LLD108 - Greensheet for Spring 2010AF

LLD108 - Greensheet for Spring 2010AF - 1LLD 108...

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1 LLD 108: Introduction to Second Language Development, Teaching and Assessment Department of Linguistics and Language Development San José State University Spring 2010 Instructor: Dr. Swathi M. Vanniarajan Phone: (408) 924-4444 Office: Clark Hall 477 Class hours: MW 10:30 to 11:45 Course ID: 20785 Class Location: ENGR 327 E-mail: [email protected] (Preferred contact) Catalog Description : Theoretical and practical approaches to how people learn first, second, and foreign languages in bilingual and multilingual educational settings. Methods, materials, and assessment of language development for English language learners K-16. Prerequisite: Ling 101 or Engl 103 or LLD 107. Units: 3 Course Objectives : The primary goal of this course is to help you understand how first, second, and foreign languages develop in language learners in bilingual and multilingual educational settings. The secondary goal is to make you understand the underlying philosophy of various methods of teaching English as a second language to various kinds of learners, including learners in both primary and secondary schools in the USA. While working towards these goals, you will also learn about the issues related to (i) cross-cultural and academic development in ESL learners, and (ii) bilingual and multi-cultural education. Lastly, we will also learn the basics of language testing and assessment. Specific learning outcomes (Objectives) : By the end of this course, the students will have understood: I. How first, second, and foreign languages develop in learners; II. The major linguistic, psychological, and cognitive variables that affect the language learning process in second and foreign language contexts; LLD 108 Spring 2010 Page 1 of 8
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III. The role the cognitive styles play in the language learning process; IV. Why it is important for learners to maintain their home culture while learning English as a second language in a multi cultural country like the USA; V. Why bilingual education is better than the mainstream English only education for new immigrants and 1.5 generation; VI. The most prominent methods of language teaching; VII. Materials production and materials evaluation; VIII. Some of the basic concepts in language testing; and IX. What the teacher should do or not do in an ESL classroom. Required Materials : 1. Brown, H.D. (2007). Principles of Language Learning and Teaching . 4 th or the 5 th edition. Longman. 2. Xeroxed Reader (Available from the Maple Press on Carlos Street next to Subway) Optional Reading : 1. Hernandez, Hilda. (2001). Multicultural Education. 2 nd edition. Merrill Prentice Hall. Requirements and Grading : 1. Class participation (Task based) 10% Due: May 10, 2010 2. Mid-terms 40% 3. Term paper 20% Due: May 10, 2010 4. Language learning profile 10% Due: May 03, 2010 5. Final exam 20% May 21, 2010 (Friday) * The final examination will be held on Friday the 21
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