Presentation 6 (2017/12/19)

Age and Second Langugage Learning
How do you say these in English?
麦酒: beer, 子守熊: koala, 白耳義: Belgium, 獅子女: Sphinx, 棒網球: lacrosse
Making Groups
who is your type?
Main Topic
There are some cases about relathionship between age and language learning.
Immigrate familiy
↳children vs parents
Joseph Conrad
When have you started to learn English?
Do you think that there are differences between people who start at old or young age?
The critical period: More than just pronunciation?
↳Mark Patakowski
Intuitions of grammaticality
↳Jacqueline Johnson and Elissa Newport
↳Robert DeKeyser
Rate of learning
What do you think about Cook’s opinion?
If our goal is ‘multicompetence’, how should teachers teach a second language?
Age and Second Language Instruction
↳Success Older Learners
(Aptitude, motivation, the appropriate social conditions for learning)
↳A situation in classroom
↳Differences of approach
Younger learners use an implicit approach
Older learners use an explicit approach
In Japan, primary school students have to take English classes. Do you agree or disagree? Why?
(Infuruence on the children's first language)
Age is important if you want to have native-like proficiency.
It is not necessarily important to start to learn a second language at early age!

It was tough to read the textbook thoroughly. However, we could make presentation on schedule in cooperating with all of members. Also, this opportunitiy gave us time to think about the importance of age in learning a second language. Although there are some researches, as we concluded, it is not necessarily important to start learning a second language at early age and we can succeed in acquiring a second language even if we start learning it from older. In this way, we would like to keep up our good work to achieve each goals.

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