672 Second Language Classroom Research

Survey of research on second language classrooms and analysis of methodological issues. Pre: 600.

This course familiarizes students with the history and development of classroom-centered research on second language learning: with methodological issues, with substantive findings in the field, and with current lines of research. These goals are achieved through a combination of readings, discussions, in-class data analysis, and execution of an original research project, by participants.