How to teach language last lecture

How to teach language last lecture - Dr. Swathi Vanniarajan...

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Dr. Swathi Vanniarajan LLD 108: Introduction to Second Language Development 1. Should we provide e1rror correction in our teaching? In the early stages, fluency is more important than accuracy. Make corrections only when the meaning is not clear. There are two kinds of errors: systematic errors and random errors: only systematic errors are to be corrected. 2. Why should not we get it right from the beginning? Those who argue that we should get it from the beginning contend that it is possible that errors can fossilize in learners. Those who argue against it claim that emphasis on accuracy can result in temporary increase in accuracy but the stage appropriate behavior will take over. In my opinion, focusing on form and accuracy do not give students sufficient opportunity to develop communicative abilities in a second language and it can prevent students from taking chances. 3. Learners must be encouraged to say what they mean, and mean what they say Reasons: Learners must be encouraged to produce comprehensible output. Learners must be encouraged to negotiate for meaning, i.e., they should engage in meaningful
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How to teach language last lecture - Dr. Swathi Vanniarajan...

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