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Ideal L2 Self

I was reading an article recently by Yashima (2009) about the concept of an ‘ideal L2 self’. The article described the difficulties that many Japanese students in particular have in imagining an L2 Self that is separate from their L1 … Continue reading

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Genre of cooking classes

Further to my last post on recipes, I’d also highly recommend an interesting read on similar differences between American and Japanese cooking classes in: Mayes, P., 2003, Language, Social Structure, and Culture: A Genre Analysis of Cooking Classes in Japan and … Continue reading

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Intensive Reading

There was an interesting article in the Independent about intensive reading in L1 children and its effects on vocabulary acquisition: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/neverending-story-how-repetition-helps-a-childs-vocabulary-2220647.html The main conclusion of the study was that viewing vocabulary repetitively in the same context, as opposed to those same items in … Continue reading

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