Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN 2211-7245
  • E-ISSN: 2211-7253
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Language teaching follows trends in theory of second language development (SLD). In recent years, a dynamic, usage-based (DUB) approach to SLD has gotten theoretical foothold. With DUB principles in mind, a teaching program was developed for teaching Dutch as a second language (L2), where authentic input stood central. The program was based on a popular Dutch movie and has been applied in a foreign language context, working with advanced, German learners of L2 Dutch at the University of Münster (Germany). In an exploratory study, we examined what effect the program had on students´ motivation and general language proficiency. Results indicate that students appreciated the method in several ways (learning, motivation) and that they showed a significant increase in language proficiency. The aim of this report is to provide supported ideas for engaging and effective L2 teaching.


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