Improving Language Teaching (Part 1)

LectureIn case the Moodle download is not working, here is the PDF for my lecture on Improving Language Teaching.

Summary. To promote meaningful language learning, we can (1) encourage natural interactions that focus on real messages; we can (2) create real life situations that require meaningful communication, (i.e., communicative language learning); we can (3) observe these interactions and situations in order to increase meaningfulness, and we can (4) understand the nature of mistakes and feedback in order to improve meaningful communication.

Language of Learners (Part 2)

LanguageOfLearnersIn case the Moodle download is not working, here is the PDF for my lecture Language of Learners (Part 2).

Summary: For making good sense, we need words. But as the previous quotes and anecdotes show, we also need more than words. We need to make good sociolinguistic and pragmatic sense. We need to make good phonological sense, and we need to to make good lexical and grammatical sense.