Going to NECTFL

Going to NECTFL

Are you going to NECTFL 2018?

This year's conference will be held February 8-10, 2018 at thr Midtown Hilton in Nedw York City. A preliminary program is available online and more information is posted on the website of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

We will display our current materials and resources for language learning and teaching. CALPER will be at booth #233. We will also present a session on Saturday. Hope to see you there!

Session #268: "Concept-based Teaching for Effective Learning of Complex Language Features"
Saturday, February 10, 2:45pm - 3:35pm
Presenters: James P. Lantolf and Kevin McManus

Research has repeatedly shown that exposure to input alone is insufficient for second-language
development. High-quality explicit instruction is necessary for full development, especially for complex
language features (e.g., aspect, mood, word order, pragmatics). This session argues for the relevance of
high-quality, meaning-based explicit instruction to maximize language development. We will present
research-informed examples of effective pedagogical explanations and linked practice activities.
Participants will explore ways of formulating explanations and designing practice activities for the
languages they teach.