Meaningful Interaction: Theory & Language Acquisition


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The following activity in an English language learning class illustrates the application of the theory of meaningful interaction:

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1. The main point of applying meaningful interaction strategies in a language learning classroom is:

2. A teacher gives her students the chance to chat once a week freely about any topic they want. While students talk, the teacher catches students saying s/he don't. The following is what the teacher can say afterwards:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this worksheet/quiz, you'll be quizzed on meaningful interaction in language learning. Key subjects include how to apply the theory of meaningful interaction in an English language learning class and the goal for this type of approach to instruction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about these areas:

  • What a teacher can do about grammar mistakes during peer-to-peer talking time
  • Meaningful interaction example with the student-to-material strategy
  • Certain type of encouragement for students on field trips

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on meaningful interaction in language learning, including the main goal for this kind of classroom instruction
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the foundation of meaningful interaction for English language learners
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about an example of meaningful interaction that uses a student-to-material strategy

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this theory with the lesson titled Meaningful Interaction: Theory & Language Acquisition. These key points will be covered:

  • A common speaking activity for English language learners
  • Development of communicative competence among students
  • Meaningful interaction strategies with student-to-teacher interaction
  • The use of 'free talk'