Reading Time: 4 minutesLast week, I wrote about the ambiguity of research on written corrective feedback (WCF), with some scholars arguing it works…
Reading Time: 4 minutesThis article is Part I in a two-part series on error correction. It looks at the lack of evidence that proves written corrective feedback’s effectiveness and why that may be so.
Reading Time: 4 minutesInput and output may play different but equally important roles says meta-analysis
Reading Time: 4 minutesA meta-analysis by Spada and Tomita (2010) shows that explicit grammar instruction may be more effective than implicit grammar instruction.
Reading Time: 5 minutesThis Research Bite reports on an experimental approach to teaching phrasal verbs based on cognitive linguistics. Previous research, the experiment, findings, and practical implications are discussed.
Reading Time: 6 minutesGrammar instruction that is enhanced with student-friendly cognitive linguistic (CL) explanations was shown to aid the learning of English conditionals. This article contains supplementary material used in the research in order to provide a practical example of CL-enhanced instruction.
Reading Time: 4 minutesWMC was found to play a role in the success of language learning and that explicit grammar instruction coupled with practice and feedback “levels the field” for both low- and high- WMC learners.