Answer 3 questions about language learning and teaching

1) Compare the vocabulary used by student 7B from the ULP studentsa database with the vocabulary used by native speaker 117. You can use Vocabprofile (based on Nationas Range programme) to analyse the data. This programme will tell you what frequency layer the words in the stories belong to, and how many words there are for each frequency level. This programme is freely available on the following website. See: .
Please note you have to take out codes such as (*117:) or xxx and proper names beforehand! (300 words , no references)

2)What is the best age to learn a foreign language? (200 words no references)

3)Should studentsa first language be avoided in the classroom? Discuss and evaluate (1000 words with reference)


V. Cook, chapter 3. Section 3.2
Additional reading:
Nation, Paul (2001) Learning vocabulary in another language.

V. Cook chapter 8
Additional reading:
DA¶rnyei and CsizA©r (2002) on motivation
Bialystok (1997)
De Keyser (2000),

V. Cook chapter 10.
Additional reading
Mitchell and Myles (2004), chapter 6: Input and interaction in second language learning