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Second Language Acquisition Myths

Applying Second Language Research to Classroom Teaching

Steven Brown (author) Jenifer Larson-Hall (author)

ISBN: 9780472034987

Publication Date: Mar 2012

Format: Paperback

This volume was conceived as a first book in SLA for advanced undergraduate or introductory master's courses that include education majors, foreign language education majors, and English majors. Both the research and pedagogy in this book are based on the newest research in the field of second language acquisition.
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This volume was conceived as a first book in SLA for advanced undergraduate or introductory masters courses that include education majors, foreign language education majors, and English majors. It's also an excellent resource for practicing teachers.

Both the research and pedagogy in this book are based on the newest research in the field of second language acquisition.It is not the goal of this book to address every SLA theory or teach research methodology. It does however address the myths and questions that non-specialist teacher candidates have about language learning.

Steven Brown is the co-author of the introductory applied linguistics textbook Understanding Language Structure, Interaction, and Variation>textbook (and workbook).

The myths challenged in this book are:

  • Children learn languages quickly and easily while adults are ineffective in comparison.
  • You can acquire a language simply through listening or reading.
  • Practice makes perfect.
  • Language students learn (and retain) what they are taught.
  • Language learners always benefit from correction.
  • Individual differences are a major, perhaps the major, factor in SLA.
  • Language acquisition is the individual acquisition of grammar.
Pages 208
Date Published 30 Mar 2012
Publisher Michigan ELT
Subject/s ELT: learning material & coursework   Teaching of students with English as a second language (TESOL)  

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