The effectiveness of explicit grammar instruction for the young foreign language learner : a classroom-based experimental study

@inproceedings{Hanan2015TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of explicit grammar instruction for the young foreign language learner : a classroom-based experimental study},
  author={Rowena E. Hanan},
  year={2015}
}
Within the input-poor foreign language classroom, opportunities to draw on implicit learning mechanisms are limited. Yet little research has explored the effectiveness of explicit instruction for young learners. The current study investigated the extent to which English learners of L2 German (aged 9-11) benefitted from instruction on accusative case-marking (den) for masculine definite articles in German, a problematic feature for L1 English learners due to a reliance on word order when… CONTINUE READING