Reading Time: 4 minutesThis article provides a strong case debunking the claim that learners have individual learning styles and that teachers should adjust their teaching to address these styles.
Reading Time: 3 minutesPitfalls when SLA borrows the idea of spacing effect from cognitive science
Reading Time: 6 minutesThis article discusses research related to three types of interventions that could help English speakers build more successful international communications.
Reading Time: 5 minutesThis research looks at the differences between faculty and student perceptions of academic life, pointing to a number of linguistic, cultural, and academic factors that make the international student experience both a challenge and worthwhile.
Reading Time: 4 minutesThis study confirms common claims about the benefits of shadowing for improving English learners’ listening skills, namely that shadowing enhances learners’ phoneme perception, thus improving listening comprehension skills, and that shadowing is most effective with lower-proficiency learners.
Reading Time: 3 minutesRassaei looks at the effectiveness of summarization, question-and-answer, and prediction writing activities on vocabulary acquisition.
Reading Time: 4 minutesFreedman describes how she uses close reading strategies in multilingual higher education classes, relying heavily on modeling, paraphrase, thinking aloud, and questioning.