ERIC Number: ED425637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Second Language Acquisition: A First Introduction. ASLA Australian Studies in Language Acquisition No. 2.
This introduction to second language learning is intended to provide language teachers with basic information on relevant principles and processes. After an introductory chapter, the second chapter looks at traditional beliefs about language learning, including those concerning transfer of first-language knowledge to the second language, the role of practice in language skill development, language content taught, error correction, and relative emphasis on grammar and communicative competence. The third chapter focuses on interlanguage, the process of construction of the target language in the learner's mind, and the stages of interlanguage development. A transcript of utterances (appended) provides concrete examples. Chapter four reviews research on the teachability of language content at various stages of second language learning. The final chapter draws conclusions for classroom practice. Contains 8 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Australian National Languages and Literacy Inst., Deakin.
Identifiers - Location: Australia