Aline Germain-Rutherford

Surdna Professor of Linguistics

 
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Courses

Course List: 

Courses offered in the past four years.
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FREN6528 - Methodology:Linguistics &Teach      

Fundamentals in Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching

The objective of this course is to provide an overview of fundamental concepts in Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching and to consolidate the knowledge of the terminology specific to these two disciplines. It is particularly recommended for students who will spend the year in Paris for their Master and who will attend courses in these two subject matters while in France. In linguistics we will study the basic concepts of the different levels of analysis of a language system (phonetics / phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics) as well as explore the main theoretical currents in linguistics and different approaches to the language and its uses (pragmatic, analysis of speech, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics). The second half of the course will provide an overview of the main theories in second language acquisition and a chronological perspective on teaching methodologies. Students will also work on seminal texts on language instruction, language assessment and the CEFR, intercultural competence and plurilingual approach. Class sessions are designed to be hands-on and interactive. Methodology

Summer 2016 Language Schools

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FREN6662 - Educational Tech &FSL Teaching      

Educational Technology and Second Language Teaching

This course aims at providing future and practising L2 instructors with a pedagogical foundation for the theory and practice of technology integration in second language learning and teaching. SLA theories and research findings will provide a framework to explore FL instruction and computer assisted learning (CALL) applications. Course topics include trends and issues of instructional technology use, instructional techniques, and standards and strategies for integrating technology into a variety of language learning settings. Based on an experiential project development approach, the course will offer students opportunities to critically assess existing CALL applications and to design learning materials based on current and relevant SLA research. Class sessions are designed to be hands-on and interactive.

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- To develop and assess learning frameworks which integrate uses of technology based on relevant principles and research in SLA and CALL.
- To analyze and assess the pedagogical values of technological tools and software frequently used in L2 learning and teaching
- To measure and use in a concrete project the potential of technological tools and web information sources for L2 Teaching and Learning. Pedagogy

Summer 2016 Language Schools

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FREN6900 - Research Paper      

Summer 2013

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LNGT0101 - Introduction to Linguistics      

Introduction to Linguistics
In this course we will discuss the major issues and findings in the study of human language within theories of modern linguistics. The main topics include the nature of human language as opposed to other communication systems; sound patterns (phonology); word-formation (morphology); sentence structure (syntax); meaning (semantics); language and the brain; language acquisition; geographical and social dialects; and historical development of language and language change. 3 hrs. lect./disc. SOC

Fall 2013

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LNGT0205 / EDST0205 - L2Acquisition & Ed. Tech.      

Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and Educational Technology
In this course we will study the relationship between second language acquisition (SLA) theory, foreign language (FL) instruction, and the use of educational technology. We will examine various aspects of first and second language learning/acquisition. SLA theories and research findings will then provide a framework to explore FL instruction and computer assisted learning (CALL) applications. Based on an experiential project development approach, this course will offer students opportunities to critically assess existing CALL applications and to design learning materials based on SLA current and relevant research. Class sessions are designed to be hands-on and interactive. (Not open to students who have taken LNGT/EDST 1004) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

Fall 2012, Winter 2015, Fall 2016

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LNGT0226 - Phonetics and Phonology      

The Sounds of Language: Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology
In this course we will study the description and analysis of speech: how the sounds of language are physiologically produced, acoustically represented, and psychologically perceived and categorized. Through acoustic and phonological analysis, students will develop the skills to distinguish and produce the sounds of the world’s languages, as well as explore the sound systems of different languages, in order to determine which patterns differ and which patterns are common to all. Students will hone their analytical and technical skills by solving phonological problem sets as well as by using computer software (Praat) to analyze the acoustics of speech. 3 hrs. lect./disc. SCI

Winter 2016

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LNGT0500 - Independent Work      

Independent Work
(Approval Required)

Winter 2013, Spring 2014

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