Working Paper Series

Working Paper Series

Concept-based Instruction: Teaching Grammar in an Intermediate-Advanced Spanish L2 Univeristy Classroom - Eduardo Negueruela & James P. Lantolf
Eduardo Negueruela & James P. Lantolf, Penn State
Publication Type: PDF
2005

CALPER Working Paper Series, No. 3
This working paper focuses on the quality of the grammatical knowledge that is presented to learners in the classroom setting and how teachers can promote the appropriation of such knowledge by students. The approach proposed by the authors is predicated on the Vygotskyan principle that schooled instruction is about learners'... Read more

Gender and Emotional Investment in Language Learning During Study Abroad - Celeste Kinginger & Kathleen Farrell-Whitworth, Penn State
Celeste Kinginger & Kathleen Farrell-Whitworth, Penn State
Publication Type: PDF
2005

CALPER Working Paper Series, No. 2
This paper proposes a relatively nuanced account of the role of gendered activity as it shapes emotional investment in language learning during study abroad.  The goal of the current paper is to propose a relatively nuanced account of the role of gendered activity as it shapes emotional investment in language learning during study... Read more

Dynamic Assessment of L2 Development - Matthew E. Poehner and James P. Lantolf, Penn State
Matthew E. Poehner & James P. Lantolf, Penn State
Publication Type: PDF
2003

CALPER Working Paper Series, No. 1
The present paper outlines a theoretical framework for a research program on Dynamic Assessment (henceforth, DA) within in the fields of L2 research, pedagogy and language testing. To achieve this, we will first discuss the theoretical basis of DA in the work of L. S. Vygotsky; next, we will contrast DA with more traditional static... Read more