|学期・曜日・時限||後期 火曜日 2時限|
|Applied linguistics is a field of study that uses the findings of linguistics and other fields to study all kinds of activities that involve language. The most significant of these activities is language learning. Second language acquisition (SLA) is specifically the study of how people learn foreign languages. Computer-mediated communication (CMC) is the study of email, chat, Facebook, blogs, wikis, and so on, and the communication that takes place on them. Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) is the study of all the ways in which computers can help with language learning. This second-semester seminar will build on the basic knowledge of second language acquisition and language learning that students learned in the first semester, allowing students to work in a broader range of topics in this second semester. The main language of the seminar is English, but difficult words will be explained in Japanese, and students are welcome at any time to use Japanese to check their understandings.|
Since anyone interested in language learning should show dedication to improving their own English, the seminar will also include Extensive Reading to help students further develop the key skill of reading, and some speaking assignments and activities.
|In the area of theory, students should have built on their existing knowledge of basic concepts of language learning and of the contributions of key scholars to address a broader range of topics. They should also have developed an interest in an area or areas of research, and be ready to start work on their graduation paper. In the area of language development, they should also have improved their reading fluency and their academic writing skills.|
|Students are expected to attend regularly, to do assigned readings between classes, to prepare for any class presentations or discussions, and to take an active part in seminar sessions. They are also expected to document their reading and studies every week. "If it isn't written down, it didn't happen."|
|The first several weeks of the seminar will be devoted to a range of topics in language learning. These will likely include CALL, CMC, and/or materials design, as well as topics such as the four skills, vocabulary, and grammar.|
The second part of the seminar will be devoted to specific topics chosen by students. These will depend on the interests of the students each year.
The final part of the seminar will be devoted to work to prepare students for writing a graduation paper. This preparation will include advice on choosing a topic and on reading and writing, as well as information on the 4th-year schedule.
We will often refer to the books read in the first semester: 英語教師のための第二言語習得論入門
|In a seminar of this kind, most of your work will have to be done outside class, with seminar sessions devoted to guidance and discussion. Students should always be prepared to talk about:|
(1) what they have read or studied;
(2) their opinions (on the material they have read and on other matters);
Even in weeks where there are no fixed readings, students should read something in the fields of applied linguistics, SLA, CALL, or CMC. Students should read 英語教師のための第二言語習得論入門 several times, in order to gain a thorough knowledge of the book's contents.
Note that students will already have obtained this book in the first semester.
Second Language Research Methods. Herbert Seliger & Elana Shohamy. Oxford University Press.
外国語教育リサーチマニュアル. セリガー／ショハミー. 大修館書店
The Tapestry of Language Learning: The Individual in the Communicative Classroom. Robin C. Scarcella & Rebecca L. Oxford. Heinle & Heinle.
The Practice of English Language Teaching. Jeremy Harmer. Pearson Longman.
|Your grade will be decided based on your participation in class discussions and other assignments, and your regular documentation of your study and research.|
|Final scores will be decided holistically based on engagement with all the activities through the semester.|