Fall 2020 - LING 360 D100

Introduction to Applied Linguistics (3)

Class Number: 2475

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    LING 282W.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Theoretical and practical aspects of second language learning.

COURSE DETAILS:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Linguistics 360 is an overview of some of the major issues and research findings in the field of second language acquisition (SLA). It will help you understand their importance in the context of the adult second language classroom.

MODE OF INSTRUCTION: Blended
During most weeks, the class will meet for approximately two hours at the scheduled class time (Thursday 2:30 – 5:20).

Blended: Instruction take place through pre-recorded lectures and all materials available on Canvas, but there are also online meetings for which participation is mandatory.

PLATFORM: Canvas/BB Collaborate

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Laptop, Internet, Microphone, Camera

COURSE TOPICS:
Theory and research in SLA: Input and interaction; Learner variation: age, motivation, experience, and aptitude; Learner output; Second language teaching methods.

This course will have a Reading Break during the week of October 12 (Thanksgiving week).There will be no synchronous (in real time) classes or tutorials, recordings, exams, or assignments due this week.

Grading

  • Midterm Examination I 30%
  • Midterm Examination II 30%
  • Final Paper 25%
  • Class Participation (online quizzes)/ Homework 15%
  • NO FINAL EXAM
  • Monitored, timed examinations and class presentations will be conducted in Canvas/BB Collaborate. Additional platforms might be used for exam invigilation.

NOTES:

It is strongly recommended that you see the Student Advisor regarding your degree requirements at least two semesters before you plan to graduate.  Unless you meet both faculty and major/minor requirements, your graduation cannot be approved.

Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities at http://www.sfu.ca/linguistics/undergraduate/standards.html.

Please note that a grade of “FD” (Failed-Dishonesty) may be assigned as a penalty for academic dishonesty.

All student requests for accommodations for their religious practices must be made in writing by the end of the first week of classes or no later than one week after a student adds a course.

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca).

 

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

  • Lightbown, P., & Spada, N. (2013). How Languages are Learned. (Fourth Edition). Oxford University Press, ISBN: 978-0-19-454126-8.
  • Larsen-Freeman, Diane. (2011). Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching. (Third Edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-442360-1.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).