What do we know about learning and teaching second languages: implications for teaching

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Mangubhai, Francis. 2006. "What do we know about learning and teaching second languages: implications for teaching." Asian EFL Journal. 8 (3), pp. 46-68.
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What do we know about learning and teaching second languages: implications for teaching

ERA Journal ID9317
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorMangubhai, Francis
Journal TitleAsian EFL Journal
Journal Citation8 (3), pp. 46-68
Number of Pages23
Year2006
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
ISSN1738-1460
Web Address (URL)http://www.asian-efl-journal.com/Sept_06_fm.php
Abstract

In the last twenty-five years a number of insights have been achieved through research on the processes of second language acquisition/learning. This article discusses some of these insights, drawing implications for teachers for their classroom practice. In addition, there is a brief discussion on some of the insights that have been achieved about teachers' practical theories or teacher knowledge in the general education field. It is argued that in order for some of the insights to be translated into classroom practice, teachers and teacher educators have to understand the ways in which teachers' practical theories develop and consequently the types of behaviours teachers would wish to exhibit if they are to continue to develop professionally as teachers.

Keywordssecond language acquisition; second language teaching; foreign language teaching; teacher development; second language research
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
390108. LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy
470399. Language studies not elsewhere classified
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Proceedings from the Asian EFL Journal International Conference, April 2006: Task-based Learning in the Asian Context.

Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Education
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