Scaffolding Technique: An Approach to Zone of Proximal Development for EFL Learners
Learning EFL tends to require explicit learning inevitably to promote the use of language pattern on basis of native speakers’ models, i.e., American or British English. Many tasks in forms of drills and exercises are adopted to train the learners repeatedly so that they learn the grammatical structure and contextual use by heart. However, such a method cannot guarantee the success in learning new knowledge through completion of the tasks by the learners alone without sufficient assistance from the more skilled individual. The aim of this paper is to describe the characteristics of scaffolding technique and how it can be applied to promote EFL class.
Scaffolding Technique, Zone of Proximal Development, English as a Foreign Language
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