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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre

In second language (L2) classrooms, one of the teachers’ frequent concerns is how to engage learners in classroom activities. The general assumption is that when learners are highly engaged in the classroom activities, it is likely to result in greater learning outcomes. However, despite being used quite frequently by L2 teachers and researchers in both teaching/learning practices and L2 research, what L2 learner engagement refers to, what subcomponents it entails, and how it is operationalised are still under discussion. In this talk, I will probe this construct by 1) discussing its theoretical, conceptual, and operationalisation issues in L2 research and 2) connecting it to classroom practices by providing teachers with some pedagogical research-informed implications.

This is part of the Second Language Education Group (SLEG) seminar series.

All seminars are free and will take place in person in Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

For other general queries contact Phung Dao:

Monday, 21 November, 2022 - 17:00 to 18:30
Event location: 
Room 1S3, Donald McIntyre Building,Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 8PQ

What we do

Cambridge Language Sciences is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. Our virtual network connects researchers from five schools across the university as well as other world-leading research institutions. Our aim is to strengthen research collaborations and knowledge transfer across disciplines in order to address large-scale multi-disciplinary research challenges relating to language research.