Fall 2023 - LING 360 B100
Introduction to Applied Linguistics (3)
Class Number: 2714
Delivery Method: Blended
Theoretical and practical aspects of second language learning.
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.
We will cover topics on theory and research in SLA: input and interaction, learner variation (age, motivation, experience, and aptitude), learner output, and second language teaching methods. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their own experiences as language learners, as well as to evaluate methods of SLA pedagogy.
MODE OF INSTRUCTION/ DELIVERY: Blended
TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Laptop, Tablet and/or Smartphone; Internet, Ability to listen to mp4 files
COURSE FORMAT FOR BLENDED INSTRUCTION:
As a Blended course, this class will have a combination of in-person and online components, with the online components replacing in-person class time.
The two hours and fifty minutes of instruction will be divided into 2 hours asynchronous (online) and 50 minutes synchronous (in-person) instruction.
For the asynchronous instruction, students will need to access two ca. 1-hour lecture podcasts posted on the course’s Canvas site each week. Students are expected to listen to these lecture podcasts and complete brief participation activities (5-10 minutes each) before 3:00 pm on Friday, the day the class meets.
For the synchronous instruction, the class will meet virtually in-person for 50 minutes on Fridays, from 3:30 pm to 4:20 pm. The in-person sessions will focus on clarifying information in the podcasts and assigned readings as well as addressing student questions. Students also will complete group work assignments.
The four scheduled tests will be completed in-person during these 50 minutes class meetings.
- Attendance and brief podcast participation activities: 15%
- Participation in on-line discussion board: 10%
- In-class group work/short writing assignments: 15%
- Four tests (50 mins each): 15% each 60%
Students requiring accommodations because of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (email@example.com, 778-782-3112).
NO FINAL EXAM
A detailed course syllabus will be distributed during the first week of class.
- Lightbown, Patsy & Spada, Nina. (2021). How Languages are Learned. (Fifth Edition). Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0194406291
- Larsen-Freeman, Diane. (2011). Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching. (Third Edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-442360-1.
- Brown, S. & Larson-Hall, J. (2012). Second Language Acquisition Myths. University of Michigan Press. ISBN: 978-0472034987
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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Department Undergraduate Notes:
Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities.
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.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
SFU’s Academic Integrity website 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
Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.