Welcome to the How Languages are Learned companion website. Here you can find resources to use in self-study or teacher-traning groups:
- Sample material from the book
- Discussion Questions
- Supplementary Activities
- Chapter summaries
- COLT Scheme
The contents page of How Languages are Learned.
- Contents fourth edition PDF (96 KB)
Chapter 1 Extract
The first six pages from Chapter 1.
- Chapter 1 Extract fourth edition PDF (145 KB)
The glossary of terms used in the book.
- Glossary fourth edition PDF (204 KB)
Extra activities to supplement the book.
Use these editable PowerPoint presentations to review key points for each chapter.
Questions for Reflection
Questions from the end of each chapter to personalise learning.
- Questions for Reflection fourth edtion PDF (53 KB)
Use these questions in group work to stimulate critical thinking on the key points of each chapter.
Patsy Lightbown and Nina Spada on How Languages are Learned.
Patsy Lightbown and Nina Spada on How Languages are Learned, fourth edition.
Patsy Lightbown and Nina Spada, authors of How Languages are Learned, talk about what inspired them to write their best-selling book and what they find most interesting about second language research.