Scaffolded Language Emergence in the Classroom

The model depicts a dynamic understanding of learning. The swirling vortex suggests that learning is an emergent, non-linear process that comes forth in response to a multitude of affordances, a term created by the psychologist Gibson to refer to features of the learner's environment that lead the learner towards new knowledge, understandings and perspectives.

On this page you can read about the following learning methods:

  • The Natural Approach
  • Second Language Aquisition
  • SGAV Methodology

This webpage provides you some information about the learning approach that has tentatively been named: Scaffolded Language Ermergence (SLE), which has been under development for over ten years at the FTSK.

On the page entitled: The Natural Approach, you will find out something about the teaching approach developed in the 1980's by Steven Krashen that was just one of a number of sources of inspiration for SLE. In the section entitled: “Second Language Aquisition,” you can find a list of methods that can be used to teach languages in a dynamic way.

The videos you find in the "Example" section show you how SLE is being applied in language courses at the FTSK.

The Structo-Global Audio-Visual methodology (SGAV) is another approach similar to Kiraly´s SLE in the Classroom.

Feel free to browse through the various subpages and look at the videos and references we have uploaded for you.