(This post was co-authored with Dylan Vinales during last week’s Garden International School professional learning afternoon)
1.Introduction: the case for translation
In the last forty years or so, most emerging L2 methodologies have dismissed the use of translation as a counterproductive practice. In particular, the emphasis on 100 % use of the Target Language lain by CLT and other approaches have often resulted in an outright ban of the L1 from the modern language classroom, and with it, evidently, the dismissal of translation.
As I identified in a recent review of the relevant…
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