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Second Language Acquisition research has been developing within the field of Applied Linguistics and associated disciplines for around 100 years now. That means that we have access to 100 or so years of actual scientific commentary and guidance – or have we?

This workshop will offer a brief rationale for taking more notice of what SLA theory can offer teachers of language.

It will try to counter the argument that SLA research and researchers are far removed from the chalk face and have little or nothing pertinent to offer except to other researchers. At the same time, it will attempt to explain the disconnect between research and practice in our profession.

Presented by Steve Hirschhorn – Award-winning Teacher Trainer, Former School Principal & Director of TESOL.

This Workshop is included with PRO Membership.

Preparing for the Workshop

Our Masterclass workshops are typically delivered in 90 mins.

At Gallery Teachers, we endorse the philosophy of building on your previous knowledge and experience as opposed to just imparting knowledge on you. 

Therefore, in order to prepare you for the webinar and help you activate what you already know about the topic, we will suggest two to four reflective questions for you to consider before you join the event.

You will also be given the opportunity to post your reflections, along with any questions you may already have at the pre-watching stage, to the discussion forum. 

The reflective questions, as well as ideas and shared experiences posted to the forum by attendees, will be used in the real-time Q&A session in order to generate an engaging and meaningful discussion, involving the presenter and teachers from around the world. 

After the event, the forum discussion will take on a life of its own and teachers will be encouraged to continue posting their experiences, reflections and questions related to the topic of the webinar. So, if you feel strongly about the topic, we will make it possible for you to take the discussion beyond the scheduled workshop and continue sharing your ideas with like-minded teachers and teacher trainers from other countries


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What has Second Language Acquisition research ever done for us?

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It was very useful and interesting

Rated 5 out of 5
9th September 2022

I invite people to attend such good lessons

Bentata ABDELHAk

Second Language Acquisition research

Rated 5 out of 5
9th September 2022

I learned a lot from the workshop. Though theories about Second Language Acquisition might not affect our daily activities as teachers, Second Language Acquisition research can help us teachers to understand how language learners acquire a foreign language. Therefore, teachers will be able to conduct and provide good quality language lessons. I am looking forward to attending workshops like this. Thank you.

Andrea Noemie C. Hilomen