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quarta-feira, 30 de novembro de 2011

AULA 8 (Publishing time span: from 1st to 5th December)

Is there a best method to teach a foreign language?

Read Prabhu's text in the lin below* and do the following activity:

Write at least 10 lines trying to explain why the author of the text states it categorically. Does not he show any kind of preference for any method/approach?

*You can find the article here:

Aula 7 (está no Moodle também)

Hi there, people! Essa aula também está no fórum do moodle (

Watch the video below and, please, post a comment giving your opinion on Krashen's theory:

In your opinion, is this theoretical construct he presents reliable? Why?

"Acquisition requires meaningful interaction in the target language - natural communication - in which speakers are concerned not with the form of their utterances but with the messages they are conveying and understanding." Stephen Krashen

segunda-feira, 31 de outubro de 2011

Aula 6 (From October 31st to November 4th)

The critical period, or as it is called in a lot of the studies, the CP or CPH, which is just critical period hypothesis, is simply the idea that there is actually an age. A CPH is just a theory about at what age second language learning becomes more difficult. Read Bronwn's Chapter 6 and try to explain how important is age in learning a second laguage.

quarta-feira, 26 de outubro de 2011

AULA 5 (from October 26th to 30th)

Read Bronwn's chapter 5 and define Motivation. Then, try to answer why it is so important in learning a new language!

sexta-feira, 21 de outubro de 2011

AULA 4 (From October 21st to 25th)

According to the main foundational principles of language pedagogy presented in H. D. Brown's Chapter 4, which three principles out of the twelve discussed by the author would you prioritize in your teaching? Explain the reasons for each one of them.