Positive Reinforcement in Language Learning | Anthony Ash

The year 1967 saw the the USA and the USSR perform nuclear tests, the Beatles released Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane, and L.G. Alexander published what is said to be the best-selling book in ELT First Things First.
Scott Thornbury mentions the book in his 2016 Plenary at IATEFL, saying it was so popular that you could even purchase a copy at kiosks! In the plenary, he also quotes the author saying “the student should be trained to learn by making as few mistakes as possible.” 
An idea born out of earlier methods, such as the Direct Method and Audiolingualism, the focus on accuracy over…

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Positive Reinforcement in Language Learning

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