Big Ideas of SLA

In this section, I write about some of the big ideas about second language and foreign language learning that has come out of educational research and educational theory.

One of my concerns about education is the gap between educational research/theory on the one hand and educational practice on the other – both have much to learn from the other, but there is an awful lot that educational practice can gain from an understanding of theory and research, in particular WHY we should do certain thing. For example, why does student-student interaction support English language learning or why is explicit grammar instruction often ineffective?


One thought on “Big Ideas of SLA

    Understanding the CLT path – TESOLidarity said:
    June 13, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    […] Cornelius’s excellent “Big Ideas in SLA” series on his blog, […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s