The students will attend all lessons and meetings with the lecturer
In this course the students will study about vocabulary acquisition and learning in a foreign language. Emphasis will be placed on the connection between learning vocabulary, meaning focused input, and meaning focused output. They will propose and carry out research, and prepare and write a seminar research paper.
This course will familiarize the students with the most recent research on three components integral to teaching and learning a foreign language: vocabulary acquisition, meaning focused input, and meaning focused output.. The students will understand research design used in applied linguistics and be able to carry out their own research. The students will be able to write a research paper which will be accepted by the requirements of the discipline of applied linguistics.
What is a word
What are lexical phrases
How many words are needed
Which words are needed
How are words learned/acquired
How is vocabulary knowledge tested
What a corpus shows
What input involves
What output involves
Intentional learning vs' incidental learning
Carrying out research: preparation and collecting the data
Writing the research seminar paper:
1. Lesson, meetings and discussions will focus on the discipline and on writing a seminar paper based on APA guidelines.
2. Individual guidance will be given in preparing proposals for research, collecting data, and personal input will be provided in the writing of the research papers.
- The students will read assigned articles
- Summarize and paraphrase the articles
- Find and read articles relevant to their own area of enquiry
- Write a research proposal
- Carry out research: collect and analyze data
- Write a research seminar paper: chapters to be submitted on specified dates.
- Meet the lecturer for individual conferences
- Keep to the timetable for submitted works
Twenty percent of the grade is given for class and forum participation
Eighty percent of the grade is given for the paper however, not on the final product alone.
The student should submit all drafts to the teacher and get the teachers input before submitting the final draft.
Finally, late papers will be penalized by five to twenty percent depending on how late they are.