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Issues in Second Language Acquisition : Can strategic competence be taught in the language classroom?

@inproceedings{Caraker2012IssuesIS,
  title={Issues in Second Language Acquisition : Can strategic competence be taught in the language classroom?},
  author={Richard Caraker},
  year={2012}
}
  • Richard Caraker
  • Published 2012
  • Computer Science
  • A friend of mine living in Japan was cooking a dish that required a gas canister. The Japanese word for it gasu bombe was not part of his linguistic repertoire, so at the supermarket he roughly described the object to the clerk as ‘a round metal can, not so big, and used for cooking.” Round-a-bout descriptions like this are commonplace among speakers trying to communicate in a second language (L2). What are normally smooth transitions from one word and idea to the next are interrupted by gaps… CONTINUE READING
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