All language learning takes place in interaction. In the classroom, learners must interact with one another and with their teachers.
In this seminar, we will explore different aspects of learner-learner and learner-teacher interaction in order to understand the challenges that second language interaction presents and the opportunities for language learning that it offers.

We will discuss and analyse issues such as
• Teacher support of student interaction
• Teacher feedback on learner language
• Learner responses to opportunities to speak and corrective feedback
• Language choices made by learners in interaction with one another or with the teacher

Participants will be introduced to ways of analysing data as part of the seminar.

This lecture provides an introduction to the teaching and learning of English in primary schools. Students will be given an overview of theories of early second language acquisition, methods and approaches to early foreign language teaching and the assessment of young learners.