LINGUIST List 23.1091|
Sun Mar 04 2012
FYI: Latest Developments in L1-Driven L2 Teaching
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From: Ziyuan Yao <yaoziyuangmail.com>
Subject: Latest Developments in L1-Driven L2 Teaching
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Latest theories, systems and designs of native language-driven foreign
I'm pleased to release a document studying theories, systems and
designs of native language-driven foreign language learning.
''L1-driven L2 teaching'' is a method which lets a browser extension
insert foreign language micro-lessons into the native language Web
page you're browsing. It can be further divided into two paradigms:
(1) ''Topic-oriented teaching'' is to insert foreign language micro-
lessons relevant to the topic of the Web page you're browsing.
(2) ''Word-oriented teaching'' is to insert foreign language micro-
lessons, each specifically targeting a certain word of the Web page
Obviously, word-oriented teaching will involve word sense
disambiguation (a technique in natural language processing and
machine translation), while topic-oriented teaching doesn't.
Both will be the future of second language teaching. Read the
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Translation
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