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AAAL American Association for Applied Linguistics (

AaO Age at Onset

AoA Age on Arrival

ALM — Audiolingual Method

Acquisition Process of acquiring language, usually used to distinguish from “learning.” Acquisition occurs at any time. Learning occurs in classroom. Krashen made this distinction initially.

Affective filter A condition of low anxiety and nondefensiveness that permits one to acquire a language Stephen Krashen’s Monitor Model of SLA.

Alternative assessment

Assessment Strategies

Audiolingualism Dialogues were memorized, drills for practicing verb forms and sentence structures, imitation, repitition, reinforcement

Authentic assessment Assessment that allows students to assess/evaluate themselves, understand goals/objectives set by teacher, see relevance of activities, incorporate their interests, be observed by teachers over a period of time.


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January 24, 2010 at 9:29 pm

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