Second Language Education

Author by : David Corson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : The contributions to the volume examine in detail diverse aspects of second language education, ranging from a focus on the basic contributions of linguistic theory and research to our understanding of second language learning and teaching on the one hand, to a series of reviews of innovative language education practices in selected regions of the world on the other.


Collaborative Research In Second Language Education

Author by : Mike Beaumont
Languange : en
Publisher by : Stylus Publishing, LLC.
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Description : In its exploration of four themes, this book shows how researchers, teachers and pupils for whom English is an additional language can develop together. The first theme is research - of a kind that is of direct benefit to teachers - done by teacher and teacher educators, with and for teachers. The second is professional development and shows how the research contributes to becoming a better teacher. The third theme is collaboration - of learners with teachers, teachers with teachers and teachers with teacher educators. Finally, the studies are set within different language education contexts, seeking commonalties where the terms 'foreign', 'second' and 'modern' have generally been divisive. The issues covered include the role of language across the curriculum, the links between oracy and literacy in bilingual learning, the relationship between communicative teachering and communicative testing, teacher development through distance learning programmes, and the appropriacy to context of educational philosophies and technologies. Illustrating how colleagues in schools and higher education institutions can work together effectively for the benefit of all learners, it will be invaluable to educators searching for examples of practitioner research to further their own development. -- from back cover.


Second Language Education

Author by : G. Richard Tucker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : The contributions to the volume examine in detail diverse aspects of second language education, ranging from a focus on the basic contributions of linguistic theory and research to our understanding of second language learning and teaching on the one hand, to a series of reviews of innovative language education practices in selected regions of the world on the other.


Interpersonal Dynamics In Second Language Education

Author by : Madeline E. Ehrman
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE Publications, Incorporated
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Description : In this book, Madeline Ehrman and Zoltan Dornyei demonstrate how concepts from clinical and social psychology can help linguists and teachers understand the conditions which make second language learning more or less effective. In particular, the authors show how unconscious `scripts' can cause unproductive conflict, demotivation and eventual aversion to language learning. Moreover, the text shows how learning can be facilitated by appropriate use of interpersonal dynamics.


Literature In Second Language Education

Author by : Piera Carroli
Languange : en
Publisher by : A&C Black
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Description : This book proposes the study of literary texts as a vital component of L2 linguistic and cultural knowledge. The research, conducted with students of Italian in Australia, is situated in the wider L2 context, and compared to studies on students' perceptions of English and French literary texts in countries such as Canada, Italy, Australia, Germany and the Ukraine. The first part of the book takes the debate on the inclusion of literature in language education as a springboard for posing crucial questions about how students, and educators, view literature. The theoretical framework draws from educational, linguistic, philosophical and literary theories, and focuses on the role of awareness in learning and the role of the learner's experience. The second part of the book evaluates an innovative approach to teaching and learning L2 literature, and discusses the application of this to the language classroom. Containing a balance of theoretical and practical concerns, this book will be invaluable reading for researchers of applied linguistics and second language acquisition.


Handbook Of Undergraduate Second Language Education

Author by : Judith W. Rosenthal
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This volume offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date description of the wide array of second language programs currently available to undergraduate students in the United States and abroad. It brings together, for the first time, detailed descriptions of programs in foreign language, English as a second language (ESL), dual language (bilingual), American Sign Language, Native American, and heritage languages. Addressing both theory and practice, the volume presents the historical development, current practices, and future directions of each type of program, along with detailed case studies. For second language teachers, academic administrators, and teacher educators, this Handbook provides information that will be useful in making instructional and programmatic planning decisions.


Evaluating Second Language Education

Author by : J. Charles Alderson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Responsibility for planning language teaching programmes now carries with it a strong element of accountability. Evaluation of the whole process of course design, development and implementation is therefore a necessary area of activity for course designers, language planners and researchers. Evaluating Second Language Education is divided into three parts: - Part One presents a review of the literature showing how the field got to where it is - Part Two contains a series of eight original case-studies which illustrate the strengths and limitations of qualitative and quantitative approaches - Part Three contains practical advice on how to design and execute evaluations in the field. It is a valuable resource both for those already engaged in evaluation and for those in training.


Perspectives On Individual Characteristics And Foreign Language Education

Author by : Wai Meng Chan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter
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Description : Learner characteristics have been at the center of second language acquisition and foreign language education research in response to the puzzling questions: Why are there often large differences in second language (L2) learning achievement and why do many learners, though proficient first language speakers, not succeed in learning a L2? The papers in this book explore and challenge the three key factors in individual difference research: language aptitude, language learning strategies and motivation.


From Foreign Language Education To Education For Intercultural Citizenship

Author by : Michael Byram
Languange : en
Publisher by : Multilingual Matters
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Description : This collection of essays analyses the evolution of theory of intercultural competence and its relationship to education for citizenship. It does so by analysing the concepts of intercultural competence, including the notion of the intercultural speaker, by discussing the ways in which language education policy develops and by comparing the theories and purposes of foreign language education and education for citizenship.


Sociocultural Theory In Second Language Education

Author by : Merrill Swain
Languange : en
Publisher by : Multilingual Matters
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Description : This textbook is designed to introduce the reader to the concepts of sociocultural theory (SCT) through a series of narratives illuminating key concepts of the theory. This second edition references more recent studies that provide important instances of Vygotskian sociocultural theory in second language education and research, as well as updated questions for collaborative discussion.