Summer 2023 - LING 360 D100
Introduction to Applied Linguistics (3)
Class Number: 3939
Delivery Method: In Person
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: In-person
TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: None
- Midterm 1 30%
- Midterm 2 20%
- Group Presentation 30%
- Attendance/Participation 10%
- Short Writing Assignments 10%
- No Final Exam
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 requiring accommodations as a result of a disability, must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (email@example.com, 778-782-3112)
Lightbown, Patsy & Spada, Nina. (2021). How Languages are Learned. (Fifth Edition). Oxford University Press.
Larsen-Freeman, Diane. (2011). Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching. (Third Edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
(Not available in the bookstore; Instructor will provide online purchase instructions as semester starts)
Additional required readings will be available for download and through the SFU Library
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
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
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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.