Spring 2018


Capstone Project

Degree Name



Susan Manikowski

Content Expert

LeeAnne Godfrey


The research question investigated in this project was, in what ways can teachers enhance language input for L2 students in classroom-based language acquisition? Generally, students do not get sufficient exposure to the target language in the average classroom setting. This project explores the role of input/exposure on language acquisition and success. The research in this capstone provides evidence for the importance of strong language input as well as other factors that attribute to language acquisition. By closely analyzing the studies completed in the classroom, a clear connection was found between language input and interaction. The curriculum created for this project supports the need for students to continue their exposure and interaction with the language beyond the classroom. The curriculum includes controlled resources in the target language as well as other resources for students and teachers. It is based on the project based learning theory and has a strong focus on both cultural identity and language capability.

Project Type



Curriculum, ESL/ ELLs, Foreign Language

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