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French grammar is synonymous with language learning - ahem - second language acquisition. But do us French teachers really understand the role of French grammar based on how we were taught? It's time to look at both the principles of linguistics, sociolinguistics, and theories of second language … [Read more...] about The Role of French Grammar in Second Language Acquisition
Spanish grammar is synonymous with language learning - ahem - second language acquisition. But do us Spanish teachers really understand the role of Spanish grammar based on how we were taught? It's time to look at both the principles of linguistics, sociolinguistics, and theories of second language … [Read more...] about Redefining Spanish Grammar: What Teachers and Students Need to Know
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