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Group Work, Interlanguage Talk and Second Language Acquisition

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Title: Group Work, Interlanguage Talk and Second Language Acquisition
Authors: Long, Michael
Porter, Patricia
Issue Date: 1985
Abstract: The use of group work in classroom second language learning has long been supported by sound pedagogical arguments. Recently, however, a psycholinguistic rationale for group work has emerged from second language acquisition research on nonnative speaker/non-native speaker conversation, or interlanguage talk. Provided careful attention is paid to the structure of tasks students work on together, the negotiation work possible in group work makes it an attractive alternative to the teacher-led, "lockstep" mode, and a viable classroom substitute for individual conversations with native speakers.
Pages/Duration: 35 pages
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