|Lecturer||Shunji INAGAKI, Associate Professor|
|Department||Graduate School of Languages and Cultures, 2011 Spring|
|Recommended for:||Graduate School of Languages and Cultures Department of Japanese Language and Culture students (2・1.5 hours / session One session / week 15 weeks / semester)|
To familiarize students with SLA and have them understand the basic findings in SLA.
In retrospect, introducing students' presentations did increase their participation in class, but more needs to be done to have them establish a firm foundation in SLA. Next year, as a solution to this, I intend to introduce a final exam testing students' general understanding of SLA.
In this course, an overview of the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) is provided to give students a general understanding of SLA. The topics we will cover include first language transfer, universals, age, theories of SLA, effects of instruction, individual differences, and effective learning methods.
Gaikokugo-gakushu-no kagaku—Daini-gengo-shutoku-ron-to-wa nani-ka [The science of foreign language learning: What is second language acquisition research]. Tokyo: Iwanami.
None, but students are advised to take linguistics and research methodology courses.
|2||Shirai (2008) Prologue||—|
|3||Shirai (2008) Ch. 1 Transfer (1)||—|
|4||Shirai (2008) Ch. 1 Transfer (2)||2 students|
|5||Shirai (2008) Ch. 4 Mechanisms (1)||2 students|
|6||Shirai (2008) Ch. 4 Mechanisms (2)||2 students|
|7||Shirai (2008) Ch. 5 Acquisition/Teaching Methods (1)||2 students|
|8||Shirai (2008) Ch. 5 Acquisition/Teaching Methods (2)||2 students|
|9||Shirai (2008) Ch. 5 Acquisition/Teaching Methods (3)||2 students|
|10||Shirai (2008) Ch. 2 Age (1)||2 students|
|11||Shirai (2008) Ch. 2 Age (2)||2 students|
|12||Shirai (2008) Ch. 3 Individual Differences (1)||2 students|
|13||Shirai (2008) Ch. 3 Individual Differences (2)||2 students|
|14||Shirai (2008) Ch. 6 Effective Learning Methods||2 students|
|15||Summary / Term paper||—|
March 25, 2020