The Four Strands
Applying the principles of the Four Strands ensures that you are benefitting from a balance of learning opportunities with a language course. After going through the posts and videos below you will have a very good understanding of how to identify learning potential in materials for yourself as a language learner or for your students if you are a teacher. You will know how to plan a language course so that you or your learners will benefit from a range of learning opportunities.
All the ideas below are from Paul Nation’s work, which can be found in his books mentioned on his web page here.
Hover your mouse over the posts below to access them. There are YouTube videos for each (and YouKu videos for those of your in Mainland China).