Noticing in ELT: What It Is, How It Can Promote Language Development and How to Work with It
The diversity in educational and training background and experience of teachers around the world is such that teachers come to the ELT classroom with different levels of understanding of the many theories and models of second language acquisition (SLA).
This masterclass looks at noticing, part of the cognitivist SLA camp. Noticing tells us that students need to attend to and then process a language item before it makes its way into long-term memory and the learner’s individual interlanguage.
What is noticing? How does it work? What are the arguments in favour and in opposition to noticing as first put forward by Schmidt in the late 1980s and early 1990s? How can we work with noticing in our classrooms?
This masterclass begins by explaining what noticing is before suggesting some broadstroke good practices for its use in the classroom and then proposes some practical activities to encourage noticing techniques for use by teachers and students alike.
Presented by Neil Harris – Teacher Trainer & Director of Marketing@CELT Language School.
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