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Advanced Language Proficiency Bibliography
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Concept-based Instruction: Teaching Grammar in an Intermediate-Advanaced Spanish L2 University Classroom
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CALPER Working Paper No. 3 <br> This paper focuses on the quality of the grammatical knowledge that is presented to learners in the classroom setting and how teachers can promote the appropriation of such knowledge by students. The approach proposed by the authors is predicated on the Vygotskyan principle that schooled instruction is about learners' internalizing and developing control over theoretical concepts that are explicitly and coherently presented to them.

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Dynamic Assessment and the Problem of Validity in the L2 Classroom
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CALPER Working Paper No. 10 <br> This paper begins with the premise that classroom-based assessment often carries high stakes for teachers and learners but that the important matter of validating these assessments has not been fully addressed in the literature. The author argues that the work of L.S. Vygotsky and his colleagues, through the dynamic model of assessment, offers a principled approach to integrating teaching and assessment as well as a theoretical framework for reflections on the validity of this activity.

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