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Deepending the debate (week 10)

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Deepending the debate (week 10)

  1. 1. Deepening the Debate (Week 10) ORAL I V (HE281) Prof. Dr. Ron Martinez drronmartinez@gmail.com
  2. 2. Goals for the week • Recap presentations, next steps. • Final (self) evaluations. • Introduction to debate.
  3. 3. Today’s agenda • Presentations • Intro to debate and debate theme
  4. 4. But first... • While you were presenting, so was I...
  5. 5. Your presentations • Next step: • Before I can give you your final grade, please download self-evaluation form. • You can watch your presentation on YouTube to refresh your memory (unlisted link – don’t worry).
  6. 6. Next few weeks... • 9/11 (Mon.) Introducing the debate • 11/11 (Wed.) Building arguments • 16/11 (Mon.) Structuring arguments • 18/11 (Wed.) Debate Day + look ahead to final presentation • 23-25 – Reading and presentation structuring • 30/11 (Mon.) Presentation preparation • 2/12 (Wed.) Presentation preparation • 7/12 (Mon.) Final presentations begin
  7. 7. Age and SLA 0=Stongly Disagree, 1=Disagree, 2=Agree to an extent, 4= Agree, 5=Strongly Agree 1. Kids learn languages better than grown ups. 2. Adults can learn languages just as quickly as kids. 3. Adults who learn a second language can never sound like a native speaker. 4. Infants can usually sound like a native speaker in a second language. 5. Kids have an easier time learning languages than adults. 6. Adults can learn grammar rules faster than kids. 7. After a certain age the cognitive processes involved in language acquisition change. 8. Social context has a more important role in L2 acquisition than age. 9. Anyone can pass for a native speaker of a second language if they really want to. 10. All people are born with basically the same aptitude for learning a second language.
  8. 8. Next few weeks... • 9/11 (Mon.) Introducing the debate • 11/11 (Wed.) Building arguments • 16/11 (Mon.) Structuring arguments • 18/11 (Wed.) Debate Day + look ahead to final presentation • 23-25 – Reading and presentation structuring • 30/11 (Mon.) Presentation preparation • 2/12 (Wed.) Presentation preparation • 7/12 (Mon.) Final presentations begin
  9. 9. Homework • Complete your self-evaluation and email to me before next class. • Watch ‘Genie’ (on our website). • Read 1 (assigned) article (online), be prepared to summarize for class on Wednesday: – 1. Johnson & Newport (1989) ‘Critical Period Effects in Second Language Acquisition’ – 2. Piller (2002) ‘Passing for a native speaker’ – 3. Moyer (2014) ‘Exceptional outcome in L2 phonology’ – 4. Muñoz (2014) ‘Contrasting effects of starting age and input’
  10. 10. Self-evaluations • Please complete in order to receive your grade!
  11. 11. ‘Genie’
  12. 12. ‘Gisele’ • Watch the video and pay attention to Gisele Bundchen’s fluency in English, and her biography. • Does Gisele’s English support or weaken the claims/findings in the research you read?
  13. 13. Article Summary • Sit next to classmates who read the same article (1: Ana Paula, Andrey, Carmina, Patrícia; 2: Carla, Franciane, Rafaela; 3: Danielle, John, Plinio, Yasmin; 4: Tatiana, Gabriela, Anni) • Discuss your general impressions of the article (5 minutes) • To prepare your summary, identify the following points: – What was/were the research question(s)? – What motivated the research? – How did the researcher(s) collect data? – What are the main findings? – To what extent to you agree with the findings (and the method used)? – How does the Gisele Bundchen article fit with the research you read? Does Gisele’s English proficiency support or weaken the research?
  14. 14. Summaries • Pay close attention and take notes – you will need this information for next week’s debate!
  15. 15. HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY • Download the reading and worksheet online and prepare an extended argument in favor of the paper that you read for Monday's class. (Please print out the worksheet and bring it to class.) • Send your self-evaluation (and use the special sheet!) so that you can receive your grade. • Have a great weekend!

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