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Introduction to Language Learning and Teaching

Class at Faculty of Arts |

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1. Introduction. Terminology. How languages are learned.

2. Teaching methods (traditional and current), teacher/student roles.

3. Planning a lesson, lesson aims.

4. Classroom management: interaction, instructions, potential problems.

5. Teaching receptive skills.

6. Teaching productive skills.

7. Teaching vocabulary.

8. The role of grammar.

9. Factors influencing second language acquisition.

10. Individual learner differences. Motivation and attitudes.

11. Motivational language teaching.

12. Classroom research. Student journal analysis.

13. Final discussion.


Key concepts in foreign language teaching and learning will be introduced and discussed based on assigned readings and presentations. Students are expected to actively participate in class and relate to the their own language backgrounds and experience.