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How Languages are Learned 4th edition - Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers

Author: Patsy M. Lightbown,Nina Spada

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194541290

Category: Study Aids

Page: 252

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Teachers are often told that new teaching methods and materials are 'based on the latest research'. But what does this mean in practice? This book introduces you to some of the language acquisition research that will help you not just to evaluate existing materials, but also to adapt and use them in a way that fits what we currently understand about how languages are learned.

How Languages are Learned

Author: Patsy Lightbown,Nina Spada

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780194541268

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 304

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Relates theories of first and second language acquisition to what actually goes on in the classroom Uses activities throughout to explore the practical implications of the ideas presented NEW Updated content gives teachers information about recent research on L2 learning NEW Activities and Questions for Reflection personalise content and support critical thinking NEW Extra Activities, Study Questions, and videos available online at

Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching 3rd edition - Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers

Author: Diane Larsen-Freeman,Marti Anderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194342670

Category: Study Aids

Page: 272

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Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching has influenced the way thousands of teachers have taught English. This classic guide to developing the way you teach has been an essential resource to new and experienced teachers worldwide, and is now in its third edition. Each chapter focuses on a different teaching approach, describing it being used in the classroom, analyzing what happened, and helping you think how you could apply it to your own teaching. New features of the third edition include: a new discussion on the political dimensions of language teaching, a new digital technology chapter, and extended coverage of content-based and task-based approaches. On this site you will find additional resources, including author videos in which Diane Larsen-Freeman and Marti Anderson talk about the background to the book and new innovations in language teaching which are discussed in the third edition.

Explaining English Grammar

A Guide to Explaining Grammar for Teachers of English as a Second Or Foreign Language.

Author: George Yule

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194371728

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 333

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The aim of this book is to provide teachers with a fresh approach to thinking about English grammar, Each chapter focuses on a problematic area, for example "Articles", "Conditionals", and "Direct and indirect speech". First the basic grammatical form is described, and then the meaning distinctions conveyed by particular forms. The final section of each chapter shows how meaning can be shaped by context and communicative purpose. The book includes exercises, teaching ideas, and a glossary.

Second Language Learning and Language Teaching

Fifth Edition

Author: Vivian Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134683227

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

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Second Language Learning and Language Teaching provides an introduction to the application of second language acquisition research to language teaching. Assuming no previous background in second language acquisition or language teaching methods, this text starts by introducing readers to the basic issues of second language acquisition research. It then examines how people learn particular aspects of the second language, such as grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and the writing system, and at the strategies they adopt in their learning and the differences between individuals. Final chapters look at second language learning in a broader context – the goals of language teaching and how teaching methods relate to SLA research. This newly updated fifth edition builds on the comprehensive scope of earlier editions while also addressing more recent developments in the field, particularly multilingual approaches to language teaching.

Exploring Learner Language

A workbook and DVD pack that shows teachers how to analyse the language their ESL students use in the classroom.

Author: Elaine Tarone,Bonnie Swierzbin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780194422918

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 185

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Gives you a unique 'hands-on' introduction to studying ESL learners' language using video interviews and footage of students doing language tasks Uses linked exercises in the book to guide you through the stages of analysing learners' language Provides full transcripts and an answer discussion section to help you to study and refer back to the input and explanations. Case study approach gives you the skills that will help you to explore learner language in your own classroom Recommended for TESOL Masters and Diploma students and language teacher educators

Doing Second Language Research

An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Second Language Research for Graduate/Master's Students in TESOL and Applied Linguistics, and Others

Author: James Dean Brown,Theodore S. Rodgers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194371742

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 314

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There are now many introductions to language research available. What makes Doing Second Language Research different and special is that it puts you inside the research process. It does this by giving you different roles within a variety of mini-studies. This means you can get a feel for what it's like to be a research subject, research organizer, research data collector, research data analyst, and research reporter. All of this ismeant to help you prepare for the final goal of designing your own research. The book is organized into four parts: - Part One is a general introduction to the nature of research. - Part Two covers qualitative research and contains chapterson case study research, introspection research (use of verbal protocols), and classroom research (interaction analysis). - Part Three covers quantitative research and contains chapters on descriptive statistics research (survey analysis), correlational research (into language learning and teaching attitudes), and quasi-experimental research (into vocabulary learning techniques). - Part Four consists of a concluding chapter on course evaluation andcombining research types. Like other books in this series, Doing Second Language Research is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice. To help achieve this balance, each chapter is organized into the following sections: 1. Introducing theresearch type 2. Experiencing the research type 3. Compiling the data generated by the research type 4. Analysing the data generated by the research type 5. Designing the research type 6. Interpreting the research type 7. Significance of the research type 8. Reflecting on the research experience Two of the chapters (2 and 8) also have sections on reporting research results. There is a content summary at the end of each chapter, numerous exercises with an accompanying answer key, and a glossary of key terms.

Language Learning with Technology

Ideas for Integrating Technology in the Classroom

Author: Graham Stanley,Scott Thornbury

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107628806

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 250

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" ... Contains over 130 practical classroom activities suitable for beginners to more advanced learners, incorporating a wide range of up-to-date tools, such as mobile technologies and social networking"--Cover, page [4].

How Vocabulary is Learned

Author: Stuart Webb,Paul Nation

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019440353X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 336

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This guide to vocabulary acquisition is essential reading for teachers of English as a second or foreign language. It presents the major ideas and principles that relate to the teaching and learning of vocabulary and evaluates a wide range of practical activities designed to help boost students’ vocabulary acquisition. Key questions which are answered include: • How many words should students learn at a time, and how often? • How much classroom time should be spent teaching vocabulary? • What is the best way to group vocabulary for learning? • Is it useful to provide students with the L1 translations of unknown words? • Why do some students make greater progress than others? stuart webb is Professor in Applied Linguistics at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. paul nation is Emeritus Professor in Applied Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Teachers will find answers to many of their perennial questions about vocabulary learning—as well as some they had not yet thought to ask! There is research evidence to support established practices, but also new evidence that challenges old ideas. patsy lightbown (co-author of How Languages are Learned, with Nina Spada)

Understanding Second Language Acquisition

Author: Lourdes Ortega

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 144411705X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 2006

Whether we grow up with one, two, or several languages during our early years of life, many of us will learn a second, foreign, or heritage language in later years. The field of Second language acquisition (SLA, for short) investigates the human capacity to learn additional languages in late childhood, adolescence, or adulthood, after the first language --in the case of monolinguals-- or languages --in the case of bilinguals-- have already been acquired. Understanding Second Language Acquisition offers a wide-encompassing survey of this burgeoning field, its accumulated findings and proposed theories, its developed research paradigms, and its pending questions for the future. The book zooms in and out of universal, individual, and social forces, in each case evaluating the research findings that have been generated across diverse naturalistic and formal contexts for second language acquisition. It assumes no background in SLA and provides helpful chapter-by-chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading. Ideal as a textbook for students of applied linguistics, foreign language education, TESOL, and education, it is also recommended for students of linguistics, developmental psycholinguistics, psychology, and cognitive science. Supporting resources for tutors are available free at

Teaching English as an International Language

An Introduction to the Role of English as an International Language and Its Implications for Language Teaching.

Author: Sandra Lee McKay,Sandra McKay

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194373647

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 150

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English is the major language of international communication, and everyone wants to learn it. But which English, and how? Teaching English as an International Language provides an accessible overview of this increasingly important field. Sandra Lee McKay questions the cultural assumptions underlying much English teaching, arguing that classroom aims and methodology should be based on the requirements of an international language.

Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching

Author: Diane Larsen-Freeman

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 9780194355742

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 189

View: 973

This book provides a practical overview of the most important methods in the field. Readers are drawn into classrooms where various teaching methods and approaches are being used. They are encouraged to reflect on their own beliefs and to develop their own approach to language teaching.

Teaching Young Language Learners

Author: Annamaria Pinter

Publisher: Teaching Young Language Learners

ISBN: 9780194403184

Category: Educational games

Page: 240

View: 8866

This fully updated second edition provides a comprehensive and readable introduction to teaching young learners. It gives an accessible overview of the issues, including child development, L1 and L2 learning, L2 skills, vocabulary and grammar, learning to learn, materials design, and policyissues. Integrating theory and practice in an accessible way, it draws on up-to-date research and classroom practice that is internationally relevant.Extra resources are available on the website:a href=""

Doing Task-Based Teaching

A practical guide to task-based teaching for ELT training courses and practising teachers.

Author: Dave Willis,Jane Willis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780194422109

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 294

View: 786

Gives a clear explanation of the basic principles of task-based teaching Contains many examples of tasks and lesson plans from teachers around the world Provides sample materials and lesson plans showing how to focus on meaning, language, and form Includes guidance on adapting existing course materials to include a task-based element Suitable for teacher training courses or for individual teachers Authors are leading world experts on task-based teaching

The Handbook of Spanish Second Language Acquisition

Author: Kimberly L. Geeslin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118584430

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 576

View: 4386

Bringing together a comprehensive collection of newly-commissioned articles, this Handbook covers the most recent developments across a range of sub-fields relevant to the study of second language Spanish. Provides a unique and much-needed collection of new research in this subject, compiled and written by experts in the field Offers a critical account of the most current, ground-breaking developments across key fields, each of which has seen innovative empirical research in the past decade Covers a broad range of issues including current theoretical approaches, alongside a variety of entries within such areas as the sound system, morphosyntax, individual and social factors, and instructed language learning Presents a variety of methodological approaches spanning the active areas of research in language acquisition

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the science and psychology of second-language acquisition

Author: Ellen Bialystok,Kenji Hakuta

Publisher: Basic Books


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

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More than five thousand languages are currently spoken around the globe. Learning to speak one of them is virtually effortless for most of us, so why is it commonly so difficult to learn a second language? Unraveling this mystery, two top researchers in the field explain how language acquisition can be an odyssey of self-discovery.

Key Issues in Language Teaching

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110745610X

Category: Language and languages

Page: 840

View: 2654

A comprehensive and extensively researched overview of key issues in language teaching today. This essential text for English language teachers surveys a broad range of core topics that are important in understanding contemporary approaches to teaching English as a second or international language, and which form the content of many professional development courses for language teachers. A wide range of issues is examined, including a consideration of the nature of English in the world, the way the English teaching profession works, the development of teaching methods, the nature of classroom teaching, teaching the four skills, teaching the language system, and elements of a language program.

Teaching American English Pronunciation

Author: Peter Avery,Ronald Mackin,Susan Lynn Ehrlich

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers: Putting CLIL into Practice

Author: Phil Ball,Keith Kelly,John Clegg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194421023

Category: Study Aids

Page: 320

View: 3518

This book offers a new methodological framework for the CLIL classroom, focusing on how to guide input and support output. Full of real-life examples and practical guidelines, the book provides support to both novice and experienced CLIL teachers. Areas covered include: the language used in CLIL; CLIL teacher training; materials design for CLIL; assessment in CLIL. Extra resources are available on the website: Phil Ball is a CLIL author and teacher trainer based in northern Spain. Keith Kelly is a writer and speaker on CLIL worldwide, and is based in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. John Clegg is a textbook author and CLIL consultant based in London.

The Practice of English Language Teaching Book with DVD Pack

Author: Jeremy Harmer

Publisher: Pearson Education ESL

ISBN: 9781447980254

Category: English language

Page: 446

View: 9723

The highly acclaimed 'Practice of English Language Teaching' is the essential guide for teachers of English in a wide range of contexts. The fifth edition has been revised to reflect new developments in language teaching. It explains current pedagogy to teachers who want to access the most relevant ELT practices and incorporate them into their lessons.

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