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Georgia Southern University

2016

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Higher Education

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Making Your Traditional Text Work: Input, Scaffolding And Communication, Andrew J. Demil Jan 2016

Making Your Traditional Text Work: Input, Scaffolding And Communication, Andrew J. Demil

The Coastal Review: An Online Peer-reviewed Journal

Second Language Acquisition (SLA) studies provide evidence that comprehension activities that involve meaningful language production and communication promote language acquisition more effectively than mechanical drills. Recent studies review the state of foreign language textbooks and demonstrate that the majority of foreign language textbooks do not follow SLA research. This article provides ways that a second language instructor can use a traditional text to help lead to meaningful language instruction.