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Goh, Christine C. M. – Language Teaching, 2017
This article is a personal view of the application of results from three areas of research that I believe are relevant to developing second language speaking in the classroom: task repetition, pre-task planning and communication strategies. I will discuss these three areas in terms of level of research application--where research is not applied…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Second Language Learning, Communication Strategies, Oral Language
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Larsen-Freeman, Diane – Language Teaching, 2017
In this "First Person Singular" essay, the author describes her education, teaching experience, and interest in understanding the learning of language. Anyone reading this essay will not be surprised to learn that the author's questions about language learning and optimal teaching methods were only met with further questions, and no…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Education
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Zhu, Yan; Shu, Dingfang – Language Teaching, 2017
As one of the two "educational special zones" in China, Shanghai is launching a new round of curriculum reforms centring on "lide shuren," viz. "fostering integrity and promoting rounded development of people" (Hu 2012). Apart from piloting a new plan for "Gaokao," the national college entrance examination…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries