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Vance Stevens - 4th
Wen Shan Conference on English Teaching, October 25, 2003
Community of Language Learners and Teachers: Creating Environments for Teaching
and Learning Languages, Blended and Online
Why does this
- It's authentic -
It draws from the
Authentic language is anything not prepared by a
teacher for the purpose of teaching the language (Higgins, suggesting what we
- It's relevant -
Every bit of L used
in class is from the immediate environment
- It's meaningful -
Students bring it
in themselves, or if the teacher prepares it, it's after noting needs and
interests of students.
Students create meaning, say what they want to
say and not just what teacher wants them to say.
- It's constructivist for all of the above
The language comes from within.
ZPD created, students scaffold
Role of teacher is not central, authoritative, but
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