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Technology and Strategy Instruction
The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching
  • Jim Ranalli, Iowa State University
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Since the 1970s, one strand of second language (L2) pedagogy has been concerned with imparting behaviors and techniques to learners that they can use independently to improve their learning and use of the target language. This strand, known as strategy instruction (SI), has faced a number of challenges including overdependence on teachers for instruction, competition for space in already crowded syllabuses, and the need to provide individualized practice and feedback on strategy use. This entry explores recent efforts to harness digital technologies in support of SI initiatives.


"This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Ranalli, J. (2018). Technology and strategy instruction. In Liontas, J. (Ed.), The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."

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Jim Ranalli. "Technology and Strategy Instruction" The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching (2018)
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