Second Language Learning

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 Second Language Learning
Aspects of Language Assignment (15%)
Length: 2,500 words (Please include a word count on the assignment.)
 
Write an individual essay reflecting on the acquisition of the various linguistic areas of SLA (i.e. grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and pragmatics). To complete this assignment, you will need to interview a second language learner who has a relatively high proficiency in any second language. The second language can be English, or any other language. You will ask your interviewee about their experiences of L2 learning, particularly as it relates to the specific linguistic area that you have chosen. For each linguistic area, you will need to highlight some of the main theoretical issues, including but not limited to:
 

  • Stages of grammatical development
  • Ease/ difficulty of grammatical structures
  • Types of vocabulary (high frequency, technical, cognates)
  • Breadth and depth of vocabulary knowledge
  • Accent and identity
  • Pragmatics

 
In addition to the theoretical discussion, your essay should include a general description of your interviewee’s L2 learning experiences, as well as specific examples that relate (either positively or negatively) to the theoretical issues.
 
 
Criteria for assessing this assignment
In assessing your essay, the following categories will be considered:
Understanding

  • How clearly have you demonstrated an understanding of the main issues related to the language areas?
  • How well have you described your interviewee’s L2 learning experiences?
  • Are you able to relate the language area issues to your interviewee’s experiences? Do you provide specific examples of how their language learning experiences do or do not relate to specific language area issues?
  • How well have you drawn on outside references to investigate issues related to the language areas?

 
Format

  • Please double space and use normal margins.
  • Include word count.

 
Presentation

  • Is the essay well-written?
  • In general, is the essay well-organised?

 
Additional Readings

  • You will need to incorporate at least three additional readings into your essay. Journal articles for each language area have been uploaded onto d2l. In addition, the following journals may be helpful for you in finding research articles include:

ELT Journal
TESOL Quarterly
Language Teaching Research
Language Learning
Studies in Second Language Acquisition


Aspects of Language Essay Grade Sheet
 
 
Name _________________________
 
 
Grade _______________________ /15
 
 

  4.0
Excellent
3.5
Very Good
3.0
Good
2.5
Fair
Demonstrated understanding of issues related to language and SLA        
Described experiences of learning specific aspects of language        
Demonstrated understanding of how experiences related to theoretical issues        
Overall organization
 
       
Writing Quality        
Drew on outside references        

 
 

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Second Language Learning

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 Second Language Learning
Aspects of Language Assignment (15%)
Length: 2,500 words (Please include a word count on the assignment.)
 
Write an individual essay reflecting on the acquisition of the various linguistic areas of SLA (i.e. grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and pragmatics). To complete this assignment, you will need to interview a second language learner who has a relatively high proficiency in any second language. The second language can be English, or any other language. You will ask your interviewee about their experiences of L2 learning, particularly as it relates to the specific linguistic area that you have chosen. For each linguistic area, you will need to highlight some of the main theoretical issues, including but not limited to:
 

  • Stages of grammatical development
  • Ease/ difficulty of grammatical structures
  • Types of vocabulary (high frequency, technical, cognates)
  • Breadth and depth of vocabulary knowledge
  • Accent and identity
  • Pragmatics

 
In addition to the theoretical discussion, your essay should include a general description of your interviewee’s L2 learning experiences, as well as specific examples that relate (either positively or negatively) to the theoretical issues.
 
 
Criteria for assessing this assignment
In assessing your essay, the following categories will be considered:
Understanding

  • How clearly have you demonstrated an understanding of the main issues related to the language areas?
  • How well have you described your interviewee’s L2 learning experiences?
  • Are you able to relate the language area issues to your interviewee’s experiences? Do you provide specific examples of how their language learning experiences do or do not relate to specific language area issues?
  • How well have you drawn on outside references to investigate issues related to the language areas?

 
Format

  • Please double space and use normal margins.
  • Include word count.

 
Presentation

  • Is the essay well-written?
  • In general, is the essay well-organised?

 
Additional Readings

  • You will need to incorporate at least three additional readings into your essay. Journal articles for each language area have been uploaded onto d2l. In addition, the following journals may be helpful for you in finding research articles include:

ELT Journal
TESOL Quarterly
Language Teaching Research
Language Learning
Studies in Second Language Acquisition


Aspects of Language Essay Grade Sheet
 
 
Name _________________________
 
 
Grade _______________________ /15
 
 

  4.0
Excellent
3.5
Very Good
3.0
Good
2.5
Fair
Demonstrated understanding of issues related to language and SLA        
Described experiences of learning specific aspects of language        
Demonstrated understanding of how experiences related to theoretical issues        
Overall organization
 
       
Writing Quality        
Drew on outside references        

 
 

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