FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT: SLS COURSE IN THE LAST 8 WEEKS OF FALL 2011
SLST - S302 THE SUCCESSFUL LANGUAGE LEARNER Department of Second Language Studies Fall 2011, 2nd 8 weeks
What are the characteristics of good language learners? This introductory course examines the psychology of language learning, with reference to factors such as personality, language aptitude, motivation, learning styles, learning strategies, anxiety, learner beliefs, age and gender. The study of learner characteristics, or 'individual differences' (IDs), is useful for those specializing in languages, as well as those with apparently lower language aptitude who wish to become more successful language learners. Current research will be presented in accessible and engaging format, so that students with a variety of personal goals can benefit from the latest findings in this expanding area of second language research.
(This class is open to undergraduates only, and is appropriate for students who have studied a foreign/second language for at least two years, not necessarily at the college level.)
Dörnyei, Zoltán (2005). The Psychology of the Language Learner: Individual Differences in Second Language Acquisition. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Griffiths, Carol (2008). Lessons from Good Language Learners. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
SLST - S302 The Successful Language Learner
Time: FALL 2011, 2nd 8 weeks, TR 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Place: GL 101 (Glenn Black Lab 101)
Class no. 33347
Credits: CASE N & M (3 cr.)
Instructor: Prof. David Stringer
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Instructor: David Stringer