This course is an introduction to the field of Second Language Acquisition and its pedagogical applications in the Spanish-language classroom. The course will be structured around the topic of second language learning theories and will focus on the psychological and linguistic challenges of learning and teaching Spanish. By the end of the course students will have a working knowledge of theory and research that explains how a second language is acquired. (1 unit)

Required text: Dale A. Koike, Lingüística aplicada: Adquisicion del espanol como segunda lengua (Berkeley: Wiley, 2013); other materials provided electronically at Middlebury.

This course is cross-listed with Language/Linguistics.

12:00pm-12:50pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (Jul 2, 2015 to Aug 14, 2015)
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216