Concept-based Language Instruction is a pedagogical approach that connects explicit instruction and communicative practice. This project will develop innovative teaching materials in Chinese, French, and Spanish and also professional development materials to enhance teacher knowledge of some critical concepts in the respective languages.
van Compernolle, R. A., Gomez-Laich, M. P., & Weber, A. (2016). Teaching L2 Spanish sociopragmatics through concepts: A classroom-based study. The Modern Language Journal, 100 (1), 341-361.
ACTFL Presentation 2016, Friday, November 18. "A Concept-based Approach to Pragmatics Instruction" (James P. Lantolf, Penn State and R. Adam van Compernolle, Carnegie Mellon University)
CBLI Summer Workshop 2016 - How to Integrate Explicit Knowledge in the Second Language Classroom (James P. Lantolf, Penn State and R. Adam van Compernolle, Carnegie Mellon University)
ACTFL Pre-conference Workshop 2015 - Concept-based Language Instruction (James P. Lantolf, Penn State)