Reblogged from the German SLA blog “Foreign Language Education in the 21st Century”:
Wolfgang Butzkamm has long been an advocate of what he calls ‘enlightened monolingualism’, calling for language teachers to draw on the conscious and sub-conscious systemic and lexical L1 knowledge of their foreign language learners. In this guest post on , he showcases one of the techniques described in his 2009 book “The Bilingual Reform” which was reviewed by CLERA’s Elisabeth Wielander in “Für Sie gelesen”, Info-DAF 38 (2/3), April/Juni 2011, 181-183 (available for download here).
Butzkamm, Wolfgang & Caldwell, John A.W. (2009). The Bilingual Reform. A Paradigm Shift in Foreign Language Teaching. Tübingen: Narr.