course is to sensitize participants towards the importance of individual differences in language learning for the teaching of foreign languages and the implications for language teaching and language education, especially in non-formal settings. The course should be highly interactive with students elaborating own topics and reporting/discussing them in class and forming interest-groups.
related books: 1) Dogil, Grzegorz and Reiterer, Susanne Maria, eds. (2009). Language Talent and Brain Activity. Trends in Applied Linguistics 1. Mouton de Gruyter: Berlin, New York.
2) Reiterer, Susanne Maria, ed. (2018). Exploring Language Aptitude: Views from Psychology, the Language Sciences, and Cognitive Neuroscience. English Language Education Series. Springer-Nature, Heidelberg: In press (forthcoming).
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