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3,000-word essay / project (100%)Essay title: Discuss common problems learning English ________ (choose oneaspect of SLA, e.g. vocabulary or pronunciation, etc.) among________(choose the nationality)
3,000-word essay / project (100%)
Essay title: Discuss common problems learning English ________ (choose one
aspect of SLA, e.g. vocabulary or pronunciation, etc.) among
________(choose the nationality) learners of English, and outline
For this assignment you will write an essay based on a small-scale project.
• You will chose one aspect of language acquisition (e.g. vocabulary, collocations,
idioms, language functions, phonology, or morphosyntax) and review the literature
to identify the aspects of English that may prove problematic for L2 learners from
one linguistic background of your choice.
• You will interview one learner of English from a linguistic background of your
choice (e.g. Spanish learner of English or Chinese learner of English, etc.). This
may, for example, be a student from MSc in TESOL. You will record a 5-minute
interview with this English language learner and transcribe it. You will then look for
areas of difficulty in relation to your selected aspect of language acquisition. You
will compare your findings with the findings arising from the literature that you have
• Based on your literature review and your own findings, you will design one EFL
classroom activity and explain how it would help address the issues that you have
Essays should be 3,000 words long (+/- 10%). This includes in-text quotations but
excludes the essay question, bibliography, and appendices. It is the School policy that
essays over or under 10% should receive a 2-mark penalty reduction.
• Footnotes are not allowed.
• Please include a bibliography at the end of your essay.
• Please paste in the essay question / description at the beginning of your
• Please attach a cover page to this assignment. You can find a cover page
under the Assessment tab on MyAberdeen.
• The transcript of your interview and the EFL classroom task are to be placed in
Essay: Marking criteria
This essay will be assessed against the University Common Grading Scale (see