Language Pedagogy and Acquisition – Kronenberg – Spring 2018

Thursday, January 11

  • Introduction
  • Syllabus

Media: (Aris Intro Video)

Homework

  • read the syllabus
  • get the book
  • read chapter 1: “Language learning in early childhood”
  • watch “Birth of a Word” (Ted video)

Tuesday, January 16

[snow day – class cancelled]

 

Thursday, January 18

(remember that we’ll be in the Language Center!! (Palmer 102)

  • First language learning
  • bilingualism

Media: behaviorism video clip; Brown Bear; Ted Talk; RS advertisement; German coast guard

Homework

  • read chapter 2: “Second language learning”

Tuesday, January 23

  • no class today (I’m giving a presentation at another university)

Thursday, January 25

  • L2 Learning
  • introduction to the portfolio

Homework

  • read chapter 3: “Individual differences in second language learning”

Tuesday, January 30

  • Individual Learner Differences

Homework

  • read chapter 5: “Oberserving learning and teaching in the second language classroom”

Thursday, February 1

  • Observing Language Teaching

Homework

  • read chapter 4: “Explaining second language learning”

Tuesday, February 6

  • SLA theories

Homework

Thursday, February 8

  • The Language Teacher
  • Teaching With Games

Homework

Tuesday, February 13

  • Language Assessment, Testing, and Grading

Homework

  • read chapter 6: “Second language learning in the classroom”

Thursday, February 15

  • Language Learning in the classroom and beyond

Tuesday, February 20

  • Language Teaching Methods

Thursday, February 22

  • Language Learning Spaces
  • Built Pedagogy

Tuesday, February 27

  • From Language Laboratory to Language Center

Thursday, March 1

  • Teaching with Music

Tuesday 6, March

  • Spring Break

Thursday, March 8

  • Spring Break

Tuesday, March 13

  • The Language Learner

Thursday, March 15

  • Language Learning Technologies

Tuesday, March 20

  • Language Learning Technologies

Thursday, March 22

  • Language Learning Technologies

Tuesday, March 27

  • Portfolio Day
  • Language Learning Technologies

Thursday, March 29 Easter Break

Tuesday, April 3

  • Organizing Language Teaching

Thursday, April 5

  • Course Project

Tuesday, April 10

  • Course Project

Thursday, April 12

  • Course Project

Tuesday, April 17

  • Course Project

Thursday, April 19

  • Course Project

Tuesday, April 24

  • Course Project

Thursday, April 26

  • Conclusion
  • Take-Home Final

 

Resources

ARIS – build own game; choose your own adventure; build a learning resource + teaching guide

https://coerll.utexas.edu/methods/