So You Say?


ACTFL invites educators to air their views on topics we will cover in our So You Say feature in each issue of The Language Educator.

Each issue of The Language Educator will include a So You Say feature, an area where our readers offer their opinions on topics relevant to language education. The Editor will select representative statements and they will be published in the magazine. Submit today!

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    RE: What is Comprehensible Input really?

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    Eric, You bring up very important points and research. You are also right that it is not a matter of which methodology to implement, rather understanding how language learners learn. The one thing I feel is missing in the conversation is the degree...

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    RE: Why thematic units? Why authentic resources?...

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    I would like to thank Luann Smith for her private e-mail to me explaining her passion and successes. Since it was private I do not consider myself free to reveal its contents or discuss it, but I do wish to thank Ms Smith publicly for sending it. It...

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    RE: What is Comprehensible Input really?

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    Sorry. I don't know why there was a huge space between the link and the quote from the article. Here's that quote again, this time at the top of the comment ;) "The argument is based on cognitive psychology, more particularly the role of attention,...

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    RE: What is Comprehensible Input really?

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    We can start to think of ways to provide more input that is comprehended if we better understand possible causes of comprehension problems. This list comes from VanPatten's "language is complex" argument: •lexicon - words & meanings •phonology...

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    RE: Why thematic units? Why authentic resources?...

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    I have benefitted a lot from this thread. Before I started this conversation, I was not clear on the differences between theme and topic. I have reflected on how some comments made in the thread (mine included) may have been off-putting to some....

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