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ERIC Number: EJ912917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1578-7044
Practice for Second Language Learning: Don't Throw out the Baby with the Bathwater
DeKeyser, Robert
International Journal of English Studies, v10 n1 p155-165 2010
After presenting some of the main arguments against certain narrow concepts of second language practice, this article argues that a broader concept of practice, still focused on form or even forms, but with due attention to form-meaning links and with appropriate sequencing of activities to ensure declarative knowledge first, followed by its proceduralization and (at least partial) automatization, is as relevant as ever. A brief overview is given of the range of activities that fall within this concept, and recommendations are made for adaptation to students' individual and group differences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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