ERIC Number: ED338038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
On the Relevance of SLA Research to Classroom Language Learning.
Second language acquisition (SLA) research is examined in terms of what might be used in the planning, design, and implementation of language courses. A conception of language and the communicative use of language that is appropriate for formal language teaching and learning is discussed, and different conditions are described under which second and foreign languages are taught, especially in Southeast Asia. Important differences in the assumptions about language are examined, including assumptions of learning and language use that underlie SLA research and those that are appropriate for formal language teaching. General implications are discussed. A way is suggested in which applied linguists and teaching professionals concerned with course design for language learning might conduct their own formal and informal research into language acquisition. Contains 11 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Asia (Southeast)
Note: Paper presented at the Regional Language Centre Seminar (Singapore, April 22-26, 1991).