Ortega’s article focuses on three principles regarding L2 practice in the classroom:
1. L2 practice should be interactive – students should “negotiate for meaning” and interact with other students rather than the instructor
2. L2 practice should be meaningful – active engagement in a task that relates to the students on an individual level
3. . . . → Read More: Ortega (2006)
In this article, professor Ortega introduced three principles for L2 practice design in cognitive-interactionist SLA studies. She also stated some challenges and potentials that FLE teachers may face with when applying the three principles in foreign language classrooms.
The three principle were : L2 practices should be interactive, meaningful, and a focus on task-essentail forms. . . . → Read More: Ortega (2006)
Ortega’s article was on the different interactionist and cognitive-interactionist theories that are used to base L2 learning. She states that based on researches and studies done, meaning-making and much of the languaging appears when students interact more with their fellow students than with the teachers, and focusing on form can be as helpful as focusing . . . → Read More: Meaningful L2 practice in FL classrooms
In fact, this week of four articles deal with all cognitive approach to SLA.
Dr. Ortega’s chapter was very informative but also easy to read. I got an impression that TBLT is the ultimate teaching method from this article. The article contends three principles for the optimal L2 practice, which can be provided by TBLT; . . . → Read More: TBLT – the Ultimate Teaching Method of Cognitive-Interactionists??