Topics to be covered:
Language learning in early childhood.
Explaining second language learning
Individual differences in SLA
Observing learning & teaching in second
Second language learn
WHAT IS APPLIED LINGUISTICS?
Applied linguistics refers to the application of
linguistic principles or theories to certain
practical problems in the real world such as
(second language teaching, translation,
lexicography, teaching of
Chapter 3: Individual differences
in second language learning
Who is a 'good language learner'?
Research in SLA attempts to identify the
personal characteristics that make one learner
more successful than another.
Figure in next slide shows a list of so
Chapter 2: Explaining Second
Contexts for language learning
Are second language learners like very young
children acquiring their first language?
No, they are different.
In what way?