Second Language Acquisition
This class is an introductory course on the research of second language acquisition, second-language learning research theory and methodology, as well as major research achievements in the field, along with the practical applications for Chinese language instructors.
In the west, the research of second-language acquisition began in the late 1960’s and early 70’s. Now, it has now already developed into it’s own independent academic discipline, overlapping into others, and has become the new frontier in modern applied linguistics.
This course can help students familiarize themselves with the process of second language acquisition, its characteristics, rules, and the progress and achievements already reached within the field. Students acquire a deep understanding of the principles of second language acquisition through their own combined experiences, thereby allowing students to take more conscious initiative in the study of linguistics, and allowing instructors to teach language in a richer, more effective way.