Professional goal realized! Recently I submitted my first EVER article to a professional journal, The International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching (IJFLT). For those of you “in the know,” IJFLT is run by (and contributed to) by many of the same folks who find their way to iFLT (the International Foreign on Language Teaching) every year, which is basically the annual MotherShip convention for all things TCI (Teaching with Comprehensible Input). 59 more words
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Stephen Krashen’s Theory of Second Language Acquisition
Language acquisition does not require extensive use of conscious grammatical rules, and does not require tedious drill.
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Acquisition requires meaningful interaction in the target language – natural communication – in which speakers are concerned not with the form of their utterances but with the messages they are conveying and understanding.
In episode 29, Stacey continues the conversation with Joe Barcroft, a professor and researcher specializing in vocabulary acquisition. His articles appear in journals such as Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Language Learning, The Modern Language Journal, Foreign Language Annals, and others. 160 more words