Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition
Styles- and Strategies-Based Instruction

Enhancing students’ ability to learn a foreign/second language through styles- and strategies-based instruction (SSBI) is the focus of this institute. SSBI is a learner-centered approach to teaching that enables students to become more effective and efficient foreign language learners by helping them understand and make the most of their own learning styles and strategies. Teachers will also learn about their own strategies as learners as a way to more deeply understand and teach SSBI by frequently putting themselves into learners’ shoes during the course. Participants will create lessons for differentiated instruction with supporting materials and explore ways to incorporate strategies into their own language curricula. During the institute, participants will have an opportunity to apply SSBI according to their own interests—whether directly for classroom instruction or conducting SSBI workshops for teachers. This institute draws extensively from the CARLA publication, Styles-and Strategies-Based Instruction: A Teachers’ Guide. Each teacher will receive a copy of this book as part of the institute.
Jul 17 - Jul 21, 2017
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