Language learning (2015/2016)

Course code
4S001146
Credits
9
Coordinator
Serena Dal Maso
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
PARTE I 5 L-LIN/02-EDUCATIONAL LINGUISTICS II semestre Serena Dal Maso
PARTE II 4 L-LIN/02-EDUCATIONAL LINGUISTICS II semestre Paola Celentin

Learning outcomes

Module: PARTE I
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The course aims at providing students with an introduction to the general principles that rule the learning and use of a second/foreign language, with particular attention to the development of L2 grammar (morpho-syntactical competence) and of L2 lexicon.


Module: PARTE II
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An introduction to the general principles that rule the learning and use of a second language, with particular attention to intercultural communication and individual learning variables.

Syllabus

Module: PARTE I
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The course introduces the models of L2/foreign language acquisition and learning and describes them from a historical perspective (behaviorism, innatism, cognitivism, functionalism). It describes and discusses the basic notions of L2 acquisition and foreign language learning, such as that of interlanguage, sequence of acquisition, input, fossilization, levels of proficiency. Finally, the course provides the students with the tools for the linguistic analysis of the interlanguage and for the description of the main principles driving the linguistic development in child and adult L2 acquisition.

References
BETTONI C., 2001, Imparare un'altra lingua. Lezioni di linguistica applicata, Bari-Roma, Laterza.
Ulteriori indicazioni bibliografiche potrenno essere fornite durante le lezioni.


Module: PARTE II
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- Learning variables and individual Learning conditions;
- Intercultural gaps and intercultural communication.

Bibliografy and programme are the same for all students.


Balboni P.E., 2007, La comunicazione interculturale, Venezia, Marsilio (o in alternativa Balboni P.E., Caon F., 2015, La comunicazione interculturale, Venezia, Marsilio.)

Lightbown P., Spada N.,2013, How Languages are Learned, Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers, 4th Edition. 2013. (capitoli 3 e 7)

Mariani L., “Le diversità culturali negli stili cognitivi e comunicativi: dal conflitto al compromesso alla sinergia”, https://www.academia.edu/4767315/Le_diversit%C3%A0_culturali_negli_stili_cognitivi_e_comunicativi_dal_conflitto_al_compromesso_alla_sinergia

Mariani L., “Attitudini e atteggiamenti nell’apprendimento linguistico”, http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/promoitals/article/view/641

Torresan P., “Verso la definizione di una psicopedagogia delle lingue differenziata”, http://ojs.cimedoc.uniba.it/index.php/glottodidattica/article/viewFile/249/120

Oxford R.L., “Language Learning Styles and Strategies: An Overview”, http://web.ntpu.edu.tw/~language/workshop/read2.pdf

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: PARTE I
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Written test (about 45 minutes) with questions of different nature: there will be both open and multiple choice questions, which may deal with both theoretical and practical aspects of the program.


Module: PARTE II
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Written test
Multiple choices , short definitions and open questions on the course bibliography.