These Guiding Principles for Language Learning identify what is effective in language learning and guide educators and learners. They are presented to lead and shape the discussion on effective instructional practices, useful to learners, educators, parents, administrators, governing bodies and boards, legislators, and the community at large.
How they are formatted
Each Guiding Principle follows the format of answering four questions:
- What? Identifies the guiding principle and briefly describes it.
- Why? Explains a rationale behind the statement and a brief overview to frame the guiding principle.
- How? Describes strategies for acting on this guiding principle, implementing the practice in instructional settings, and using this guiding principle in supporting learners.
- How to find out more: Provides specific references for underlying research, additional resources, and applications.