Tactics for LISTENING

First, listen to the audio file and guess the words and phrases you hear. Write it down and this will boost your listening power. Examples: One: 1-What’s your name? 2-It,s Alina Smith. 3-Elina? 4-No, Alina. A-L-I-N-A 5-Oh, Alina. It’s nice to see you, Alina. Two: 1- Your name, please? 2-Matt Rosenblum. 3- Rosenblum… How do you …

New research quantifies how much speakers’ first language affects learning a new language

Language research has documented that people tend to draw inferences about speakers based on how they talk. These often implicit inferences can occur in the blink of an eye and can affect how smart we think someone is, how much we like them, and more. This is also the case for the non-native accents typically …

Input, interaction, and Second Language Acquisition

Chapter 6. Input, interaction, and Second Language Acquisition Book Name: Understanding Second Language Acquisition Writer: Rod Ellis Professor: Dr.Haniye Davatgari Saeed Mojarradi PhD. Candidate Monday, November 19, 2018 Three views on input in language acquisition It is axiomatic that in order for SLA to take place, there must be (1) some L2 data made available …

Qualitative data collection

Chapter 6: Qualitative data collection Book Name: Research Methods in Applied Linguistics Writer: Professor Zoltan Dornyei Professor: Dr.Zoghi, M      Summarized :Saeed Mojarradi Ph.D. Candidate  Monday, November 19, 2018 Quantitative inquiry can be divided into two distinct phases: 1-data collection 2-and data analysis They typically follow each other in a linear manner. In accordance with the …

G.Power , A free Statistical Calculator

G*Power is a program to calculate statistical power examinations for many distinct T tests, F tests, χ2 tests, z tests and some perfect tests. G*Power can also be used to calculate effect sizes and to show graphically the results of power examinations.In order to find the status of an ongoing action you might need to …

Individual learner differences and Second Language Acquisition

Chapter 5: Individual learner differences and Second Language Acquisition Book Name: Understanding Second language Acquisition Writer: Rod Ellis Professor: Dr.Haniye Davatgari Saeed Mojarradi Ph.D. Candidate T.3       Thursday, November 8, 2018 Aspects of SLA influenced by individual learner factors There are two basic possibilities regarding which aspect of SLA is affected by individual learner factors: One …

Quantitative data collection

Chapter 5: Quantitative data collection Book name: Research methods in Applied Linguistics Writer: Zoltan Dornyei Professor: Dr.Zoghi M, Saeed Mojarradi Ph.D. Candidate T.3 Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Quantitative data can be obtained in a number of ways. The most common instrument used for this purpose is the test, which has several types (for example, language …

Interlanguage and the “natural” route of development

Chapter 3: Interlanguage and the “natural” route of development Book name; Understanding Second Language Acquisition Writer: Rod Ellis Professor: Dr. Haniye Davatgari Saeed Mojarradi Ph.D. Candidate   T.3          Friday, October 19, 2018 The second language learners acquire a knowledge of a L2 in a fixed order as a result of a predisposition to process language data …

Beyond Tests: Alternatives in assessment

Chapter 6 Beyond Tests: Alternatives in assessment Book name: Language Assessment Principles and Classroom Practices Written by: Brown and Abeywickrama Summarized by: Saeed Mojarradi   Ph.D. Candidate      —————————————– In the public eye, tests have acquired an aura of infallibility. (Without errors) Everyone wants a test for everything, especially if the test is cheap, quickly …

The Post method Condition:Emerging Strategies for Second/Foreign Language Teaching

The Post method Condition: Emerging Strategies for Second/Foreign Language Teaching Writer: B. Kumaravadivelu TESOL Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 1. (Spring, 1994), pp. 27-48. Summarized: Saeed Mojarradi Ph.D. Candidate T.3 Saturday, October 6, 2018 After swearing by a succession of fashionable language teaching methods and dangling them before a bewildered flock of believers, we seem to …