Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Global Studies
Lecture Code ARS40401 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Foreign Language Acquisition and Communication I (外国語習得とコミュニケーション I)
Subject Name
(Katakana)
ガイコクゴシュウトクトコミュニケーション I
Subject Name in
English
Foreign Language Acquisition and Communication I
Instructor SHIBATA MIKI
Instructor
(Katakana)
シバタ ミキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Thur5-6:IAS K208
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Class discussion
Group/pair work 
Credits 1 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Linguistics
Eligible Students  
Keywords Second language acquisition, learning, critical period, motivation, grammar instruciton, "husa" 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
 
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability and skills to collect and analyze necessary literature or data among various sources of information on individual academic disciplines.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・The ability to conduct research proactively by combining knowledge,  understanding, and skills for the tasks, based on flexible creativity and imagination.

Integrated Global Studies
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・The knowledge and understanding of the important characteristics and basic theoretical framework of individual academic disciplines.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability to collect and analyze necessary literature or data among various sources of information in individual academic disciplines.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・The ability to conduct research proactively by combining knowledge,  understanding, and skills for the tasks, based on flexible creativity and imagination. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The scope of this course encompasses research and theories on acquisition and learning naturalistically and/or with the aid of formal instruction, as adult learners in both second and foreign language settings. We will explore the mechanisms of SLA through reading research papers conducted with different theoretical frameworks. 
Class Schedule Class 1 Introduction: What is SLA (second language acquisition)?
Class 2 Overview of SLA
Class 3 First language transfer
Class 4 Development of L2 (second language) grammatical knowledge (1)
Class 5 Development of L2 (second language) grammatical knowledge (2)
Class 6 The role of input
Class 7 The role of interaction
Class 8 Summary
Class 9 (Foreign Language Acquisition & Communication II)
Class 10 (Foreign Language Acquisition & Communication II)
Class 11 (Foreign Language Acquisition & Communication II)
Class 12 (Foreign Language Acquisition & Communication II)
Class 13 (Foreign Language Acquisition & Communication II)
Class 14 (Foreign Language Acquisition & Communication II)
Class 15 (Foreign Language Acquisition & Communication II)

In-class Exam

Journal article summaires & book review will be required for further undersntanding. 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
Journal articles + more 
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
Powerpoint 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
Make sure you complete all reading assignments (including a summary) prior to the next class. You are strongly encouraged to do online search for any unfamiliar technichal terms and reserach methods to deepen your understanding as much as possible. Please bring your inquires to the next class otherwinse. Also, the questions to be discussed in class are welcomed (, yet please do not expect the instructor to give you answers!.) 
Requirements 1. Upper-intermediate level of English proficiency is required since students are required to read and understand professional journals written and carry class discussion in English (TOEIC 500 minimum).
2. Students are strongly recommended to take some linguistic courses (e.g., phonology, syntax, morphology, and pragmatics). Linguistics background are surely helpful.
3. The maximum number of students is 25. In case of over 25, the draw will be held on the first day of the class. 
Grading Method 1. Class Contribution 20%
2. Journal Summaries: 20%
3. Book review:           20%
4. Term paper:              40%
Your performance will not be adequately evaluated unless you submit all assignments 2 & 3 and take the exam.  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Hope that this class gives you opportunities of critical thinking and academic training.
This class is not a knowledge-transmitting course: I expect you to be active in class! 
Other No audit is accepted in principle. However, those who are under special conditions might be considered after consultation with the instructor. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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