Center for Language Acquisition at the Pennsylvania State University

Lecture: Suzuki



Dr. Wataru Suzuki, Associate Professor in the Department of English Language Education at Miyagi University of Education, will present a lecture on March 3rd.

Abstract: 

My talk consists of three main parts. In the first part, I will describe two theories that oriented research on the role of languaging in second language (L2) learning: sociocultural theory and cognitive psychology. The second part gives an overview of previous research findings about the effect of languaging on L2 learning. I also briefly review research regarding the role played by languaging in learning non-L2 knowledge (e.g., biology, physics, and mathematics). In the last part, I will consider implications for theory and research and then discuss L2 pedagogy.

 

Bio: 

Wataru Suzuki is an Associate Professor in the Department of English Language Education at Miyagi University of Education in Sendai, Japan. He received his Ph.D. from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, Canada. His main areas of research interests include cognitive and sociocultural second language acquisition, particularly roles of input, interaction, and output in second language learning. He has published articles on these topics in Canadian Modern Language Review, Journal of Applied Linguistics, Language Awareness, Language Learning, System, TESOL Quarterly, and The Modern Language Journal. 



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