Thursday, January 16, 2014

Changing with the Times: The 21st Century Classroom


When should L1 be used in class?


http://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/2014/01/08/adequacy-vs-mastery/


The other reason has to do with the technical differences between human and computer languages. A fluent speaker is only moderately more productive in the act of communication than someone who has an intermediate level. There are many things in Spanish that take me longer to explain than they would in English, but, I’d guess, if you average out all my interactions they aren’t considerably slower than a fluent speaker.