Researching Second Language Classrooms

Researching Second Language Classrooms
Author: Sandra Lee Mckay
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN: 9781138129542
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Researching Second Language Classrooms Book Excerpt:

This bk provides resources&information teachers can use to examine their own classrooms in order to become more effective teachers.A general introduction introduces readers to major research purposes&types as it relates to classroom research.The book is

Blending Technologies in Second Language Classrooms

Blending Technologies in Second Language Classrooms
Author: Don Hinkelman
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2018-02-01
ISBN: 1137536861
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blending Technologies in Second Language Classrooms Book Excerpt:

This book analyses the classroom blending of face-to-face and online technologies in the teaching and learning of second languages. Its theoretical framework integrates the rapidly changing and developing fields of both applied linguistics and computer-assisted language learning (CALL). It examines such themes as the normalization of the computer and the rise of mobile devices, the development of open educational resources, flipped learning, gamification, and the increased focus on communication and problem-solving tasks in class. The author illustrates how the design or ‘bricolage’ of blended learning is part of a radical shift in our conceptualisation of the learning environment. Building on the framework established in its first edition, this book will appeal to teachers-in-training, scholars and practitioners of second language education.

Teaching Grammar in Second Language Classrooms

Teaching Grammar in Second Language Classrooms
Author: Hossein Nassaji,Sandra S. Fotos
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2011-03-17
ISBN: 113696603X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Grammar in Second Language Classrooms Book Excerpt:

Recent SLA research recognizes the necessity of attention to grammar and demonstrates that form-focused instruction is especially effective when it is incorporated into a meaningful communicative context. Designed specifically for second-language teachers, this text identifies and explores the various options for integrating a focus on grammar and a focus on communication in classroom contexts and offers concrete examples of teaching activities for each option. Each chapter includes a description of the option, its theoretical and empirical background, examples of activities illustrating in a non-technical manner how it can be implemented in the classroom, questions for reflection, and a list of useful resources that teachers can consult for further information.

New Perspectives on CALL for Second Language Classrooms

New Perspectives on CALL for Second Language Classrooms
Author: Sandra Fotos,Charles M. Browne
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN: 1135628475
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Perspectives on CALL for Second Language Classrooms Book Excerpt:

This practical handbook is designed to help language teachers, teacher trainers, and students learn more about their options for using computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and develop an understanding of the theory and research supporting these options. The chapters in New Perspectives on CALL for Second Language Classrooms synthesize previous CALL theory and research and describe practical applications to both second and foreign language classrooms, including procedures for evaluating these applications. The implementation of CALL at the institutional level is also addressed, with attention to designing multimedia language laboratories and creating collaborative CALL-based projects between educational institutions. Although many chapters locate their descriptions of CALL activities and projects within the ESL/EFL setting, the principles and activities described are equally useful for other language settings. The book does not require prior knowledge of CALL, computers, or software. To assist readers, a glossary of CALL terms and an appendix of CALL Web sites are provided. The book also has its own accompanying Web site (http://www.erlbaum.com/callforL2classrooms) presenting chapter abstracts, author contact information, and regularly updated links to pedagogical, research, and teacher development sites. By integrating theoretical issues, research findings, and practical guidelines on different aspects of CALL, this book offers teachers multiple levels of resources for their own professional development, for needs-based creation of specific CALL activities, for curriculum design, and for implementation of institutional and inter-institutional CALL projects.

Reflective Teaching in Second Language Classrooms

Reflective Teaching in Second Language Classrooms
Author: Jack C. Richards,Charles Lockhart
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 233
Release: 1994-03-25
ISBN: 052145803X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reflective Teaching in Second Language Classrooms Book Excerpt:

Reflective Teaching in Second Language Classrooms introduces teachers to ways of exploring and reflecting upon their classroom experiences, using a carefully structured approach to self-observation and self-evaluation. Teachers are encouraged to collect data about their own teaching; to examine their attitudes, beliefs, and assumptions; and then to use the information obtained as a basis for critical reflection on teaching practices. The approach is not linked to a particular method, but rather can be applied to a variety of approaches and teaching situations. Each chapter includes thought-provoking questions and activities appropriate for group discussion or self-study.

Second Language Classroom Research

Second Language Classroom Research
Author: Jacquelyn Schachter,Susan M. Gass
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN: 1135450455
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Second Language Classroom Research Book Excerpt:

In an attempt to fill the gap left by the many published studies on classroom second language research, this book explores a variety of human, social, and political issues involved in the carrying out of such studies. Many journals are chock-full of the results of classroom research, with evidence to support one claim or another about the efficacy of one teaching method or another. Many textbooks are replete with statistical procedures to be used, and with experimental designs to fit varying situations. Too often overlooked in these treatments are the human, social, and political issues involved in carrying out research in classrooms that are not one's own. What are the problems going to be when one attempts work such as this? What does one do on discovering that an administrator's agenda is different than one had thought? What does one do when a teacher resents intrusions into her classroom? This book offers a view on those kinds of issues, as presented and managed by successful classroom researchers themselves. The authors present their own experiences including, on occasion, their trials and tribulations and how they dealt with them. They lay themselves open to criticism in doing so, but they make their contributions much the richer as well. The classroom contexts extend to different countries, and range from elementary schools to universities. Some of the issues presented are: * the necessarily collaborative nature of the research; * the question of meshing pedagogically sound and experimentally acceptable practices; * the often strong possibility that political and social decisions will interrupt the research; * the perennial question of reporting out the results; and * the training of graduate student researchers.

Silence in the Second Language Classroom

Silence in the Second Language Classroom
Author: J. King
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2013-10-31
ISBN: 1137301481
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silence in the Second Language Classroom Book Excerpt:

Why are second language learners in Japan's universities so silent? This book investigates the perplexing but intriguing phenomenon of classroom silence and draws on ideas from psychology, sociolinguistics and anthropology to offer a unique insight into the reasons why some learners are either unable or unwilling to speak in a foreign language.

Error Correction in the Foreign Language Classroom

Error Correction in the Foreign Language Classroom
Author: Mirosław Pawlak
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-08-13
ISBN: 3642384366
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Error Correction in the Foreign Language Classroom Book Excerpt:

The book aims to dispel some of the myths surrounding the place of oral and written error correction in language education by providing an exhaustive and up-to-date account of issues involved in this area, taking the stance that the provision of corrective feedback constitutes an integral part of form-focused instruction. This account places an equal emphasis on the relevant theoretical claims, the most recent research findings and everyday pedagogical concerns, particularly as they apply to the teaching of additional languages in the foreign language setting. The book will be of relevance and significance not only to specialists in the field of second language acquisition, but also to graduate and doctoral students carrying out research in the area of form-focused instruction and error correction. Many parts of the volume will also be of considerable interest and utility to teachers of foreign languages at different educational levels.

Production oriented and Comprehension based Grammar Teaching in the Foreign Language Classroom

Production oriented and Comprehension based Grammar Teaching in the Foreign Language Classroom
Author: Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak,Mirosław Pawlak
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2012-03-02
ISBN: 3642208568
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Production oriented and Comprehension based Grammar Teaching in the Foreign Language Classroom Book Excerpt:

The book addresses one of the key controversies in teaching foreign language grammar, which is the utility of production-oriented instruction, as exemplified in the PPP sequence, and comprehension-based teaching, as implemented in interpretation tasks and processing instruction. It provides a thorough overview of issues related to learning and teaching grammar, with a particular focus on input-oriented approaches, and reports the findings of four studies which sought to compare their effects with instruction based on different forms of output practice. The findings serve as a basis for guidelines on how the two options can be successfully combined in the classroom

Language Classrooms and Computers

Language  Classrooms and Computers
Author: Peter Scrimshaw
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2002-09-11
ISBN: 1134885407
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Language Classrooms and Computers Book Excerpt:

The contributors use teachers' accounts together with their own research to examine how the use of computers in school can affect the ways in which children learn and teachers teach.

Toward a Reconceptualization of Second Language Classroom Assessment

Toward a Reconceptualization of Second Language Classroom Assessment
Author: Matthew E. Poehner,Ofra Inbar-Lourie
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2020-02-03
ISBN: 3030350819
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toward a Reconceptualization of Second Language Classroom Assessment Book Excerpt:

This book responds to the call for praxis in L2 education by documenting recent and ongoing projects around the world that see partnership with classroom teachers as the essential driver for continuing to develop both classroom assessment practice and conceptual frameworks of assessment in support of teaching and learning. Taken together, these partnerships shape the language assessment literacy, the knowledge and skills required for theorizing and conducting assessment activities, of both practitioners and researchers. While united by their orientation to praxis, the chapters offer considerable diversity with regard to languages taught, learner populations included (varying in age and proficiency level), specific innovations covered, research methods employed, and countries in which the work was conducted. As a whole, the book presents a way of engaging in research with practitioners that is likely to stimulate interest among not only language assessment scholars but also those studying second language education and language teacher education as well as language teaching professionals themselves.

The Foreign Language Classroom

The Foreign Language Classroom
Author: Margaret A Haggstrom,Leslie Z. Morgan,Joseph A. Wieczorek
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 300
Release: 1995-08-01
ISBN: 1136753214
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Foreign Language Classroom Book Excerpt:

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Critical Reflection and the Foreign Language Classroom

Critical Reflection and the Foreign Language Classroom
Author: Terry Osborn
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2005-03-01
ISBN: 1607524791
Category: Language and languages
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Reflection and the Foreign Language Classroom Book Excerpt:

This book introduces pre-service and in-service foreign language teachers to the basic concepts of critical educational study as applied to the sociological position occupied by foreign language education in the United States. Although contemporary foreign language teachers typically know about second language acquisition and instructional methodology, they are not prepared to understand issues of power in relation to, for example, language variety, language status, and education. The author addresses issues such as the supposed "failure" of foreign language education, the educational filter role played by language classes, the concept of foreignness as seen in national standards, language curricula and textbooks, and the implications of these issues in terms of power relationships and cultural mediation both in and out of the classroom. The reader is encouraged to analyze the forms of cultural struggle which can be found within the foreign language classrooms of the United States including the likely impact those struggles have on members of the dominant and subordinate cultures. Teachers are led through the development of skills in critical reflection and pedagogical application geared to social justice.

Second and Foreign Language Learning Through Classroom Interaction

Second and Foreign Language Learning Through Classroom Interaction
Author: Joan Kelly Hall,Lorrie Stoops Verplaetse
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2000-06-01
ISBN: 1135660743
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Second and Foreign Language Learning Through Classroom Interaction Book Excerpt:

This volume brings together the current theoretical interest in reconceptualizing second and foreign language learning from a sociocultural perspective on language and learning, with practical concerns about second and foreign language pedagogy. It presents a set of studies whose focus is on the empirical description of particular practices constructed in classroom interaction that promote the learning of a second or foreign language. The authors examine in detail the processes by which the learning of additional languages is accomplished in the interaction of a variety of classrooms and in a variety of languages. Not only will the findings from the studies reported in this volume help to lay a foundation for the development of a more expansive, sociocultural model of second and foreign language learning, but on a more practical level they will help language educators in creating a set of principles for identifying and sustaining classroom interactional practices that foster additional language development. The volume is distinguished in three ways: * Following a Vygotskyan perspective on development, the studies assume that language learning is a fundamentally pragmatic enterprise, intrinsically linked to language use. This breaks from a more traditional understanding of second and foreign language learning, which has viewed learning and use as two distinct phenomena. The importance of classroom interaction to additional language development is foregrounded. * The investigations reported in this book are distinguished by their methodological approach. Because language learning is assumed to be a situated, context-sensitive, and dynamic process, the studies do not rely on traditional experimental methods for collecting and analyzing data, but rather, they involve primarily the use of ethnographic and discourse analytic methods. * The studies focus on interactional practices that promote second and foreign language learning. Although a great deal of research has examined first language learning in classrooms from a sociocultural perspective, little has looked at second and foreign language classrooms from such a perspective. Thus there is a strong need for this volume of studies addressing this area of research. Researchers, teacher educators, and graduate students across the fields of second and foreign language learning, applied linguistics, and language education will find this book informative and relevant. Because of the programmatic implications arising from the studies, it will also appeal to teacher educators and teachers of second and foreign languages from the elementary to the university levels.

Classroom Based Evaluation in Second Language Education

Classroom Based Evaluation in Second Language Education
Author: Fred Genesee,John A. Upshur
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 285
Release: 1996-08-13
ISBN: 0521566819
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classroom Based Evaluation in Second Language Education Book Excerpt:

Classroom-based Evaluation in Second Language Education has been written to help foreign and second language educators in planning and carrying out effective and comprehensive evaluations in their classrooms. The book emphasizes the value of classroom-based assessment as a tool for improving both teaching and learning. The presentation is non-technical and does not require a specialized background in psychometrics, statistics, or research. The suggested assessment procedures are useful for a broad range of proficiency levels, teaching situations, and instructional approaches. Preview questions and follow-up activities assist the reader in applying the material discussed in each chapter.

Integrating the Digital Humanities into the Second Language Classroom

Integrating the Digital Humanities into the Second Language Classroom
Author: Melinda A. Cro
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2020-03-02
ISBN: 162616777X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating the Digital Humanities into the Second Language Classroom Book Excerpt:

Second language classrooms provide unique opportunities for intellectual growth, cognitive skill development, and cultural exchange. In Integrating the Digital Humanities into the Second Language Classroom, Melinda A. Cro makes the case for bringing the digital humanities (DH) into that sphere, strengthening students’ language skills while furthering their critical thinking and research abilities. Written as a practical guide for language instructors new to DH, Cro addresses practitioners’ most common questions: What are the benefits of DH for language learning in particular? How can DH be used at different levels of instruction? What types of DH tools are out there, and what kinds of knowledge must students and teachers bring to the table? Integrating the Digital Humanities into the Second Language Classroom is filled with real-world examples and concrete recommendations, making it an ideal introduction for language teachers intrigued by the potential of DH.

Audiovisual translation in the foreign language classroom applications in the teaching of English and other foreign languages

Audiovisual translation in the foreign language classroom  applications in the teaching of English and other foreign languages
Author: Jennifer Lertola
Publsiher: Research-publishing.net
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2019-02-28
ISBN: 2490057243
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Audiovisual translation in the foreign language classroom applications in the teaching of English and other foreign languages Book Excerpt:

The aim of this book is to systematically review studies on the applications of captioning (subtitling) and revoicing (dubbing, audio description, and voice-over) in the foreign language classroom, in order to offer an overview of the state of the art and encourage further research. The literature review presents research on the topic, paying particular attention to relevant experimental studies (i.e. empirical research that involves data collection, and not just a mere description of the experience or the learners’ outcomes), examined in terms of research focus, target languages, participants, learning settings, audiovisual materials, captioning/revoicing software, and type of analysis (i.e. qualitative and/or quantitative).

From Reader to Reading Teacher

From Reader to Reading Teacher
Author: Aebersold,Jo Ann Aebersold,Mary Lee Field
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 281
Release: 1997-03-13
ISBN: 052149785X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Reader to Reading Teacher Book Excerpt:

From Reader to Reading Teacher is a self-contained, student-centered methods text that connects reading theory to practical classroom activities. The book begins by leading teachers to explore their beliefs and assumptions about the nature of reading and to analyse their own personal reading strategies. By studying the factors that influence both native language and second language reading, the text prepares teachers for a critical examination of the pedagogical issues central to the reading classroom. Teachers learn how to select appropriate reading activities and to plan effective reading lessons. Written in clear, understandable language, this text provides a wealth of examples and exercises, making it ideal for introductory courses on the teaching of second language reading.

Scaffolding Language Development in Immersion and Dual Language Classrooms

Scaffolding Language Development in Immersion and Dual Language Classrooms
Author: Diane J. Tedick,Roy Lyster
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2019-11-28
ISBN: 0429766629
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scaffolding Language Development in Immersion and Dual Language Classrooms Book Excerpt:

This book introduces research-based pedagogical practices for supporting and enhancing language development and use in school-based immersion and dual language programs in which a second, foreign, heritage, or indigenous language is used as the medium of subject-matter instruction. Using counterbalanced instruction as the volume’s pedagogical framework, the authors map out the specific pedagogical skill set and knowledge base that teachers in immersion and dual language classrooms need so their students can engage with content taught through an additional language while continuing to improve their proficiency in that language. To illustrate key concepts and effective practices, the authors draw on classroom-based research and include teacher-created examples of classroom application. The following topics are covered in detail: defining characteristics of immersion and dual language programs and features of well-implemented programs strategies to promote language and content integration in curricular planning as well as classroom instruction and performance assessment an instructional model to counterbalance form-focused and content-based instruction scaffolding strategies that support students’ comprehension and production while ensuring continued language development an approach to creating cross-linguistic connections through biliteracy instruction a self-assessment tool for teachers to reflect on their pedagogical growth Also applicable to content and language integrated learning and other forms of content-based language teaching, this comprehensive volume includes graphics to facilitate navigation and provides Resources for Readers and Application Activities at the end of each chapter. The book will be a key resource for preservice and in-service teachers, administrators, and teacher educators.

Understanding the Language Classroom

Understanding the Language Classroom
Author: S. Gieve,I. Miller
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2005-11-30
ISBN: 0230523161
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Language Classroom Book Excerpt:

The starting point for this collection is a chapter by Dick Allwright on the language learning and teaching classroom experience entitled Six Promising Directions in Applied Linguistics. The other distinguished contributors respond to this discussion with their own interpretations and from their own experience. The collection problematizes prescription, efficiency, and technical solutions as orientations to classroom language learning. Complexity and idiosyncrasy, on the other hand, are recognized as central concepts in a move towards centralizing teachers' and learners' own understanding of 'classroom life', in the contexts of language learning, adult literacy education and language teacher education.