Reading List

We are posting this reading list for those who are coming to the Workshop. You may not have time to read all of them, or even most of them, but if you can, try to read one or two. I think it would be very helpful to get comments in order to guide us in our choice. Which of the suggestions have you read and what did you think about it?


Asher, James J. Learning Another Language Through Actions.
Los Gatos, CA: Sky Oaks Productions, Inc. 2000.

Burgess, Dave. Teach Like a Pirate.
San Diego, CA: Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. 2012
ISBN: 978-0-9882176-0-7

Coyle, Daniel. The Talent Code.
New York: Bantam Dell. 2009.
ISBN: 978-0-553-80684-7

Dweck, Carol. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.

Dulay, Heidi, Marina Burt, and Stephen Krashen. Language Two.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.
ISBN: 0-19-502553-9

Ellis, Rod. Second Language Acquisition.
Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. 1997.

Gladwell, Malcolm. Outliers.
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2008.
ISBN: 978-0-316-01792-3

Jensen, Eric. Introduction to Brain-Compatible Learning.
San Diego: The Brain Store, Inc., 1998.
ISBN: 1-890460-00-1

Krashen, Stephen and Tracy D. Terrell.
The Natural Approach: Language Acquisition in the Classroom.
Prentice Hall, 1983.

Krashen, Stephen. The Input Hypothesis.
ISBN: 1-56492-089-5

Krashen, Stephen. Foreign Language Education: The Easy Way.
Culver City, CA: Language Education Associates. 1997.
ISBN: 0-9652808-3-7

Lightbown, Patsy and Nina Spada. How Languages Are Learned.
Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 0-19437169-7

Moeller, Aleidine. Keeping It in the Target Language.
MultiTasks, MultiSkills, MultiConnections, 2013 Report of the CSCTFL. Richmond, VA: Robert Terry, 2013.

Ray, Blaine and Contee Seely. Fluency Through TPR Storytelling, Seventh Edition.
Berkeley, CA: Command Performance Language Institute, 2015.

Sousa, Dr. David A. How the Brain Learns.
Reston, VA: The National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1995.

Sousa, Dr. David A. How the Brain Learns. Second Edition.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc., 2001.
ISBN: 0-7619-7765-1

Swain, Merrill.
Output and Beyond to Dialogue: A Review of Merrill Swain’s Current Approach to SLA.
JALT Publications. The Language Teacher – Issue 21.9, September 1997.

There are 3 comments

  1. Judith

    Excellent question. Of course these are still valid and important. I may ask around for some other suggestions. I would add Thinking: Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. It’s very important for understanding what the process of Language Acquisition actually looks like.

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