Focusing on Form in Language Instruction

by Wynne Wong,

Series: The Routledge E-Modules on Contemporary Language Teaching

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ISBNs
  • 9780367099794
  • 9781317394471
  • 9781317394464

This module on focusing on form in language instruction provides novice and experienced instructors with pedagogical techniques to help second language learners acquire formal elements of an L2. Taking the position that the development of a linguistic representation requires input, the pedagogical interventions presented in this module – textual enhancement, structured input, and dictogloss – all work with meaning-bearing input in some way. These techniques aim to increase the likelihood that learners focus on aspects of language useful or necessary for building mental representation. The module also discusses how explicit information may play a supporting role in helping learners process input.

Please visit the series companion website for more information: http://routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/9781315679594/

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780367099794
  • 9781317394471
  • 9781317394464

About The Author

Wynne Wong is Associate Professor of French and Second Language Acquisition in the Department of French and Italian at The Ohio State University.

Daphnée Simard is Professor in the Department of Linguistics at The University of Quebec in Montreal.