Summer Institute
Workshop:English Language Learner Identity
Presented by: David Patent
Location: IT116
Time: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:00-2:00pm
Max number of participants: 25

The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the identities of English language learners and how they affect students' acquisition of the language. The presentation will open with an immersion lesson in a foreign language (Hungarian) in order to elicit participants' feelings about language learning. The presenter will go on to discuss theories of identity in language learning, with particular attention to the construct of 'investment' as an alternative to the widely accepted construct of 'motivation' in language learning. Finally, the presenter will discuss some challenges of being an English language learner in the specific context.




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