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Practice in Second Language Instruction

  1. Robert Dekeyser,
  2. Raquel Criado

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0925

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Dekeyser, R. and Criado, R. 2012. Practice in Second Language Instruction. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


The belief that practice is needed in order to achieve mastery in different skills (driving a car, playing the piano, sewing, cooking, etc.) is shared by laypeople and specialists alike.


  • bilingualism;
  • language in the classroom;
  • second language acquisition