ERIC Number: ED420192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Effects of Instructional Strategies on Second Language Acquisition Processes.
Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, v13 n2 p51-60 Fall 1997
Research has demonstrated that second language learners benefit considerably from form-focused instruction within the context of a communicative language program. Thus, it is suggested that second language teachers should provide guided, form-based instruction in a meaningful context. Instructional strategies based on three dimensions of code-focused second language instruction (experiential-analytic, implicit-explicit, and intralingual-crosslingual) are discussed in this paper. The mode by which acquisition of "in-that-clause" constructions can be assisted by classroom instruction, as well as which instructional strategies would be most effective in promoting the learning of this feature, are explored. It is concluded that the explicit and analytic instructional strategies are effective for teaching syntactically and semantically peculiar "in-that-clause" constructions. (Contains 18 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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