Adventures in Language

Teaching Tips & Tricks | Building Your Students' Intuition for Grammar

November 09, 2021 Mango Languages
Adventures in Language
Teaching Tips & Tricks | Building Your Students' Intuition for Grammar
Show Notes

The key to making target language grammar feel effortless for your students is (drum roll please…) intuition building! In this podcast, your guide Emily (educator, PhD) talks more about the importance of implicit learning activities, and shares 4 fun and easy tips for building your students’ intuition for target language grammar.

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Tagalog | Kamusta kayo? is ‘how are you?’’ and paalam is ‘goodbye’
Brazilian Portuguese | Sem mais demora means ‘without further ado’
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Want to explore more of the research underlying this podcast episode? 
Check out Chapter 9 of Benedict Carey's 2016 "How We Learn." (p.175-194). It’s a great read with a nice meta-review of “intuition builders” (A.K.A. Perceptual Learning Modules). For more on the implicit-explicit instruction continuum, consider the following three articles:
Norris, J. M., & Ortega, L. (2000). Effectiveness of L2 Instruction: A Research Synthesis and Quantitative Meta-analysis. Language Learning , 50 (3), 417–528.
Hulstijn, J. H. (2005). Theoretical and empirical issues in the study of implicit and explicit second-language learning: Introduction. Studies in Second Language Acquisition , 27 (2), 129–140.
Hulstijn, J. H. (2007). Psycholinguistic perspectives on language and its acquisition. In J. Cummins & C. Davison (Eds.), International Handbook of English Language Teaching (pp. 783–795).New York: Springer.

Meet your guide Emily! Emily Sabo (PhD, University of Michigan) is a linguist at Mango Languages. A Pittsburgh native, her areas of specialization are the social and cognitive factors that impact bilingual language processing and production. Having studied 7 languages and lived in various countries abroad, she sees multilingualism -- and the cultural diversity that accompanies it -- as the coolest of superpowers. Complementary to her work at Mango, Emily is a Lecturer of Spanish at the University of Tennessee, a Producer of the “We Are What We Speak’ docuseries, and get this...a storytelling standup comedian!

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