シラバス Syllabus

Course Title SEMINAR 1
担当教員 Instructor Name Jongbong Lee
コード Couse Code NUC018_N21A
授業形態 Class Type 演習 Practicum
授業形式 Class Format On Campus
単位 Credits 2
言語 Language EN
科目区分 Course Category 共通専門教育科目300系 / Specialized Subject 300
学位 Degree BSc
開講情報 Terms / Location 2021 UG Nisshin Spring

授業の概要 Course Overview

Following the NUCB's mission statement, this seminar facilitates students to become innovative and ethical leaders.

Throughout the seminar courses (seminar 1-6), students will be able to develop research skills necessary to conduct a research project. The aim of this seminar is to help students to find an appropriate research topic, do a small research experiment, and write a 4,000 word thesis step by step.
This seminar will examine main issues and extant research in second language acquisition (SLA) and bilingualism from cognitive-interactionist, usage-based, and sociocultural theoretical perspectives.
1. Choose a topic for the research project that you find interesting and connected to your personal and professional experience, to your other courses, and/or to your future goals.

2. You will then asked to develop a bibliography (installment I; seminar 1) and write a proposal (installment II; seminar 2 and 3), to be executed and reworked/expanded into an interim draft (installment III; seminar 4 and 5), which will be further developed into a final draft reporting on the completed project (installment IV; seminar 6).

本授業の該当ラーニングゴール Learning Goals


LG1 Critical Thinking
LG2 Diversity Awareness
LG3 Ethical Decision Making
LG4 Effective Communication
LG7 International Perspectives (BA)

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes

1. To become familiar with theories, methods, and findings in the fields of SLA and bilingualism;
2. To develop your ability to read research reports about SLA and bilingualism topics meaningfully;
3. To support you through the process of deepening and transforming your understanding of the course materials into a research project product that is connected to your professional career goals;
4. To support you through the process of conducting and reporting on a research project that explores an SLA topic of your choice.

SDGsとの関連性 Relevance to Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4 質の高い教育をみんなに(Quality Education)

教育手法 Teaching Method

教育手法 Teaching Method % of Course Time
インプット型 Traditional 80 %
参加者中心型 Participant-Centered Learning ケースメソッド Case Method 20 %
フィールドメソッド Field Method 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

学習方法、レポート、課題に対するフィードバック方法 Course Approach, Report, Feedback methods

The course will be conducted via informal lectures by the instructor, individual student presentations of their work in progress and of readings, and via active group discussion of topics in pairs and groups. I expect from seminar participants that they make every effort to contribute meaningfully to planned and spontaneous discussions and that they consciously create and exploit opportunities for personally relevant learning. I will provide feedback on every task.

For communication as a class beyond class time, we will use Google classroom website.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


Class 1: Introductions: Seminar participants, syllabus, assignments & expectations

Class 2: Introduction/ Foundations of SLA (Saville-Troike Chapter 1 & 2)


Class 3: Theories of SLA (Saville-Troike Ch. 4)

Class 4: Individual Differences (Saville-Troike Ch. 4 & 5)


Class 5: Finding recourses for your research (e.g., library)

Class 6: Prospective peek of topics for the course in search for possible thesis topics


Class 7-8: Defining your thesis


Class 9: Plagiarism/Research ethics

Class 10: Academic writing style/paraphrase/summary


Class 11-12: Finding research questions


Class 13-14: Presenting your initial ideas for a possible project

成績評価方法 Evaluation Criteria

講師用内規準拠 Method of Assessment Weights
予習レポート Preparation Report 25 %
コールドコール Cold Call 0 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 30 %
ケース試験 Case Exam 0 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 0 %
シミュレーション成績 Simulation 0 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 20 %
最終レポート Final Report 25 %
期末試験 Final Exam 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

Preparation report (assignments): 25%
Class contribution (participation): 30%
Quiz (oral presentation): 20%
Final Report (bibliography): 25%

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases


教科書 Textbook

  • Muriel Saville-Troike and Karen Barto「Introducing Second Language Acquisition (THIRD Edition)」Cambridge University Press(2018)9781316603925
  • Janine Carlock, Maeve Eberhardt, Jaime Horst, Peter Kolenich「The International Student's Guide to Writing a Research Paper」University of Michigan Press(2017)978-0-472-03643-1

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

All additional materials will be uploaded to Google classroom.

Some recent books and collections on SLA (optional):

Ellis, R. (2015). Understanding second language acquisition (2nd Edition). Oxford University Press.
Gass, S. M., Behney, J., & Plonsky, L. (2020). Second language acquisition: An introductory course (5th edition). Routledge.
Gass, S. M., & Mackey, A. (2013). The Routledge handbook of second language acquisition. Routledge.
Lightbown, P., & Spada, N. (2013). How languages are learned (4th Edition). Oxford University Press.
Mackey, A., & Gass, S. M. (2011). Research methods in second language acquisition: A practical guide. Wiley-Blackwell.
Mackey, A., & Gass, S. M. (2015). Second language research: Methodology and design (2nd edition). Routledge.
Ortega, L. (2014). Understanding second language acquisition. Routledge.
VanPatten, B., Keating, G. D., & Wulff, S. (2020). Theories in second language acquisition: An Introduction. Routledge.

Detailed compilation of APA info: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html

You should consult specialized research journals and bilingualism and SLA references early in the process of developing your thesis. Main journals that publish SLA research, in alphabetical order:

Language Learning
Modern Language Journal
Second Language Research
Studies in Second Language Acquisition
And also:
Applied Linguistics
Canadian Modern Language Review
International Journal of Applied Linguistics
International Review of Applied Linguistics
Language Learning & Technology
Language Teaching Research
TESOL Quarterly

You can also find research articles published in Japanese context: https://jalt-publications.org/jj/archive

授業調査に対するコメント Comment on Course Evaluation


担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 

Jongbong Lee is an assistant professor in the faculty of international studies at NUCB. Before coming to NUCB, he taught English and Korean in various locations in Korea and the U.S. His main area of research interest is second language writing, particularly the interface between the fields of second language writing and second language acquisition. Much of his current work focuses on the effects of genre and tasks on linguistic features in second language learners’ writing. He conducts research on other issues in eye-tracking, language socialization, interactional feedback, and language assessment. His publications have appeared in the journals such as Cognition as well as a variety of edited collections with top presses.

Refereed Articles

  • (2021) Attention to form and meaning revisited: Insights from eye tracking. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 0272-2631
  • (2021) Using corpus analysis to extend experimental research: Genre effects in L2 writing. System 0346-251X
  • (2021) Methodological synthesis of cluster analysis in second language research. Language Learning 71(1): 0023-8333
  • (2021) ESL learners’ writing as a window onto discourse competence. Porta Linguarum 35 1697-7467
  • (2020) Second language users exhibit shallow morphological processing. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 42(5): 0272-2631

Refereed Proceedings

  • (2018). The reality of hierarchical morphological structure in multimorphemic words. Proceedings of Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing 2018 .Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing 2018. 2. 3. Berlin, Germany