DEEP LANGUAGE

Using a deep approach to language learning implies a paradigmatic change in the way instructors teach. The new approach is transdisciplinary and transformative in contrast to transmissive education.

The deep approach is significantly related to an intention to understand deeply. It defines a situation in which the teacher is not the only source of inspiration and knowledge. The learners become curriculum builders.

The deep approach to language learning is project-based. Real-world themes, issues, problems and actions stimulate intrinsic motivation and create reflective situations in a way that respects the autonomy of the student and is conducive to proficiency.

Deep Language Learning

Introductions In Various Languages Here:

  1. ARABIC

  2. BULGARIAN

  3. CHINESE

  4. FRENCH

  5. GERMAN

  6. ITALIAN

  7. JAPANESE

  8. KOREAN

  9. PORTUGUESE

  10. RUSSIAN

  11. SPANISH

  12. TRADITIONAL CHINESE

  13. TURKISH

  14. UZBEK

See for Yourself an Example of Deep Approach to Language Learning !

  • Instructional materials for deep, project-based learning have been created for intermediate and advanced Turkish, HERE.

  • How to use the deep instructional modules is described HERE.

  • Teacher Training Videos for Deep Language Learning can be watched HERE (look at page bottom).

Preventing Language Discrimination

Differences in language accent, style, conventions, and conversational assumptions may lead to the perception that the other person is not listening, taking serious, or valuing the speaker. Possible factors:

http://www.education.wisc.edu/wle/WLE/discrimination.asp