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108: L.G. Alexander, Bottom-up Vs Top-down Organisation, and Critical Language Learning

The TEFLology Podcast

Release Date: 02/17/2021

Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters.

In this episode, Matt talks about contributions of L.G. Alexander, Rob leads a discussion about top-down and bottom-up approaches to curriculum design and organisation, and Matt shares a news story about critical language learning. 


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Information about L.G. Alexander here - https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/research/collections/elt_archive/halloffame/louis_alexander/biography/ 

The news story that Matt referred to here - https://www.languagemagazine.com/2020/10/16/state-dept-promotes-critical-language-learning/ 

A source Rob use here - http://espeap.junis.ni.ac.rs/index.php/espeap/article/view/999?fbclid=IwAR3VvkTmgMWUufvdsEzO9oMQ64n0BYYNfOgFSvspjJZoFXva9JNBF-e2-HU 

This episode was recorded remotely online via Zencastr. 

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