Sociocultural theory and the language classroom

Authored by: Eduardo Negueruela-Azarola , Próspero N. García

The Routledge Handbook of English Language Teaching

Print publication date:  May  2016
Online publication date:  May  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415747394
eBook ISBN: 9781315676203
Adobe ISBN: 9781317384472

10.4324/9781315676203.ch21

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Abstract

The present chapter reviews theoretical and pedagogical insights in the field of ELT inspired by Vygotsky’s (1986) research on the relationship between thinking and speaking and by consequent research into second language acquisition (SLA) from a sociocultural theory (SCT) perspective (Negueruela-Azarola, 2003; Lantolf and Thorne, 2006). From this, we examine the teaching of conceptual thinking in the ELT classroom, grounded in the idea that language learning is a transformative activity.

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