What Works - Helping Students Reach Native-Like Second-Language Competence from the Coalition of Distinguished Language Centers. The purpose of this book is two-fold. First, the Coalition of Distinguished Language Centers wants to make a statement that bringing students to high levels of foreign language proficiency in the United States (and even elsewhere) can be done. Second, the CDLC wants to show how it can be done, based on decades of combined success of its members.
The articles in this book present a "smorgasbord" of practices focusing on what must be taught if students are to reach a level approximating the native speaker. The "recipes" for developing high-level proficiency contained in this book represent successful practices that in some cases have been used for more than twenty years.
Paperback, 118 pages.