Language Teaching Research and Language Pedagogy

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Author: Rod Ellis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118291379

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 387

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This book examines current research centered on the second languageclassroom and the implications of this research for both theteaching and learning of foreign languages. It offers illuminatinginsights into the important relationship between research andteaching, and the inherent complexities of the teaching andlearning of foreign languages in classroom settings. Offers an accessible overview of a range of research oninstruction and learning in the L2 classroom Bridges the relationship between research, teachers, andlearners Helps evolve the practice of dedicated current languageteachers with research findings that suggest best practices forlanguage teaching

Perspectives on Foreign and Second Language Pedagogy

Essays Presented to Kirsten Haastrup on the Occasion of Her Sixtieth Birthday

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Author: Dorte Albrechtsen,Kirsten Haastrup

Publisher: University Press of Southern Denmark

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 304

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This book honours a Danish linguist central to the field of foreign language pedagogy in her country and is arranged in four sections that reflect her interests. The structure of the book is intended to reflect Kirsten Haastrup's research interests and her involvement in pedagogical issues and language policy. It has been divided into four sections: research methods and perspectives, vocabulary acquisition research, pedagogical issues and language policy.

Task-based Language Learning and Teaching

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Author: Rod Ellis,Professor Rod Ellis,Rod

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194421591

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 387

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This book explores the relationship between research, teaching, and tasks, and seeks to clarify the issues raised by recent work in this field. The book shows how research and task-based teaching can mutually inform each other and illuminate the areas of task-based course design, methodology, and assessment. The author brings an accessible style and broad scope to an area of contemporary importance to both SLA and language pedagogy.

A Systems Approach to Language Pedagogy

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Author: Akira Tajino

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811362726

Category: Philosophy

Page: 149

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This volume represents the first attempt in the field of language pedagogy to apply a systems approach to issues in English language education. In the literature of language education, or more specifically, second or foreign language learning and teaching, each topic or issue has often been dealt with independently, and been treated as an isolated item. Taking grammar instruction as an example, grammatical items are often taught in a sequential, step-by-step manner; there has been no “road map” in which the interrelations between the various items are demonstrated. This may be one factor that makes it more difficult for students to learn the language organically. The topics covered in this volume, including language acquisition, pedagogical grammar, and teacher collaboration, are viewed from a holistic perspective. In other words, language pedagogy is approached as a dynamic system of interrelations. In this way, “emergent properties” are expected to manifest. This book is recommended for anyone involved in language pedagogy, including researchers, teachers, and teacher trainers, as well as learners.

Exploring Language Pedagogy through Second Language Acquisition Research

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Author: Rod Ellis,Natsuko Shintani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135136092

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 388

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Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics is a series of introductory level textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, primarily designed for those beginning postgraduate studies, or taking an introductory MA course as well as advanced undergraduates. Titles in the series are also ideal for language professionals returning to academic study. The books take an innovative 'practice to theory' approach, with a 'back-to-front' structure. This leads the reader from real-world problems and issues, through a discussion of intervention and how to engage with these concerns, before finally relating these practical issues to theoretical foundations. Additional features include a glossary of key terms, and discussion questions. Following the back-to-front approach of the series, the book takes problematic issues in language pedagogy as its starting points. These are then examined in terms of second language acquisition. Each chapter begins with a look at the pedagogical proposals found in teacher guides and then asks ‘Do these proposals accord with what we know about how languages are acquired?’ Pedagogical topics covered include teaching methods, syllabus design, explicit instruction, comprehension versus production-based instruction, task-based instruction, authentic materials, the role of the learners’ first language in the classroom, error correction and catering for individual differences. Including a glossary of key terms and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter, and assuming no prior knowledge of second language acquisition, this is the ideal text for all students studying language teaching methods, language teacher education, English teaching methodology and second language acquisition modules in advanced undergraduate and postgraduate/graduate TESOL and Applied Linguistics courses.

Gameful Second and Foreign Language Teaching and Learning

Theory, Research, and Practice

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Author: Jonathon Reinhardt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030047296

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 311

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This book offers a comprehensive examination of the theory, research, and practice of the use of digital games in second and foreign language teaching and learning (L2TL). It explores how to harness the enthusiasm, engagement, and motivation that digital gaming can inspire by adopting a gameful L2TL approach that encompasses game-enhanced, game-informed, and game-based practice. The first part of the book situates gameful L2TL in the global practices of informal learnful L2 gaming and in the theories of play and games which are then applied throughout the discussion of gameful L2TL practice that follows. This includes analysis of practices of digital game-enhanced L2TL design (the use of vernacular, commercial games), game-informed L2TL design (gamification and the general application of gameful principles to L2 pedagogy), and game-based L2TL design (the creation of digital games purposed for L2 learning). Designed as a guide for researchers and teachers, the book also offers fresh insights for scholars of applied linguistics, second language acquisition, L2 pedagogy, computer-assisted language learning (CALL), game studies, and game design that will open pathways to future developments in the field.

Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning

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Author: Eli Hinkel

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131750836X

Category: Education

Page: 514

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Volume III of the Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning, like Volumes I and II, is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of current research into social contexts of second language (L2)/foreign language (FL) teaching and learning; language policy; curriculum; types of instruction; incremental language skills such as listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar; international communication; pragmatics; assessment and testing. It differs from earlier volumes in its main purpose—to provide a more in-depth discussion and detailed focus on the development of the essential language skills required for any type of communication: speaking, listening, reading, vocabulary, grammar, and writing. Volume III preserves continuity with previous volumes in its coverage of all the classical areas of research in L2/FL teaching and learning and applied linguistics, but rather than offering a historical review of disciplinary traditions, it explores innovations and new directions of research, acknowledges the enormous complexity of teaching and learning the essential language abilities, and offers a diversity of perspectives. Chapter authors are all leading authorities in their disciplinary areas. What’s new in Volume III? Updates the prominent areas of research, including the sub-disciplines addressed in Volumes I and II, and represents the disciplinary mainstays Considers and discusses perspectives held by different schools of thought on the what, the how, and the why of teaching foundational language skills, including theories, pedagogical principles, and their implementation in practice Captures new and ongoing developments and trends in the key areas of L2/FL teaching and learning, and innovative research topics that have gained substantial recognition in current publications, including the role of corpora, technology, and digital literacy in L2/FL teaching and learning Examines new trends in language pedagogy and research, such as an increased societal emphasis on teaching academic language for schooling, somewhat contradictory definitions of literacy, and the growing needs for instruction in intercultural communication.

Foreign/second Language Pedagogy Research

A Commemorative Volume for Claus Faerch

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Author: Robert Phillipson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 378

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The focus of this book is on foreign and second language pedagogy research. The 21 articles have been written as a tribute to the memory of Claus Faerch by colleagues and friends in his home country, Denmark, in the rest of Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden) and Finland, in Great Britain, Holland and the Federal Republic of Germany, in Canada, Israel, and the USA. Professionally these scholars span a range of interests: applied linguistics, second language acquisition, foreign language pedagogy, psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics. Some are more concerned with theory, its utility and validity, others with teacher training and more practical aspects of language learning. Most strive to integrate theory with the promotion of good language learning. Some are concerned with the teaching and learning of their mother tongue, whether as the dominant or as an immigrant language, while others teach foreign languages. The book has five sections, each of them concerned with theory and empirical studies. There are sets of articles on applied linguistics in a historical perspective, in the short and longer term; on learner language; on learner strategies and processes; on classroom research; and on the learning of pragmatic and social competence.

Improving Foreign Language Teaching

Towards a research-based curriculum and pedagogy

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Author: Ernesto Macaro,Suzanne Graham,Robert Woore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131767474X

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Improving Foreign Language Teaching provides teachers and teacher trainers with a research-based structure for the effective teaching and assessment of second languages. As well as outlining a model for teacher development, the book identifies and exemplifies eight key principles for effective language learning, which can be used to guide curriculum design and decisions about classroom pedagogy. Improving Foreign Language Teaching also presents practical activities, related materials, and guidance on how student progress can be monitored and recorded. Based on the research of the authors and other international experts, together with the work of a consortium established by the authors and teachers in a range of secondary schools, the book focusses on the development of language skills and communicative competence. It also proposes an assessment system which better reflects how learners progress in language learning than current models. Taking as its starting point the challenge of a curriculum in flux and complex pedagogical approaches, this book offers clear research-informed guidance for effective planning, teaching and learning. It will be essential reading for all those concerned with the improvement of language learning and teaching in the secondary classroom.

Culture in Second Language Teaching and Learning

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Author: Eli Hinkel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521644909

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 250

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This book identifies the many facets of culture that influence second language learners and teachers. The paperback edition identifies the many facets of culture that influence second language learners and teachers. It addresses the impact of culture on learning to interact, speak, construct meaning, and write in a second language, while staying within the sociocultural paradigms specific to a particular language and its speakers. By providing a comprehensive introduction to research from other disciplines on the interaction between language and culture, this volume offers an important contribution to the field of second language acquisition.