DESCRIPTION: This course will aim to look at individual variables from a language teacher’s perspective. We will particularly focus on language learning motivation, language learning beliefs, foreign language anxiety, learning styles, language learning strategies, self efficacy, self confidence, and personality traits. Academic presentations of empirical research conducted within these areas will provide students with insight into the nature of individual differences. Besides the presentations, course requirements include week-to-week readings and conducting a case study of a language learner. As a final assignment, course participants will present their findings to the group in class.
Course materials: Coursepack on neptun
Assessment will be based on participation, presentation of research articles, a quiz on readings, and a case study.