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Wed Sep 05 2018

Summer Schools: Applied Linguistics : Focus on Form in second language teaching/Italy

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Date: 04-Sep-2018
From: Gaia Chiuchiù <gaia.chiuchiuport.ac.uk>
Subject: Focus on Form in second language teaching/Italy
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Host Institution:
Website: http://aliassisi.it/2018/08/language-teaching/

Dates: 10-Jan-2019 - 12-Jan-2019
Location: Assisi, Umbria, Italy

Focus: In this module we will explore the role and effects of a ‘focus on form’ component in second language teaching.
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum

Description:
What is the nature of language? Language is not something to be learned the way a person learns anything else (e.g., playing tennis, driving a car, etc.). Language is an abstract, implicit and complex system. How grammar develops in learner’s mind and brain? What is the role of grammar in second language teaching? In this module we will explore the role and effects of a ‘focus on form’ component in second language teaching. During the module an analysis of how the principles derived from theory and research can be applied to day-to-day teaching of grammar (focus on form) in modern languages will be examined and discussed. Research and theory in instructed second language acquisition provides valuable information about how grammar is learnt and how different factors may impact on the effectiveness of different pedagogical interventions. These pedagogical interventions move from input (e.g. input enhancement, input flood, structured input tasks) to output-based options (e.g. collaborative tasks, structured output tasks). In this module participants will be able to develop their own material for a ‘focus on form’ component and plan how to test its effectiveness in the language classroom through ‘action research’.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Tuition: 340 EUR
Registration: 16-Sep-2018 to 27-Dec-2018
Contact Person: Gaia Chiuchiù
                Phone: + 39 075815281
                Email: gaia.chiuchiuport.ac.uk

Apply by Email: infoaliassisi.it
Apply on the web: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeK5UfiGq8O6_o3n2Fo8_O6lXC6mcPIobb2f6dBTPKz-YhyPw/viewform

Registration Instructions:
Fill the online form please https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeK5UfiGq8O6_o3n2Fo8_O6lXC6mcPIobb2f6dBTPKz-YhyPw/viewform


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