Ellis, R., Shintani, N. (2014). Exploring Language Pedagogy through Second Language Acquisition Research. New York: Routledge.
Loewen, S. (2015). Introduction to Instructed Second Language Acquisition. New York: Routledge.
Lightbown, P. M., Spada, N. (2006). How Languages are Learned. Oxford: OUP.
Additional reading materials will be provided in class.
Additional recommended literature:
Bland, J. (ed.) (2016). Teaching English Language to Young Learners: Critical Issues in Language Teaching with 3-12 Year Olds. London: Bloomsbury
Brown, H.D. (2007). Principles of Language Learning and Teaching. New York: Pearson Education
Ellis, R. (1991). Instructed Second Language Acquisition: Learning in the Classroom. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell.
Gass, S.M. (2013). Second Language Acquisition: An Introductory Course. New York: Routledge.
Johnson, K. (2008). An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching. Harlow: Longman.
Long, M. (2015). Second Language Acquisition and Task-Based Language Teaching. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell.
Lyster, R. (2007). Learning and Teaching Languages Through Content: A Counterbalanced Approach. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Richards, J.C., Rodgers, T. (2001). Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching. Cambridge: CUP
Dörnyei, Z. (2009). The Psychology of Second Language Acquisition. Oxford: OUP.
Müller-Hartmann, A., Schocker-von Ditfurth, M. (2006). Introduction to English Language Teaching. Stuttgart: Klett.
Mourão, S. Lourenço, M. (eds.). Early Years Second Language Education: International Perspectives on Theories and Practice. London: Routledge.
BA Aufbaumodul 1
Course requirements: regular attendance, active participation, reading assignments with reading notes, group work / presentation, individual portfolio, final exam
What is the difference between the acquisition of one's native language and the acquisition of a second language? Does language instruction influence the way a second language is learned, and if so, in what ways? What are beneficial ways of instruction, which render the acquisition of a second language in the classroom context most effective for different types of learners?
The study of ISLA (Instructed Second Language Acquisition) is concerned with theoretical and empirical foundations to these questions. Based on these foundations, this course is designed to shed light on these and related issues, and to introduce different theories of language learning and teaching.
This is a 4.5 credit point class, which amounts to 135 hrs of workload throughout the semester, including an individual portfolio with reading notes of the texts for each session, and a final exam. The class will be offered each semester.
PLEASE NOTE: The guest lecture on Dec. 6 is a mandatory session for all participants. The date might be subject to change, so please check for updates regularly, and save the date!