Second Language Acquisition (ENG 504)
Assignment No. 2
Total Marks: 20
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Q1. Describe the Socio-cultural perspective on Second Language Learning in the light of the Sociocultural theory. Suppose you are teaching compulsory English in a secondary school classroom. Describe how would you apply Sociocultural theory in this classroom? Explain with real classroom setting examples. 10 Marks
Q2. Scaffolding is a tool of learning which is very helpful in second language classrooms. It is a process of supportive dialogue that directs the learners through successive steps of a problem and enables them to achieve higher linguistic performance that was originally beyond them. Describe how can scaffolding be used effectively in a primary English classroom. Elaborate your answer with classroom examples. 10 Marks
Total Marks 5
Starting Date Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Closing Date Thursday, January 16, 2020
Question Title Graded Discussion Board
Graded Discussion Board for Second Language Acquisition (ENG504) will open from 15-01-2020 to 16-01-2020.
The topics for the GDB are:
Q1. Within sociocultural theory, and particularly from a Vygotskian perspective, private speech refers to speech-for-the-self, as opposed to social speech. This private speech in classic Piadgetian theory is seen as an evidence of children’s egocentrism, whereas socio cultural theory interprets it as an evidence of children’s growing ability to regulate their own behavior. Which of these opinions would you favor and why?
Q2. Social media (YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) is affecting language learners a lot these days especially the college students. Do you think that social media is affecting the language learners positively or negatively? Give your opinion within a paragraph of 150-200 words.
Write your own views about any ONE of the given topics. Your comments should NOT exceed 150-200 words.
Read the following instructions carefully before posting your comments:GDB carries 2% weightage in your final assessment. Your comments should be clear, concise, and relevant to the topic. Creative and original ideas written in correct English will be highly appreciated. Any queries related to Graded Discussion Board (GDB) will not be entertained on the regular MDB. For questions or queries related to the topic, you may send email to [email protected] Do not send your comments via e-mail or regular MDB. The comments posted on the regular MDB will not be graded. Do not post your comments twice. No marks will be awarded for plagiarism.
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