Implicit Learning and Input Enhancement – Long (2017) Part 2

Reading Time: 5 minutesGeopolitical factors such as migration and the spread of CLIL make language learning an important concern for many, and increase the need for effective teaching based on SLA, specifically, a cognitivist-interactionist view of language learning which prioritises implicit learning. Long concedes that explicit learning should also be encouraged to speed things up, but argues for focus on form or unintrusive input enhancement rather than explicit grammar instruction to help learners spot relevant L2 features and improve their uptake of new vocabulary.

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