SemesterSpring Semester, 2021
DepartmentMA Program of English, First Year Ph.D. Program in TESOL, First Year MA Program of English, Second Year Ph.D. Program in TESOL, Second Year
Course NameTheories and Practices of Bilingualism/Multilingualism/Translingualism
InstructorLIU YI-CHUN
Course TypeElective
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Course Methodology Each week, students will be expected to: (a) review the week's learning objectives; (b) complete all assigned readings; (c) actively participate in the discussion (d) complete and submit assignments by due date

0% Reaction papers and Presentations (10 min.) Reaction papers should focus on issues raised in readings and class discussions. A response can involve reaction, commentary, critique, analysis, etc., and should run about 500 words in length. The organization includes a) a summary of a point/concept according to readings or discussions, b) reflection on or reaction to the point with supporting evidences and research facts. Students are required to conduct a ppt reaction presentation in English. Case study (8 pages; at least 5 references). This is a formal research project including the sections of introduction, literature review, research questions, method, and discussion. Students will conduct an exploratory case study, examining linguistic, cognitive, and social dimensions of bilingualism/multilingualism/translingualism or literacy development. To conduct this study successfully, students are required to review relevant literature and collect empirical data. At the end of the semester, students are required to present their case study resear

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Course Assignments:

Participation 10%

Reaction papers (x4) 40%

Case study 30%

Presentation (x5)

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