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    Default Hello, ESL specialist. I need your help for a term in ESL theory.

    Hi, I actually struggle with a meaning of "negotiate with someone" in a classroom context.
    I know its literal meaning. However, I have no idea how to interpret "negotiate" in this situation.
    I have been reading a book related to ESL teaching. I've encounterd the expression "students negotiating with teachers or more capable learners" in the explanation part for ZPD(Zone of Proximal Development). What does this mean? Apart from this occation, I've seen this word so many times while studing all kinds of ESL or EFL references. It is used with the word "students" ; Students negotiate with someone. Could you please explain it in layman's terms?

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    Default Re: Hello, ESL specialist. I need your help for a term in ESL theory.

    Quote Originally Posted by fullupkorea View Post
    Hi, I actually struggle with a meaning of "negotiate with someone" in a classroom context.
    I know its literal meaning. However, I have no idea how to interpret "negotiate" in this situation.
    I have been reading a book related to ESL teaching. I've encounterd the expression "students negotiating with teachers or more capable learners" in the explanation part for ZPD(Zone of Proximal Development). What does this mean? Apart from this occation, I've seen this word so many times while studing all kinds of ESL or EFL references. It is used with the word "students" ; Students negotiate with someone. Could you please explain it in layman's terms?
    It would be far more useful to include a full sentence with a context, given that you already know what "negotiate with someone" means.
    You seem to be studying Krashen, so it probably has something to do with a student proposing a meaning, and another student or teacher modifying their understanding, and the first student deciding whether he accepts the new meaning, etc.

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