World Language Classroom

Common Ground. Why this book? Why Now?

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Episode notes

In this episode I’m beginning my series on exploring Common Ground: Second Language Acquisition Theory Goes to the Classroom by Maris Hawkins and Florencia Henshaw. There will be 5 episodes total between now and the end of October.  Today we take a general look at why this book, why now, why I am such a fan. 

Topics in the episode:

  • Why this book? Why now?  
  • Why I’m a fan of the Hawkins and Henshaw.  
  • How the book is set up.
  • What to look for in the upcoming episodes devoted to Common Ground.
  • Making the discussion interactive on Twitter with Joshua (@wlcalssoom), Maris Hawkins (@Marishawkins) and Florencia Henshaw (@Prof_F_Henshaw). 

Get your own copy of Common Ground.  Hackett Publishing has generously offered a 25% discount when you use the code WLC2022.

**The 25% off discount code can be used for any book through the end of December, 2022.  Hackett publishes several intermediate language-learning textbooks in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Latin, and Classical Greek. New releases include Cinema for French Conversation, Cinema for Spanish Conversation, and Les Français.


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