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Summary of the week

A summary of the week 1
Congratulations on completing week one! In this week you completed a survey to uncover your belief about language learning. Our beliefs in language learning often feed into our teaching principles and practice, so it’s useful to find out the extent to which our beliefs are in line with current research findings. Following the quiz, a definition of SLA was given along with an overview of the research findings from SLA research. Next, you were introduced to five of the most important individual differences from SLA research; research into individual difference factors in language learning can help to explain the great variability that is found in language learning achievement.

Next week we will take a look at methodologies in language teaching and the quest for “the best way” to lean a language.

If you have any unanswered questions, feel free to add them here as a comment.

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