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Incorporating technology into teaching L2 conversation through scenarios

Quijada Cervoni, Eleonora; Martin, Mario Daniel


Teachers often struggle to engage students to speak in class. Research has shown that language learners wrestle with oral fluency even after two full years of second language instruction (Rossiter, Derwing, Manimtin and Thomson 2010: 584). In this paper we explore innovations on teaching the spoken language, based on Robert Di Pietro’s (1987) psycholinguistic and humanistic approach to acquiring a language through Strategic Interaction, thus promoting the desire to communicate. In our...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Conference paper
Source: Practices and Policies: Current Research in Languages and Cultures Education. Selected Proceedings of the Second National LCNAU Colloquium. Canberra, 3-5 July 2013


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