Capstone Project Title
Valbuena, T. (2020). Comprehensible and Engaging: A Study of the Effects of Engaging Aural Input on Written Output in Second–language Acquisition
Modern World Language teachers are moving toward a more communicative approach to teaching. Because this style of teaching requires the students to receive the majority of language instruction in the foreign language, teachers have to be creative in order to maintain the students’ attention. This study takes a look at the research done on student engagement and second–language acquisition. The research on these two topics strongly suggests that student interest is a major factor in student engagement and that intense engagement during aural input is directly related to second–language acquisition. The curriculum created for this project uses Stephen Krashen’s updated input hypothesis as a foundation for the activities within the curricular unit. It is filled with dynamic and engaging lesson plans created in response to research surrounding second–language learning, engagement and acquisition and it includes a three-time recurring formative assessment that will help the students and instructor identify how much language output growth is happening throughout the unit. (158 words)
Valbuena, Tracey, "Comprehensible and Engaging: A Study of the Effects of Engaging Aural Input on Written Output in Second–Language Acquisition" (2020). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 539.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects