Hi, I’m Chris Stolz. This blog examines second language acquisition (SLA) issues, ideas, and methods.
The entries on this blog fall into our categories:
a) data-based analyses of ideas, studies, comments, etc.
b) speculation, where I think aloud, connecting my varied reading and reflection with SLA issues, etc.
c) specific suggestions for language teachers
I do not respond to personal attacks, straw-man arguments, arguments not based in SLA data, racist homophobic sexist etc language. Claims made for SLA are backed by research; if I am missing something, please let me know; I criticise practices and ideas, not people.
I do not receive money or payment of any sort for any products or services I recommend. Recommendations for products and services from me are based on personal experience (was I able to make it work?) and product/service alignment with S.L.A. research and proven best practices.