English Teaching professional blog from Chiara Bruzzano
Taking stock and looking ahead
SLA: how can it support teachers of non-language subjects?
Can simple second language acquisition (SLA) concepts be used to support teaching in subjects other than languages? And if so, should we encourage their use and why? Chiara recently used her SLA expertise to work with teachers of non-language subjects with success, much to her surprise. Read on to find out more.
Let’s look at some common misconceptions in language teaching!
Who’s heard people say ‘students need a textbook to learn’, ‘native speakers teachers should teach pronunciation’ or perhaps ‘encourage your learners to think in the L2’? Too often such misconceptions like these can quickly be set in stone, but how should we really respond to them? We look at the way such myths can be dealt with to see.