SLA Encyclopedia

You and your classmates will create an encyclopedia of Second Language Acquisition theories. Hopefully this encyclopedia will become a helpful resource for you to study for the master’s comprehensive exam and the ESOL ORELA exam in the future.

You should have received an email invitation to join the wiki I created for the SLA Encyclopedia (on Wikispaces). Follow the instructions on the email to become a member of the wiki.

Each encyclopedia entry should be 1-2 paragraphs long. You will find a lot of the information you need in your textbooks, but you should also use at least one additional article from the professional literature. Make sure you use your own words. Cite your sources.

Two people will be assigned to work on each topic, and each person will be responsible for two topics. (Please see the chart below -- your name is listed twice). Please post your entries to the encyclopedia by May 12. Then, read what your partner has written and add any comments you feel are necessary by the following week (May 19).

When you open the encyclopedia on Wikispaces, you will see a chart that represents the topics in our encyclopedia.

--Click on each of the links that you are responsible for (find your name below)
--When you are ready to post your entry, click on "edit."
--Add your text.
--When you finish typing, click "save" and your entry will be posted to our encyclopedia!


Historical Method
Explanation of Main Features
Critique
Grammar Translation
Clarke, Holly A.
Rivera, Jasmin
Audio-Lingual Method (ALM)
Daniels, Kim E.
VanderPlaat, Megan S.
Total Physical Response (TPR)
(James Asher)
Erniwati, .
Sires-Naish, Janelle M.


Current Method
Explanation of Main Features
Critique
Communicative Language Teaching
Finlay, Cynthia R.
Senff, Joy R.
Task-based Learning
Flyer, Rachel S.
Seifert, Maureen J.
Content-based Instruction
Foltz, Anne Marie
Pye, Wendy B.


Theory
Definition
Critique/Classroom Implications
Acquisition vs. Learning (Stephen Krashen)
Garcia, Robert L.
Maguire, Jason J.
Input Hypothesis (Stephen Krashen)
Green, Amy J.
Luo, Fanghong
Affective Filter Hypothesis (Stephen Krashen)
Greenbaum, Laura A.
Louthan, Stephen R.
Natural Order Hypothesis (Stephen Krashen)
Hayden, Angela R.
Lehman, Anna E.
Monitor Hypothesis (Stephen Krashen)
Hindal, Allyson N.
Kilfoil, Natasha M.
Output Hypothesis (Merrill Swain)
Kilfoil, Natasha M.
Lee, Pei Shan
Interactional Hypothesis (Michael Long)
Lee, Pei Shan
Hindal, Allyson N.
Separate Underlying Proficiency (SUP) vs. Common Underlying Proficiency (CUP) (Jim Cummins)
Lehman, Anna E.
Hayden, Angela R.
Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS) vs. Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP) (Jim Cummins)
Louthan, Stephen R.
Greenbaum, Laura A.
Grammatical Competence (Michael Canale & Merrill Swain)
Luo, Fanghong
Green, Amy J.
Sociolinguistic Competence (Michael Canale & Merrill Swain)
Maguire, Jason J.
Garcia, Robert L.
Discourse Competence (Michael Canale & Merrill Swain)
Pye, Wendy B.
Foltz, Anne Marie
Strategic Competence (Michael Canale & Merrill Swain)
Seifert, Maureen J.
Flyer, Rachel S.
Acculturation Model (John Schumann)
Senff, Joy R.
Finlay, Cynthia R.
Word Recognition vs. Sociopsycholinguistic Views of Reading (Bottom-up Processes vs. Meaning-centered Processes) (Goodman, Freeman & Freeman)
Sires-Naish, Janelle M.
Erniwati, .
Sociocultural Theory applied to Language Development (Swain & Deters, Lantolf)
VanderPlaat, Megan S.
Daniels, Kim E.
Immigrant vs. Involuntary Minorities (Ogbu)
Rivera, Jasmin
Clarke, Holly A.