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Introducing “The science of second language acquisition”

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  • 1. Introducing “The science of second language acquisition” Tadashi Yamasaki ITEigo 1st Meeting 2010-10-28
  • 2. Who am I • I’m working for middle size company as web application programmer • Now, I am self-employed • I’m interested in the open source software and … • Communications
  • 3. The book • 外国語学習の科学―第二言語習得論とは何か (http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4004311500) • Author: Yoshihiro Shirai (http://www.pitt.edu/~yshirai/) • Contents: Differences between L1 and L2, Who successes L2 acquisition?, Mechanism of L2 learning…
  • 4. Effective learning of foreign languages • The Book’s chapter 6(p164-184) • For learners and teachers
  • 5. Effective learning • Input what you understand • Memorize useful phrases • Output everyday, bit by bit • Motivate you!
  • 6. Input what you understand • Choice materials that you are interested in • Choice materials that you know backgrounds • Listening: “80% OK” > “20% OK” • Repeat same material • Use Scripts(字幕)
  • 7. Memorize useful phrases • “Canned phrases(決まり文句)” are important for daily talks • Building sentences from grammar is slow • Remember: “with sentences” > “only word”
  • 8. Output everyday, bit by bit • “Output only” makes no progress… but • “Input & Output” > “Input only” • Output causes… – Speaking in your head – Rehearsal: Thinking in a foreign language • Use phrases what you just learned
  • 9. Motivate you! • Motivation is very important! • Motivation – Integrative motivation(Culture, People…) – Instrumental motivation(Promotion, reward…)
  • 10. Conclusion • Input what you understand. • Memorize useful phrases. • Output everyday, bit by bit. • Motivate you! Thanks for author of this book and you.