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Works Cited

This list is a draft. We are still adding references.  Alegre, M. A., & Gordon, P. (1996). Red rats eater exposes recursion in children’s word formation. Cognition, 60(1), 65–82. Asher, J. J. (1969). The Total Physical Response Approach to Second Language Learning. The Modern Language Journal, Vol. 53, No. 1 (Jan., 1969), pp. 3–17 Benati, […]

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The “RISE-&-GO” Principle

As we clarify our purposes for teaching, we can focus on the sciences of learning and linguistics. For the Purpose Principle, we can find purpose in three general ways (1) by creating a work or doing significant deeds; (2) by experiencing something or encountering people; and (3) by the attitude we take regarding suffering (Frankl, 2006, […]

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Should We Follow the Direct Method?

How Much L1 Should Language Teachers Use in Class?  The “Direct Method” says, “Rule #1 is that we should always use the target language and never use the students’ first language (L1) in class.” Though the Direct Method is dated, some English teachers may feel obligated (or perhaps guilty) if they don’t follow this rule. […]

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