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ERIC Number: EJ995501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1083-5415
Engaging the Whole Learner: A Recipe for Success
Maletz, Sophia
Learning Languages, v16 n1 p21-23 Fall 2010
After a teaching experience with the children of Ecuador with so little support, the author has come to greatly appreciate what is available for teachers in the states. Sometimes the best encouragement for a new teacher of FLES is a success story straight from the classroom. In this article, the author shares a few of the tools she has picked up along the way for teaching a second language. She has structured her Spanish classes on the second language research conducted by Stephen Krashen (1982) and Tracy Terrell (1983). She has learned that children learn a new language best when messages are repeatedly given to them in a manner that they can understand. These messages are called comprehensible input. The challenge in foreign language instruction is to develop comprehensible input in the target language so that concepts and vocabulary are "cemented" in children's memories.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ecuador; United States