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SLA invited lecture: Yuichi Suzuki

SLA invited lecture: Yuichi Suzuki

SLA invited lecture: Yuichi Suzuki

College of Arts and Humanities | School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures | Second Language Acquisition Thursday, October 15, 2020 5:00 pm-7:30 pm Online

Yuichi Suzuki is Associate Professor at Kanagawa University. He received his PhD (SLA) from the University of Maryland College Park in 2015. His research interests concern cognitive aspects of SLA and has been published in international journals such as Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Language Learning, Bilingualisms: Language and Cognition, Language Teaching Research, and Applied Psycholinguistics. He recently received the Valdman’s Award from SSLA (2017) and the first IRIS Replication Award (2018). He recently coedited with Tatsuya Nakata and Robert DeKeyser the special issue of Modern Language Journal “Optimizing Second Language Practice in the Classroom” (2019).

When you learn a second language (L2), repetition plays a critical role in the development of L2 skills and knowledge that can be used automatically. The roles of systematic and deliberate “repeated practice” in L2 skill developments have been examined in a strand of instructed SLA (e.g., DeKeyser, 2007). In this talk, I will present recent advancement of research on L2 practice informed by cognitive psychology (Suzuki, Nakata & DeKeyser, 2019). Several key empirical studies are also highlighted that elucidated the effects of spaced repetition and interleaved repetition. Furthermore, I will demonstrate how the development of automatized (“procedural” as opposed to “declarative”) knowledge and skills can be captured in receptive and productive tests. In conclusion, I present several directions for future research on optimizing L2 practice.

Ellis, N. C. & Wulff, S. (2019). Cognitive approaches to L2 acquisition. In John W. Schwieter & Alessandro Benati​ (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Language Learning (pp. 41-61). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Add to Calendar 10/15/20 5:00 PM 10/15/20 7:30 PM America/New_York SLA invited lecture: Yuichi Suzuki

Yuichi Suzuki is Associate Professor at Kanagawa University. He received his PhD (SLA) from the University of Maryland College Park in 2015. His research interests concern cognitive aspects of SLA and has been published in international journals such as Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Language Learning, Bilingualisms: Language and Cognition, Language Teaching Research, and Applied Psycholinguistics. He recently received the Valdman’s Award from SSLA (2017) and the first IRIS Replication Award (2018). He recently coedited with Tatsuya Nakata and Robert DeKeyser the special issue of Modern Language Journal “Optimizing Second Language Practice in the Classroom” (2019).

When you learn a second language (L2), repetition plays a critical role in the development of L2 skills and knowledge that can be used automatically. The roles of systematic and deliberate “repeated practice” in L2 skill developments have been examined in a strand of instructed SLA (e.g., DeKeyser, 2007). In this talk, I will present recent advancement of research on L2 practice informed by cognitive psychology (Suzuki, Nakata & DeKeyser, 2019). Several key empirical studies are also highlighted that elucidated the effects of spaced repetition and interleaved repetition. Furthermore, I will demonstrate how the development of automatized (“procedural” as opposed to “declarative”) knowledge and skills can be captured in receptive and productive tests. In conclusion, I present several directions for future research on optimizing L2 practice.

Ellis, N. C. & Wulff, S. (2019). Cognitive approaches to L2 acquisition. In John W. Schwieter & Alessandro Benati​ (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Language Learning (pp. 41-61). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.