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On Being a Language TeacherA Personal and Practical Guide to Success$
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Norma Lopez-Burton and Denise Minor

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300186895

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300186895.001.0001

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History of Second Language Acquisition

History of Second Language Acquisition

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(p.97) 5 History of Second Language Acquisition
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On Being a Language Teacher
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Denise Minor

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300186895.003.0005

This chapter reviews research that has emerged since the 1960s, research that has led to the development of the most effective ways for teaching a second language. It focuses on the essential theories that hook together like the links of a chain: Universal Grammar, the mind’s Language Acquisition Device (LAD); Acquisition vs. Learning; Input +1; Whole Language; Output; interaction and communication; investment in the second language (L2); and motivation. The chapter also considers research focused on the role of grammar instruction in the second language classroom.

Keywords:   language teachers, teaching, pedagogical approach, second language, grammar instruction

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