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Tue Sep 18 2018

Summer Schools: Second Language Acquisition: some basics (8-11 April 2019)/Italy

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Date: 11-Sep-2018
From: Gaia Gaia ChiuchiĆ¹ <>
Subject: Second Language Acquisition: some basics (8-11 April 2019)/Italy
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Dates: 08-Apr-2019 - 11-Apr-2019
Location: Assisi, Umbria, Italy

Focus: This course will provide participants with a basic introduction to second and foreign language learning.
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum

We will ask the fundamental question of what it means to learn a second or foreign language, illustrating basic principles by underscoring common perceptions and misperceptions of how language learning takes place. We will illustrate and define commonly-discussed concepts such as interlanguage, the role of the first language, order of acquisition (is there a natural order?), input, interaction, error correction, and output, among others. Commonly accepted principles will, to the extent possible, be illustrated with concrete examples. In the course, we will consider students in a classroom differ from one another (for example, in aptitude, motivation, attitude, anxiety) and how these might impact their language learning success or lack of success. Finally, we will take the concepts discussed and consider how they apply to a classroom context, asking the question of the relationship between teaching and learning and, in particular, discussing differences between classroom and natural learning. At the end of this course, participants will be guided in the development of materials focusing on any of the concepts discussed in the class.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Tuition: 340 EUR
Registration: 16-Sep-2018 to 24-Mar-2019
Contact Person: Gaia ChiuchiĆ¹
                Phone: + 39 075 815281

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