Practice in a Second Language: Perspectives from Applied Linguistics and Cognitive Psychology

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Robert DeKeyser
Cambridge University Press, Mar 12, 2007 - Foreign Language Study - 323 pages
Practice as a necessity for learning a second language has been a tacit assumption among language teachers for quite some time; however, the concept has not been widely considered from a theoretical perspective until now. This volume of twelve original articles focuses on the topic, with attention to the four skill areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The contributors explore a number of questions including what kind of practice is most effective, in what contexts, and for what kinds of learners. This text will serve as a valuable resource and reference for second-language educators and researchers alike.
 

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Contents

FOUNDATIONS
19
Output practice in the L2 classroom
51
Interaction as practice
85
Responding to errors during
111
INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXTS
139
Practice in perfect learning
161
Study abroad as foreign language practice
208
INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
227
Aptitudes abilities contexts and practice
256
The future of practice
287
Glossary
305
Index
313
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