Title

Comparing Three Modes of Delivering Processing Instruction on Preterite/Imperfect Distinction and Negative Informal Commands in Spanish

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2007

Department

Spanish

Language

English

Publication Title

Delivering Processing Instruction in Classrooms and in Virtual Contexts: Research and Practice

Abstract

Language instruction, as is true of many fields, is always searching for the 'next big thing' , the method, approach, procedures or practices that will help students to learn faster and retain longer. We speak of helping students to learn rather than causing learning to happen because we have long recognised the validity of Stevick's (1976) discussion of the relationship between meaning and memory; some students learn what they are taught and others do not because learning does not so much result from, as interacts with, teaching. But what we have learned from the research on PI is that some teaching is, in and of itself, more effective than others.

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