Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Educational Sciences Teaching Japanese as a Second Language Program
Lecture Code WND13050 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 日本語習得論演習
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Topics in Second Language Acquisition of Japanese
ハタサ ユキコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Tues5-8:EDU A103
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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online class 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 22 : Language Education
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Japanese
Eligible Students
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
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Class Objectives
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This course is a follow-up course for the introductory SLA course. It is designed to allow students to work on a research project and data analysis so as to help them develop a skills to use various research techniques in SLA.
Class Schedule lesson1 Orientation
lesson2 How to read research papers
lesson3 Analyzing research papers
lesson4 Reviewing research papers critically
lesson5 Identifying problems in previous research
lesson6 Forming research questions
lesson7 Evaluating research questions
lesson8 Reformulating research questions
lesson9 Research methods
lesson10 Planning a research project
lesson11 Pilot study
lesson12 Revising the research plan
lesson13 Analysing the results of the pilot study
lesson14 Discussing the results
lesson15 Synthesis  
Paltridge, Brian Aek Phakiti (2015). Research methods in applied linguistics: A practical resource. New York: Bloomsbury USA Academic. 
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(More Details) This course will be offered entirely online.  
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Preparation and
Start your project early. You will not be able to complete the project if you start late due.  Make sure that you can argue for the significance of study. 
Requirements Completion of Special Lecture on Teaching Japanese as a Second Language IV 
Grading Method Presentation (30%), report (40%) , class discussion (30%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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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