Hinweis: Die Angaben zu den Semestern sind nur Empfehlungen, keine Anmeldebeschränkungen.
Reading materials will be provided in class.
This class will be taught in a digital format.
Technical requirements: solid internet connection, headphones + microphone + webcam.
You are advised to use your laptop/desktop computer (instead of mobile phone).At this stage it is unclear whether it will be possible to return to a format of classroom presence during the semester.
Second Language Acquisition:
Understanding the principles of second language acquisition (SLA) is one of the major prerequisites for teachers in foreign language classrooms. Teachers need to be able to understand basic principles of developmental sequences in SLA, the importance of the age factor and its impact on the acquisition of second language sounds and grammatical structures, and on learning strategies in the classroom. This class will introduce basic principles and theories of SLA with a special focus on the discussion of critical or sensitive periods in SLA, and will explore their relevance for the foreign language classroom.