Emotional competence, bilingualism and foreign language acquisition
Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, Lodz universitet, Polen

The talk focused on the place of emotions in human competence and processes which can be identified at the interface of two languages when emotions are experienced and expressed.

The primary goal of the talk was to present the place and function of emotions in a given culture and to discuss possibilities for non-native speakers of L2 to effectively raise emotional awareness in L2 didactic contexts. The relevance of Schmidt’s Noticing Hypothesis (1990) is emphasized in this context especially as the scope and use of L2 emotion concepts require of the learner a conscious apprehension and awareness of L2 input. The place and position of L1 and L2 materials generated from monolingual and parallel language corpora in enhancement of emotional awareness in FL classroom are exemplified and discussed. 

Högre seminariet, Institutionen för språkdidaktik
Tisdag 14 maj 2013