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Empowering the Language Learner | Diane Larsen-Freeman

The New School for Public Engagement is a division of The New School, a university in New York City offering distinguished degree, certificate, and continuin...
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A 2011 talk by Diane Larsen-Freeman, keynote speaker at WorldCALL 2013 in Glasgow.

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Empowering the Language Learner | Diane Larsen-Freeman

"Using a combination of lecture and experiential exercises, ESL education specialist Diane Larsen-Freeman traces the evolution of language teaching methods over the past 60 years, discussing how each evolutionary phase has contributed to a more "whole-person" view of language learners. Larsen-Freeman suggests that when educators treat language as a closed, static system, they create a critical barrier to student empowerment. When language is instead seen as the complex, dynamic system, teachers are able to help their students transform their linguistic world, not merely conform to it. Larsen-Freeman illustrates how this shift in understanding has implications for what and how teachers teach."

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One of the big names in both second language research and teaching methodology, Diane Larsen-Freeman on the implications of CDS theory for language learners.

 

See also this Language Teaching article drawn from a recent plenary (if you have access)

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8498799

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