Session 1: References on How does someone learn a new language?


Bailey, F. & Pransky, K. (2013). “Implications and Applications of the Latest Brain Research for English Language Learners and Teachers”. Webinar provided by TESOL International Association.

Bialystok, E., & Hakuta, K. (1994). In other words: The science and psychology of second-language acquisition. New York: Basic Books.

Chomsky, N. (1959). Review of “Verbal Behavior” by B.F. Skinner. Language, 35, pp 26–58.

Collier, V.P.  & Thomas, W.P. (2004). The astounding effectiveness of dual language education for all. NABE Journal of Research and Practice (2)1. Downloaded from: 

Collier, V.P. (1989). How long? A synthesis of research on academic achievement in a second language. TESOL Quarterly (23)3, pp. 509-31.

Creese, A., & Blackledge, A. (2010). Translanguaging in the bilingual classroom: A pedagogy for learning and teaching?. The Modern Language Journal, 94(1), 103-115.

Cummins, J. (2000). Language, power, and pedagogy. Bilingual children in the crossfire.  Clevedon, England: Multilingual Matters.

García, O., & Wei, L. (2013). Translanguaging: Language, bilingualism and education. Palgrave Macmillan.

Genesee, F. (2007). A short guide to raising children bilingually. Multilingual Living Magazine. Downloaded from: %20Children%20Bilingually.pd

Hakuta, K., Bialystok, E. & Wiley, E. (2003). Critical evidence: A test of the critical-period hypothesis for second-Language acquisition. Psychological Science. (14)1, pp. 31-38.

Krashen, S. (1977). Some issues relating to the monitor model. In H. D. Brown, C. A. Yorio, & R. H. Crymes (Eds.), On TESOL ’77 (pp. 144–158). Washington, DC: TESOL

Krashen, S. (1981). Second language acquisition and second language learning. New York: Pergamon Available from

Kuhl, P.K. (2010). Brain Mechanisms in Early Language Acquisition. Neuron. 67(5), pp. 713–727.

Lenneberg, E.H. (1967). Biological Foundations of Language. Wiley.

Lightbown, P. M., & Spada, N. (2013). How languages are learned. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Piaget, J. (1951/1946). Play dreams, and imitation in childhood.  New York: Norton. (Originally published as La formation du symbole chez l’enfant. Neuchâtel: Delchaux et Niestlé.)

Reyes, S. A., & Vallone, T. L. (2008). Constructivist strategies for teaching English language learners. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Skinner, B. F. (1957). Verbal behavior. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts.

Swain, M. (1985). Communicative competence: Some roles of comprehensible input and comprehensible output in its development. In S. Gass & C. Madden (Eds.), Input in second language acquisition (pp. 235–253). Rowley, MA: Newbury House.

Vygotsky, L. S. (1978). Mind in society. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.