Content-based Instruction in L2 Learning

Content-based instruction in second language learning refers to the employment of carefully selected themes or materials to teach a second language. If you think your students are bored with second language learning, you can implement content-based instruction to give them more motivation in second language acquisition. What is content-based instruction? Content-based instruction or CBI centralizes … Read more

Systematicity vs. Variability in Language Learning

Systematicity in language learning A substantial part of the SLA research community has concentrated on documenting and trying to understand the discovery that language learning is highly systematic. A defining moment for the field was in the late 70s / early 80s when it became evident that L2 learners follow a fairly rigid developmental route, in the same way … Read more

Processability Theory in Second Language Acquisition – Best Tips

Processability Theory in second Language Acquisition with simple explanations for language teachers, educators and second language researchers. Processability Theory During the 1980s, an attempt was made to create a broader-based sequence of development, first called the ‘multidimensional model’, later the ‘processability model’, which believed that the explanation for sequences must lie in the expanding capacity … Read more

Polyglot GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Polyglot GRE Vocabulary Flashcard /ˈpɒl.ɪ.glɒt/ (adj & noun) Definition a multilingual person speaking several languages, bilingual, trilingual, multilingual Example Polyglot doesn’t have a formal definition with a set criteria for how many languages you need to know to qualify as one. However, general agreement on how to become a polyglot among linguists and language learners … Read more

Steps to Keep Your Mind Sharp – Reading Practice

Improve your reading and listening comprehension with selected text and a video podcast together with illustrated flashcards on how to keep your brain sharp Research has shown that there are many ways you can hone your mental sharpness and help your brain stay healthy, no matter what age you are. Doing certain brain exercises to … Read more

Child Language Acquisition | TESL Issues

Child Language Acquisition Child Language Acquisition Cromer concludes that experience stimulates language organisational processes and that these affect other linguistic structures that are internally related. The children appeared to be building their own grammars in their own way, without direct positive or negative evidence as to what was right or wrong. Children are creative, selective … Read more

Second Language Acquisition | TESL Issues

Second Language Acquisition (SLA) Second Language Acquisition (SLA) An abbreviation for Second Language Acquisition. Second Language Acquisition is the common term used for the name of the discipline. In general, SLA refers to the process of learning another language after the native language has been learnt (Gass & Selinker, 2008). Sometimes the term refers to … Read more

English Presentation | Flipped Classroom

English Presentation | Flipped Classroom English Presentation | Flipped Classroom How to Give a Significant Presentation Handout Provided by the Lecturer Examine the archive of LELB Students’ Lectures in English. LELB on Aparat and YouTube Topic: Flipped Learning LELB Lecturer: Dr. Hariri

Sensitive Period Hypothesis | TESL Issues

Sensitive Period Hypothesis Sensitive Period Hypothesis in comparison to Critical Period Hypothesis The review showed variation in studies and findings with regard to the age groups considered, nature of the pronunciation tests, and length and type of exposure to the second language. One conclusion drawn is that cerebral lateralization is likely to be irrelevant to … Read more

Construct Validity | TESL Issues

Construct Validity Construct Validity In this type of validity, it is attempted to test psychologically real constructs that have an independent existence in the test taker, and that the test scores represent the degree of presence or absence of this very real property. In this response, Cronbach and Meehl (1955) state: This type of validity … Read more