LLD 270 GS Spring 2010 AF

LLD 270 GS Spring 2010 AF - LLD 270 Second Language...

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LLD 270 Second Language Acquisition Department of Linguistics and Language Development San José State University Instructor: Dr. Swathi M. Vanniarajan Office: CL 477 Classroom: CL 205 Phone: (408)-924-4444 Time: W: 18:00-20:45 Class Number: 20789 E-mail: swathi@pacbell.net (preferred) Semester: Spring 2010 Office hours: MW: 09:30 to 10:30 a.m. & 12:00 Noon to 01:00 p.m. & by appointment. 1. University Catalog description: Products and processes of child and adult second language acquisition: classroom instruction versus untutored settings; psychological variables; individual differences; interlanguage hypothesis; input and interaction in language development; organization of language systems of bilinguals. Prerequisite: Ling 101. 2. Course Description: The primary goal of this course is to enable you understand how second and foreign languages are learnt in both formal and informal settings and the variables that determine the quality and the quantity of the intake. The secondary goal is to train you to transfer this knowledge into classroom procedures. While working on these goals, we will also focus our attention on how first and second language acquisition processes are similar or dissimilar in terms of four major models of language acquisition: Behaviorist, Innatist, Social-Cultural-Interactionist, and Psycho-Cognitive- Neurobiological models. 3. Learning objectives and outcomes: It is expected that the students at the end of the course would have learnt the following: Various models of first and second language acquisition Issues in first and second language acquisition How these issues affect one's learning of a second language How the learning of a second language can be facilitated in formal settings How learner data can be analyzed to acquire knowledge as to where the learner is in the process of learning a second/foreign language. What as a teacher you can do to prevent learner’s incomplete system from getting stabilized. An understanding of the major linguistic, psycholinguistic, and sociolinguistic issues in second language learning in formal and informal contexts. An understanding of the role of pragmatic knowledge and knowledge of text structure in the comprehension, production, and acquisition of a second language. An ability to apply theoretical knowledge of second language acquisition in second language learning/acquisition contexts. An ability to identify the instructional strategies that go with the established teaching methods. Course Name, Number, Semester, and Year Page 1 of 11
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Practical experience in applying theoretical knowledge to various language learning and teaching situations. An ability to transfer theoretical knowledge of second language acquisition into
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