Language Teaching Research and Language Pedagogy

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Author: Rod Ellis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144433610X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 387

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This book examines current research centered on the second language classroom and the implications of this research for both the teaching and learning of foreign languages. It offers illuminating insights into the important relationship between research and teaching, and the inherent complexities of the teaching and learning of foreign languages in classroom settings. Offers an accessible overview of a range of research on instruction and learning in the L2 classroom Bridges the relationship between research, teachers, and learners Helps evolve the practice of dedicated current language teachers with research findings that suggest best practices for language teaching

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.

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.

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.

Task-based Language Learning and Teaching

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Author: Rod Ellis

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.

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.

International Handbook of English Language Teaching

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Author: Jim Cummins,Chris Davison

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387463011

Category: Education

Page: 1201

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This two volume handbook provides a comprehensive examination of policy, practice, research and theory related to English Language Teaching in international contexts. More than 70 chapters highlight the research foundation for best practices, frameworks for policy decisions, and areas of consensus and controversy in second language acquisition and pedagogy. The Handbook provides a unique resource for policy makers, educational administrators, and researchers concerned with meeting the increasing demand for effective English language teaching. It offers a strongly socio-cultural view of language learning and teaching. It is comprehensive and global in perspective with a range of fresh new voices in English language teaching research.

Transformative Language Teaching and Learning

Three International Teacher Education Studies

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Author: Patrick Farren

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783034317184

Category: Education

Page: 466

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This book follows three collaborative inquiry studies carried out by the author with other foreign language educators in Ireland, the UK and the US. The studies focus on the ongoing interaction between educators, student-teachers and language learners, and the project's aim is to examine the impact of 'transformative pedagogy'.

Aspects of Language Teaching

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Author: H. G. Widdowson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194371285

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 213

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Professor Widdowson provides a critical review of the most prominent issues in language teaching today - among them the relevance of theoretical enquiry to practical pedagogy, and the relationship between grammar and discourse in communicative language teaching. He relates these issues to general perspectives on the nature of language and language learning.

Fundamental Concepts of Language Teaching

Historical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Applied Linguistic Research

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Author: H. H. Stern,Hans Heinrich Stern,Elaine E. Tarone,Hilde Stern,George Yule

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194370653

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 582

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Professor Stern puts applied linguistics research into its historical and interdisciplinary perspective. He gives an authoritative survey of past developments worldwide and establishes a set of guidelines for the future. There are six parts: Clearing the Ground, Historical Perspectives, Concepts of Language, Concepts of Society, Concepts of Language Learning, and Concepts of Language Teaching.