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First and Second Language Use in Asian EFL

First and Second Language Use in Asian EFL Author Ross Forman
ISBN-10 9781783095605
Release 2016-05-16
Pages 235
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Many Asian education systems discourage or even ban the use of L1 in L2 classrooms – although in fact L1 remains widely used by teachers. Why is L1 use still devalued in this context? By observing classes and interviewing teachers, this book explores three dimensions of L1 use in L2 teaching: • pedagogy: what teachers actually do, and what they say about it • the personal: what happens to identity when we ‘perform’ a foreign tongue • the professional: how textbooks are used, and what is distinctive about the EFL domain.



Children s Literature in Second Language Education

Children s Literature in Second Language Education Author Janice Bland
ISBN-10 9781441129789
Release 2013-03-28
Pages 224
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Bringing together leading scholars and teacher educators from across the world, from Europe and the USA to Asia, this book presents the latest research and new perspectives into the uses of children's literature in second language teaching for children and young adults. Children's Literature in Second Language Education covers such topics as extensive reading, creative writing in the language classroom, the use of picturebooks and graphic novels in second language teaching and the potential of children's literature in promoting intercultural education. The focus throughout the book is on creative approaches to language teaching, from early years through to young adult learners, making this book an essential read for those studying or embarking on second language teaching at all levels.



The Study of Second Language Acquisition in the Asian Context

The Study of Second Language Acquisition in the Asian Context Author
ISBN-10 9781430305910
Release 2007-01
Pages 612
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This book will be of special interest to English teachers and those in professional development in the region and/or who have classrooms with Asian learners. Paradigms appear to be shifting in Asian L2 learning in a region providing huge growth in English education. This will have an important bearing on the profession, including researchers, worldwide



Exploring Language Pedagogy through Second Language Acquisition Research

Exploring Language Pedagogy through Second Language Acquisition Research Author Rod Ellis
ISBN-10 9781135136024
Release 2013-07-31
Pages 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.



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ISBN-10 9788990841230
Release 2005
Pages 310
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New Perspectives on Transfer in Second Language Learning

New Perspectives on Transfer in Second Language Learning Author Prof. Liming Yu
ISBN-10 9781783094356
Release 2015-10-09
Pages 274
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When people attempt to learn a new language, the language(s) they already know can help but also hinder their understanding or production of new forms. This phenomenon, known as language transfer, is the focus of this book. The collection offers new theoretical perspectives, some in the empirical studies and some in other chapters, and consists of four sections considering lexical, syntactic, phonological and cognitive perspectives. The volume provides a wealth of studies on the influence of Chinese on the acquisition of English but also includes studies involving Finnish, French, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Spanish, Swedish and Tamil. It will be of great interest to researchers and students working in the areas of crosslinguistic influence in second language acquisition, language pedagogy and psycholinguistics.



Resources in Education RIE 1990

Resources in Education  RIE   1990 Author ABC-CLIO, LLC
ISBN-10 0897746333
Release 1992
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Resources in Education

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ISBN-10 MINN:30000004837708
Release 1992-07
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International Handbook of English Language Teaching

International Handbook of English Language Teaching Author Jim Cummins
ISBN-10 9780387463018
Release 2007-12-31
Pages 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.



Task Based Instruction in Foreign Language Education

Task Based Instruction in Foreign Language Education Author Betty Lou Leaver
ISBN-10 1589014197
Release 2004-12-30
Pages 344
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Task-based language instruction has proven to be highly effective, but surprisingly underutilized. Theory can only go so far and hands-on experience can greatly speed and enhance the learning of a second language. Nineteen talented instructors who have successfully implemented task-based programs explain the principles behind the programs, discuss how problems were resolved, and share details on class activities and program design. Each chapter takes the reader through the different stages in designing and setting up such programs, adjusting them, and appraising and testing them in normal classroom conditions. This book covers TBI syllabus and program design and is based on actual classroom experience. Any one of the courses or programs discussed can serve as models for others. Many of the contributors are highly respected practitioners who are presenting their programs for the first time, while others are regular participants in today's ongoing dialogue about teaching methods. Full of concrete, adaptable models of task-based language teaching drawn from a number of countries and eleven different languages—including Arabic, Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Korean, Spanish, and Ukrainian—Task-Based Instruction in Foreign Language Education presents proven, real-world, practical courses and programs; and includes web-based activities. It demonstrates useful and practical ways to engage students far beyond what can be learned from reading textbook dialogue. TBI involves the student directly with the language being taught via cognitively engaging activities that reflect authentic and purposeful use of language, resulting in language-learning experiences that are pleasurable and effective. For all instructors seeking to help their learners enhance their understanding and grasp of the foreign language they are learning, Task-Based Instruction in Foreign Language Education is a rich and rewarding hands-on guide to effective and transformative learning.



Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079593185
Release 2009-04
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Motivation Language Identity and the L2 Self

Motivation  Language Identity and the L2 Self Author Zoltán Dörnyei
ISBN-10 1847696759
Release 2009-01-12
Pages 352
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Due to its theoretical and educational significance within the language learning process, the study of L2 motivation has been an important area of second language acquisition research for several decades. Over the last few years L2 motivation research has taken an exciting new turn by focusing increasingly on the language learner’s situated identity and various self-perceptions. As a result, the concept of L2 motivation is currently in the process of being radically reconceptualised and re-theorised in the context of contemporary notions of self and identity. With contributions by leading European, North American and Asian scholars, this volume brings together the first comprehensive anthology of key conceptual and empirical papers that mark this important paradigmatic shift.



Researching Language Teacher Cognition and Practice

Researching Language Teacher Cognition and Practice Author Roger Barnard
ISBN-10 9781847697929
Release 2012-09-04
Pages 208
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This book presents a novel approach to discussing how to research language teacher cognition and practice. An introductory chapter by the editors and an overview of the research field by Simon Borg precede eight case studies written by new researchers, each of which focuses on one approach to collecting data. These approaches range from questionnaires and focus groups to think aloud, stimulated recall, and oral reflective journals. Each case study is commented on by a leading expert in the field - JD Brown, Martin Bygate, Donald Freeman, Alan Maley, Jerry Gebhard, Thomas Farrell, Susan Gass, and Jill Burton. Readers are encouraged to enter the conversation by reflecting on a set of questions and tasks in each chapter.



Critical ELT Practices in Asia

Critical ELT Practices in Asia Author Kiwan Sung
ISBN-10 9789460917974
Release 2012-09-13
Pages 177
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This is the first, and long awaited work on critical approaches to teaching English for the purposes of democracy and social justice that challenges the current views of ELT, such as English being merely a tool for communication or the acquisition of basic skills or high test scores for advancement in education and the marketplace. - A timely work and a fresh look at critical approaches to ELT in Asia. - An invaluable work that simultaneously problematizes current ELT practices while introducing new possibilities for critical practices in localized contexts in Asia. - An important work that shines a light on how the forces of globalization not only dictate the spread of English as an international language, but how these forces also dictate what is taught and how. - An informative view on how ELT practices are being re-envisioned by critical educators in Asia. This groundbreaking volume, compiling critical perspectives of English language teaching in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, and Sri Lanka, confronts colonial legacies observed in educational practices and policies that perpetuate a divide between the privileged and the underprivileged. ?The critical reflections scrutinize the nature of English as a commodified gatekeeper and simultaneously provide alternative visions for language education. - Ryuko Kubota, Professor, The university of British Columbia.



Current Index to Journals in Education

Current Index to Journals in Education Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P00935915W
Release 2000-04
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ISBN-10 UOM:39015085192212
Release 2003
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Interactive Whiteboards for Education Theory Research and Practice

Interactive Whiteboards for Education  Theory  Research and Practice Author Thomas, Michael
ISBN-10 9781615207169
Release 2010-02-28
Pages 340
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"This book contributed to the debate about the importance of research-based studies in the field of educational policy making in general and learning technologies, particularly the use of interactive whiteboards for education"--Provided by publisher.