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TESOL academic on YouTube

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Videos of lectures on topics in second language acquisition by specialists such as Spada, (Penny)Cook, Nunan ...


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, September 2, 2013 5:30 AM

Very nice to have this resource available via YouTube, which will enhance usability and hopefully attract more viewers to an excellent source of information.

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The power of noticing in second language acquisition

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Shona Whyte:

"What is attention, and what role does it play in foreign language learning? That’s the question that this little language note will explore," says Gavin, graduate students in a language-related field at the University of Hawai'i.  

 

After reviewing some of the research on noticing in second language acquisition (Schmidt) and examining four key ideas, he concludes:

"Learning another language exercises our attention brain muscles. And learning to achieve a higher quality of attention in our daily life through daily language exercise can’t be a bad thing…right?"

 

Interesting as an argument to encourage language learners, but also for information about the key concept of noticing (which I have written about here http://bit.ly/pSSoVt).

 

More language notes of this type, plus more academic resources on Gavin's Leaky Grammar blog.

 


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