Second Language Acquisition for the Real World
Work In Progress
These courses applies research on language acquisition to the context of 6-12 classrooms. Each one is organized in three stages: research overview, implications for teaching, example activities, lessons and strategies. The online training is self-paced and interactive. Monthly webinars support collaboration and problem solving.
Painless Language Learning
Use brain research to empower students and teachers to stay in the target language.
Optimize teacher and student moves to get language into the brain for the long-term.
Proficiency Not Perfection
Describe what performances look like at different proficiency levels
Evaluate Teacher practices that build spontaneous speaking (Interpersonal Speaking)
Magic of Meaning
Designing Comprehensible input to focus on word choice and native-like structures
Describe how complex structures are stored and accessed in the brain
Use research-based criteria to choose the high-leverage structures
Discover activities that may increase the acquisition of problematic structures