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Mary N Motha
ENGL 574
Seattle Campus

Research Methods in Second-Language Acquisition

Prerequisite: ENGL 572, LING 449, or permission of instructor.

Class description

This course aims to familiarize students with a variety of research methods in the fields of applied linguistics and TESOL, examining epistemologies, strengths, and weaknesses of various approaches. Students will draw on knowledge generated in the context of the class to conduct a small piece of original research. In addition, they will read and critique selected research in second language acquisition and become more sophisticated ‚Äúconsumers‚Ä? of research in our field.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Mary N Motha
Date: 04/04/2009