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Concept-based instruction for applied L2 acquisition
This study’s objective is to present an overview of experimental applications of Concept-Based Instruction (CBI) for Second Language Acquisition. CBI aims to describe complex grammatical notions in a thorough manner in order to facilitate their acquisition. Even though CBI is still considered as a recent domain in language teaching, the growing body of research makes it timely to present a systematic review, which is currently lacking. In the present paper, we will first describe the theoretical background upon which CBI is grounded. Then, we will carry out an analysis of 29 CBI studies in which a classroom experiment was performed, with the objective of considering the strengths and limits of this teaching method.
Keywords: CBI (concept-based instruction), SCT (socio-cultural theory), SLA (second language acquisition), CL (cognitive linguistics), mediation, research synthesis
Published online: 27 July 2021
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