Key Terms for Language Teachers - A Pocket Guide - Alessandro Benati

Key Terms for Language Teachers - A Pocket Guide - Alessandro Benati

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Key Terms for Language Teachers - A Pocket Guide - Alessandro Benati

Alessandro Benati [+-]
The University of Hong Kong
Alessandro Benati is Director of CAES at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is known for his work in second language acquisition and second language teaching. He has published ground-breaking research on the pedagogical framework called processing instruction. He is a member of the REF Panel 2021 and Honorary Professor at the University of York SJ.

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Considering that language is complex, implicit and abstract, language instruction should not consist of explanation of rules and mechanical practice. Traditional instruction might help to develop a language-like behavior (skill) but it not responsible for language development (mental representation of language).

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Benati, Alessandro. Instruction. Key Terms for Language Teachers - A Pocket Guide. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 65-68 Feb 2022. ISBN 9781781798812. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43207. Date accessed: 24 Jan 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43207. Feb 2022

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