Work in progress
When I decided I wanted to start blog as a way of organising my own interests and research in SLA and Pedagogy, I realised that there were certain topics that I wanted to tackle first. I am very lucky to have been able to discuss my initial ideas with Dr Michael Lynch.
Over the next couple months I hope to at least begin to cover the first three topics, but as usual I would love to know which ones do you think are most relevant to MFL teachers? Perhaps you would like to write one of those?
- Critical Period Hypothesis.
- The importance of Errors. What do they teach us? How best to approach them?
- Feedback and Recast
- Benefits of Reading in MFL
- Importance of Reflective Practise for yourself and your pupils.
- Transfer between L1 and L2 . How can we use it to our advantage?
- Teaching Vocabulary
- Teaching Grammar
- Teacher Cognition and the Importance of Prior Knowledge
- SLA theories that have shaped the Teaching of Modern Languages
- What we can learn from ESOL Pedagogy