Authentic Second Language Interaction In The Classroom

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Introduction In contexts where lessons of English as a foreign language (EFL) occur, it tends to be difficult to help students to use the language and interact in scenarios other than the classroom. Atkinson, D. (2002), in his book The Modern Language Journal, analyses an approach to second language. Meanwhile, Culhane, S. F. and Umeda, Ch. (2004), examines Authentic Second Language Interaction in an Instructional Setting: Assessing an Inter-class Exchange Programme. RELC and Larsen-Freeman, D. (2007) recontextualizes language acquisition Nonetheless, it becomes necessary for both teachers and learners to, correspondingly, provide and find ways for the latter to acquire vocabulary, fixed phrases and language chunks. Through social interaction, students of a language may well develop their oral expression as the result of language exposure and exchange. Besides, social interaction opportunities also lead to exchange of culture among the participants, which makes language more authentic and…show more content…
This paper analyzes two specific initiatives: Taking language beyond the classroom... and inside it and, on the other hand the influence of social interaction: in any given case, and assuming that the conditions for language acquisition that could be implemented by EFL teachers to make their students’ learning process more pragmatic, resulting in more skilled users of

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