Individual Differences in Language Learning (Egyéni különbségek a nyelvtanulásban) in spring 2015
Brózik-Piniel Katalin, Fri 10:30–12:00, Fri 12:30–14:00, R438, R 438, host: DEAL (R306)
3-credit seminar, 30 h/term; strong prereq: (ANGD17-A3)
description & set texts
This course aims to enable students to conduct research on individual variables in language learning. We will particularly focus on language learning aptitude, motivation, language learning beliefs, language anxiety, learning styles, language learning strategies, self-efficacy, self-confidence, and personality traits. Academic presentations of empirical research papers conducted within these areas will provide students with insight into the nature of individual differences. Besides the presentations, course requirements include conducting an empirical investigation on a chosen topic related to one of the topics discussed during the course. Finally, course participants will present their findings to the group and write up their results in form of a term paper.
requirements & assessment
Course requirements: regular attendance, active participation, lesson-to lesson readings, in-class tests, home paper, presentations