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Getting Smarter through Language

Second Language L2 Learning Series

(Live Streams)

Type: Live stream

Date: Every Saturday from June 5 - August 28, 2021

Time: 4 p.m. ET | 1 pm. PT

Description: The main goal of the series is to explore research-based and anecdotal evidence of habits and behaviors that promote the learning and acquisition of a new or foreign language. Participants will be encouraged to use the chat feature to ask questions, share their experiences, and chat with other participants.

Use the dropdown list below for the descriptions, materials, and links in each session.

Materials and Links: Use the dropdown list below for materials for and links to individual sessions.

How to improve your second language (L2) learning experience

Type: Live stream

Date: Saturday, June 5

Time: 4 p.m. ET | 1 pm. PT

Description: A discussion of different situations that affect L2 learning, including personal situations that L2 learners should consider when taking on an L2.

Materials: None yet. Check back later.

Link to the event.

The “Right” Motivation in L2 Learning

Type: Live stream

Date: Saturday, June 12

Time: 4 p.m. ET | 1 pm. PT

Description: Learn how socio-affective motivations and practical motivations can affect your L2 learning positively and negatively. According to research data, what type of motivation is most conducive to L2 learning?

Materials: None yet. Check back later.

Link to the event.

Goal setting and follow through in L2 learning

Type: Live stream

Date: Saturday, June 19

Time: 4 p.m. ET | 1 pm. PT

Description: Learn how to evaluate your motivation and set L2 learning goals accordingly; how to evaluate your preconceived ideas about L2 learning; how to set realistic goals for L2 learning. Learn how you can create behaviors that will help you follow through with your goals.

Materials: None yet. Check back later.

Link to the event.

The best way to learn a second language: Pitfalls and myths

Type: Live stream

Date: Saturday, June 26

Time: 4 p.m. ET | 1 pm. PT

Description: Learn to which goals and influences to avoid so that you can stay on track with your L2 learning. Learn about myths surrounding L2 lerning and acquisition that can hold you back and even lead you to abandon your goals.

Materials: None yet. Check back later.

Link to the event.

Improving your listening skills in your L2

Type: Live stream

Date: Saturday, July 3

Time: 4 p.m. ET | 1 pm. PT

Description: Learn how you can improve your listening skills in your L2. Why is it difficult to understand native speakers? How can you keep progressing beyound textbook-level listening skills.

Materials: None yet. Check back later.

Link to the event.

Improving your pronunciation in your L2

Type: Live stream

Date: Saturday, July 10

Time: 4 p.m. ET | 1 pm. PT

Description: Should you try to sound like a native speaker? Learn how a basic understanding of phonetics can help your pronunciation. Learn techniques to improve your pronunciation and articulation.

Materials: None yet. Check back later.

Link to the event.

Improving your speaking skills in your L2

Type: Live stream

Date: Saturday, July 17

Time: 4 p.m. ET | 1 pm. PT

Description: Learn how you can improve your speaking skills whether or not you live in the country where your L2 is spoken. Learn pitfalls to avoid.

Materials: None yet. Check back later.

Link to the event.

Improving your vocabulary and reading skills in language learning.

Type: Live stream

Date: Saturday, July 24

Time: 4 p.m. ET | 1 pm. PT

Description: Learn good habits and techniques conducive to acquiring vocabulary and to improving your reading skills in your L2.

Materials: None yet. Check back later.

Link to the event.

Improving your grammar and writing in your L2

Type: Live stream

Date: Saturday, July 31

Time: 4 p.m. ET | 1 pm. PT

Description: Learn good habits and techniques conducive to improving grammar and writing in your L2.

Materials: None yet. Check back later.

Link to the event.

Type: Live stream

Date: Saturday, August 7

Time: 4 p.m. ET | 1 pm. PT

Description: Learn how to be a self-sufficient language learner by finding and creating your own language-learning resources and materials.

Materials: None yet. Check back later.

Link to the event.

Getting Stuck at the intermediate-level plateau and acquiring new perspectives on your L2 learning

Type: Live stream

Date: Saturday, August 14

Time: 4 p.m. ET | 1 pm. PT

Description: Is the so-called “intermediate-level plateau” in L2 learning real or a myth? Learn how you can avoid feeling “stuck” in your L2 learning. Learn how to re-assess your progress realistically so you do not feel demotivated. Learn how to adjust your L2 learning goals.

Materials: None yet. Check back later.

Link to the event.

Type: Live stream

Date: Saturday, June 5

Time: 4 p.m. ET | 1 pm. PT

Description: The content for this session will be released later. It will be based on the types of questions or needs that come up in the previous sessions.

Materials: None yet. Check back later.

Link to the event.

Type: Live stream

Date: Saturday, June 5

Time: 4 p.m. ET | 1 pm. PT

Description: The content for this session will be released later. It will be based on the types of questions or needs that come up in the previous sessions.

Materials: None yet. Check back later.

Link to the event.

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