What IS the skill involved in 2nd language acquisition?

Pop psychologist Malcolm Gladwell popularized the ‘10,000 hour rule’ for building competency and skill in a chosen activity when he wrote his popular book, Outliers. Recently at the American Council of Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL)‘s 2016 annual conference in Boston, I crystallized my sense of how second-language classes in schools should operate.  Often these foreign language classes are… Read More What IS the skill involved in 2nd language acquisition?