SLA-VanPatten | What everyone should know about second language acquisition | Living Things |

1 What's in your head is not what you think is there

2 Practice is not what it's cracked up to be

3 Communication is distinct from mental representation

4 You cannot automatically blame the first language

5 Language acquisition isn't always about aptitude

6 Acquisition is just too complex to reduce to simple ideas - there are no shortcuts

Via Shona Whyte, Breffni O'Rourke