Monthly Archives: June 2014

Mixed Methods Research

Mixed methods research has been gaining popularity among researchers in social and behavioral sciences around the globe these years as it is “increasingly articulated, attached to research practice, and recognized as the third major research approach” (Johnson, Onwuegbuzie, & Turner, … Continue reading

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“cognitive pruning” or systematic forgetting in Second/Foreign Language Classroom

Cognitive pruning involves the process of eliminating unnecessary clutter from and allowing more important aspects to fill in the gaps into the cognitive field of a learner (Brown, 1972). Very interestingly, some of the small aspects learned already gradually lose … Continue reading

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Working with Students with Learning Disabilities? Here are the Strategies!

Studies show most students with learning disabilities require differentiated teaching and assessment system in inclusive classrooms, possibly in combination with assistance from resource teachers and other specialists as depending upon severity of disabilities. Teachers should understand circumstances in inclusive classrooms and … Continue reading

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Language Experience Approach in Second Language Learning and Literature Based Approach

Research shows that language experience approach is a useful way to motivate students for their reading and writing skills. When the instructor gets his or her students to do their own writing, he or she is preparing the reading material … Continue reading

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Krashen’s Acquisition-Learning Hypothesis

Stephen Krashen’s (1982) Monitor is one of the models of second language acquisition influenced by Chomsky’s theory of first language acquisition (Lightbown & Spada, 2006). Faltis and Hudelson (1998) claim that though Krashen first introduced the Monitor Model in 1977 … Continue reading

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Children and their Language

It’s quite interesting that after anguished crying and babbling stage in the beginning, children gradually learn their language and become able to gain competency. There are several studies conducted to investigate how children learn their languages. Though several language theories … Continue reading

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