Teaching for transfer works toward making the student autonomous at transferring language learning targets student transfer, i.e. the student being able to transfer language knowledge on his own to support subsequent language learning. In a school setting, the teacher can either spontaneously seize opportunities in the midst of classroom interaction or deliberately plan for learning activities that foster the transfer of language learning.
When planning for explicit instruction, the teacher engages in a recurrent Cycle of Teaching for Transfer of Language Learning.
Below is a representation of the Cycle of Teaching for Transfer of Language Learning, which is intended to help teachers integrate Teaching for Transfer into their daily teaching practices.
Cycle of Teaching for the Transfer of Language Learning
Click on each component of the cycle to find useful examples, video excerpts and templates.