Sociocultural Theory and the Teaching of Second Languages

James P. Lantolf


Sociocultural Theory and the Teaching of Second Languages

Sociocultural Theory and the Teaching of Second Languages

  • Title: Sociocultural Theory and the Teaching of Second Languages
  • Author: James P. Lantolf
  • ISBN: 9781845532505
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback



L.S Vygotsky, the renowned Russian psychologist, argued that the true test of any scientific theory is not the contribution that it makes to our understanding of the of the object of study but the extent to which it improves the practical activities of people, including activities that take place in educational settings The fourteen original chapters included in this volL.S Vygotsky, the renowned Russian psychologist, argued that the true test of any scientific theory is not the contribution that it makes to our understanding of the of the object of study but the extent to which it improves the practical activities of people, including activities that take place in educational settings The fourteen original chapters included in this volume document innovations in second and foreign language teaching rooted in Vygotsky s theory of cognitive development Researchers and language teaching practitioners will find implementations at the classroom and programmatic levels of Vygotskyan principles and concepts, including cognitive mediation, the zone of proximal development, activity theory, internatlization, verbalization, and materialization.


Recent Comments "Sociocultural Theory and the Teaching of Second Languages"

some interesting articles, some whose language is uselessly made difficult. but in the end, some good insights that calls for further reading and reflection.


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