Assumptions About Teaching Methodologies

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Trace each of the following assumptions to the appropriate teaching methodology it underlies. Instructions: Please DO NOT press the Back button in your browser. You have 50 minutes to complete 10 items. You have 2 attempts to take the quiz (optional).


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  • 1. 
    Observation of how animals learn greatly guides our knowledge about human learning.
  • 2. 
    Adults learn L2 in the same way children learn L1.
  • 3. 
    Foreign language learners learn through practice. Explicit knowledge of the rules is unessential.
  • 4. 
    Learning languages is an innate biological capacity in human beings so their way of learning is genetically predetermined.
  • 5. 
    Error correction is useless in language acquisition; thus, it should be kept to a minimum in foreign language classes.
  • 6. 
    Adult learners can become fluent in L2 without necessarily being taught explicit grammar rules.
  • 7. 
    Foreign language learners should not be forced to speak before they are ready to do so, since fluency emerges naturally if they are exposed to L2 ample time.
  • 8. 
    Unless L2 errors are immediately corrected, they become permanent habits.
  • 9. 
    Learners need controlled practice before they can freely produce new structures and forms in L2.
  • 10. 
    Explicit grammar instruction in L2 is unnecessary if teachers organize learning so that learners can induce rules for themselves.
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