Language Acquisition

Language Acquisition

Balancing the Use of L1 and L2 to Provide Optimal CI

In this video, we'll be discussing how to balance L1 and L2 in the language classroom.

The Importance of Repetition in Comprehensible Input

In this video, I’ll be exploring the importance of repetition in teaching a language with comprehensible input. As language teachers, we all know the struggle of trying to make new concepts stick in our students' brains.

Knowledge vs Instinct— the tale of two brains.

I know that instinct and knowledge aren't the scientific terms for these two aspects of the brain. Bill VanPatten calls them implicit and explicit, but I think those terms, though scientifically correct, muddle the waters a bit and aren't as clear.

First thoughts on Pimsleur Method--Eastern Arabic

After having read the posts on the list about the Pimsleur Method, I decided to retry this methodology for learning a language. I had tried the Pimsleur tapes for Spanish and German when I was young, but never really followed through.