While traditional views of second language acquisition (SLA) typically acknowledge a role for the contexts in which language learning occurs, contexts and learners are nonetheless treated as separate entities within a one−directional relationship, in which the external (i.e., contexts) acts upon the internal (i.e., learner characteristics) (Mercer, 2015, 2016; Ushioda, … Continue reading →
Duolingo invites research teams to participate in the first SLA Modeling (SLAM) Shared Task, in conjunction with the 13th BEA Workshop and the NAACL-HLT 2018 conference. You can access the detailed task description at: http://sharedtask.duolingo.com . The goal of this task is to predict future mistakes that learners of English, Spanish, and … Continue reading →
The faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies at the University of Bremen, Germany, is pleased to announce that it will host a summer school on Learner Corpus Research in August 2018, organised under the aegis of the Learner Corpus Association. The aim of the event is to introduce researchers into … Continue reading →
Foreign Language Education in the 21st Century
Jürgen Kurtz — I am a scientist who is interested in the theory and practice of foreign and/or second language learning and teaching. Within this thematic context, my blog focuses on a diverse range of issues and pressing questions, especially: approache
Learner Corpora Made Easy
This site provides easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions for busy teachers who are interested in creating learner corpora, but don’t know where to begin.