English Language Learning—An SLA-based Approach

  • Jörg-U. Keßler


This chapter introduces basic concepts of a Second Language Acquisition-based approach to English language teaching. It briefly discusses why it is necessary for every (future) foreign language teacher to be familiar with at least some key results of second language acquisition research.


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Further reading

  1. Keßler, Jörg-U./Plesser, Anja (2011): Teaching Grammar. Paderborn.Google Scholar
  2. Lightbown, Patsy/Spada Nina (2006): How Languages are Learned [1993]. Oxford.Google Scholar
  3. Ortega, Lourdes (2009): Understanding Second Language Acquisition. London.Google Scholar
  4. Pienemann, Manfred/Keßler, Jörg-U. (eds.) (2011): Studying Processability Theory. Amsterdam.Google Scholar
  5. VanPatten, Bill/Williams, Jessica (eds.) (2015): Theories in Second Language Acquisition [2007]. New York.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland, ein Teil von Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jörg-U. Keßler
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  1. 1.University of Education LudwigsburgLudwigsburgGermany

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