Learning English for School, Relearning it for Life

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Mainstream approaches to second language acquisition are outdated. They perpetuate the idea that mastery of a foreign language equals speaking and writing it like native speakers do. It is questionable whether this goal is achievable, even more questionable whether it is desirable. Do students really need to sterilize their output in the foreign language, to remove their own footprint, their accent, personality, and linguacultural heritage when communicating via a foreign language? In short, is it really the case that […]