Manka M. Varghese
Individual or group study projects on the improvement of instruction with attention to designing instructional plans.
This course explores how children and adults acquire a second language and how this process relates to classroom pedagogy. We will look at different theories on second language acquisition; for example, from a cognitive, interactionist, and sociocultural perspective. Students will be encouraged to critically discuss and examine these.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading
Assignments will focus on students collecting language data (spoken or written/ naturalistic or classroom), and examining it, as well as presenting one topic during a class meeting.