Motivation and Learning theories for SLA through Chomsky, Bandura, Vygotsky, Krashen, and Gardner


    Analysis    This analysis aims to analyze, compare, and contrast the classical theoretical perspectives of intelligence, learning, and motivation proposed by Chomsky, Bandura, Vygotsky, and the modern theories of Krashen and Gardner under the scope of second language acquisition (SLA). Noam Chomsky Introduction Chomsky's theory has influenced the theoretical perspective of the philosophers that will... Continue Reading →

Spanish 101- How not to confuse “hermanos”


An adult student told me that he just couldn't tell the A/O difference in spoken Spanish. So, I designed this kiddie template to teach him in a very simple way. Can you tell the difference after trying it? <<<Scroll down for answer   1. hermanito (little brother)   2. mamá (mom) 3. hermanas (sisters) 4.... Continue Reading →

3 easy steps to teach L2, foreign language


This sample comes from a K-2 class, but can be exactly as effective for an older audience. Just follow the three steps and their schema (prior knowledge) will build faster.STEP 1- Introduce 6 basic statements in the target language using pantomime, song, rhyme, or a game.  ALWAYS show the written version on the board. NOTE THAT... Continue Reading →

DIY Games for ESL, ELL and L2!


Virtual or Real, games are the best ways to learn language. Here are some I strongly recommend for optimal classroom experience. All you need is  a label maker and creativity to give these games a twist !   BBQ Blitz- For this game I used my Dymo TS500 (above, my new love) and labeled the... Continue Reading →

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