New Linguistic Theories to learn

Biblical Greek morphology and syntax, aspect, linguistics, discourse analysis, and related topics
Jonathan Robie
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Re: New Linguistic Theories to learn

Post by Jonathan Robie » December 2nd, 2018, 6:52 pm

Matthew Longhorn wrote:
December 1st, 2018, 4:17 am
On a semi-related note, at some point I am going to have to take the dive down the rabbit hole and start reading work on second language acquisition. Has anyone else found this a benefit for teaching introductory Greek?
Absolutely.

In particular, I have benefited from SIOP and ESL/SSL, learning mostly from Micheal Palmer, and TPR/TPRS, learning from Randall Buth and Christophe Ricco. Ricco's book is pretty helpful if you want a textbook that uses modern approaches to teaching language.
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Re: New Linguistic Theories to learn

Post by Matthew Longhorn » December 4th, 2018, 6:08 am

Thanks Jonathan, I will check these out
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Re: New Linguistic Theories to learn

Post by Paul-Nitz » December 7th, 2018, 10:32 am

Matthew Longhorn wrote:
December 1st, 2018, 4:17 am
On a semi-related note, at some point I am going to have to take the dive down the rabbit hole and start reading work on second language acquisition. Has anyone else found this a benefit for teaching introductory Greek?
Yes, it has been helpful in my teaching. Starting points might be listening to the podcast "Tea With BVP" by Bill Van Patten and reading Shawn Loewen's book, Instructed Second Language Acquisition (ISLA). Links below.

Total Physical Response (TPR), TPR Storytelling (TPRS), are Where Are Your Keys (WAYK) are communicative methods I use. Learning about ISLA has greatly sharpened my understanding of whythese methods work and allowed me to be creative in using them and coming up with alternate strategies.
A hasty list of concepts that are useful to understand, include:
  • How vocabulary is acquired in ISLA settings versus submersion settings,

    The debate on whether explicit instruction can result in implicit knowledge.

    The value of constructing situations in which learners must use the target language to negotiate meaning (which is the basis of the biggest new method in ISLA, Task Based Teaching and Learning - TBLT).

    Language learning assessment.
http://www.teawithbvp.com/

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Re: New Linguistic Theories to learn

Post by Matthew Longhorn » December 7th, 2018, 10:42 am

Crikey! Large list, thanks for taking the time there Paul
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