ESL Term:

Get it Right in the End

ESL/EFL Glossary: A Guide to applied linguistics terminology.


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get it right in the end: This view of language teaching is similar to 'teach what is teachable'.   Learners will acquire most language naturally, and they should be exposed to meaningful, comprehensible input from the beginning. However, there are some things that won't be acquired such as language where there is transfer from a learner's first language.  In these cases, it is approriate to offer some corrective feedback and study some linguistic forms, although this focus does not have to involve explicit explanations of language grammar and rules.