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Neurolinguistic Approach: A Brain-friendly Paradigm
University of Tsukuba, Japan
The neurolinguistic approach is a new paradigm for the effective acquisition
of communication skills in learning a second or foreign language
(Germain & Netten, 2011). We will demonstrate the following information
processing principles: creation of an implicit skill over explicit knowledge,
development of a virtuous circle (a positive feedback loop) from oral to reading to writing and back to oral skills, emphasis on meaning rather than form, 100% authentic use of language and communication situations, and the importance of the transfer-appropriate processing principle (or TAP). This presentation has the
potential risk of turning common ideas about teaching upside-down.