Second Language Acquisition

This course is an introduction to the field of Second Language Acquisition and its pedagogical applications in the Spanish-language classroom. The course will be structured around the topic of language learning theories and will focus on the psychological and linguistic challenges of learning and teaching Spanish. By the end of the course students will have a working knowledge of theory and research that explains how a second language is acquired. (1 unit)

Required text: Required text: Kim Griffin, Lingüística aplicada a la enseñanza del español como 2/L. 2a ed. (Arco Libros, 2011); other materials provided electronically at Middlebury.

This course is cross-listed with Language/Linguistics.*
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Linguistics Pedagogy


Summer 2016 Language Schools

SPAN6795A-L16 Lecture (Isabelli)

Summer 2015 Language Schools

SPAN6795A-L15 Lecture (Nunez-Mendez)

Summer 2014 Language Schools

SPAN6795A-L14 Lecture (Isabelli)

Summer 2013

SPAN6795A-L13 Lecture (Isabelli)

Summer 2012

SPAN6795A-L12 Lecture (Isabelli)

Summer 2011

SPAN6795A-L11 Lecture (Isabelli)

Summer 2010

SPAN6795A-L10 Lecture (Isabelli)

Summer 2009

SPAN6795A-L09 Lecture (Negueruela)