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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.

Practice in a Second Language

Practice in a Second Language Author Robert DeKeyser
ISBN-10 0521684048
Release 2007-03-12
Pages 323
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Practice as a necessity for learning a second language has been a tacit assumption among language teachers for quite some time; however, the concept has not been widely considered from a theoretical perspective until now. This volume of twelve original articles focuses on the topic, with attention to the four skill areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The contributors explore a number of questions including what kind of practice is most effective, in what contexts, and for what kinds of learners. This text will serve as a valuable resource and reference for second-language educators and researchers alike.

Handbook of Research on Web 2 0 and Second Language Learning

Handbook of Research on Web 2 0 and Second Language Learning Author Thomas, Michael
ISBN-10 9781605661919
Release 2009-01-31
Pages 636
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"This book investigates how those involved in education can respond to the opportunities offered by the Web 2.0 technology"--Provided by publisher.

Learning to Read Across Languages

Learning to Read Across Languages Author Keiko Koda
ISBN-10 9781135600334
Release 2008-03-03
Pages 256
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This book systematically examines how learning to read occurs in diverse languages, and in so doing, explores how literacy is learned in a second language by learners who have achieved at least basic reading skills in their first language. As a consequence of rapid globalization, such learners are a large and growing segment of the school population worldwide, and an increasing number of schools are challenged by learners from a wide variety of languages, and with distinct prior literacy experiences. To succeed academically these learners must develop second-language literacy skills, yet little is known about the ways in which they learn to read in their first languages, and even less about how the specific nature and level of their first-language literacy affects second-language reading development. This volume provides detailed descriptions of five typologically diverse languages and their writing systems, and offers comparisons of learning-to-read experiences in these languages. Specifically, it addresses the requisite competencies in learning to read in each of the languages, how language and writing system properties affect the way children learn to read, and the extent and ways in which literacy learning experience in one language can play a role in subsequent reading development in another. Both common and distinct aspects of literacy learning experiences across languages are identified, thus establishing a basis for determining which skills are available for transfer in second-language reading development. Learning to Read Across Languages is intended for researchers and advanced students in the areas of second-language learning, psycholinguistics, literacy, bilingualism, and cross-linguistic issues in language processing.

Learning and Teaching English in India

Learning and Teaching English in India Author Ravi Sheorey
ISBN-10 0761934650
Release 2006-03-09
Pages 226
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This book presents empirical studies on the various factors that influence English language learning and teaching in India, including language learning beliefs, learning styles and strategies, anxiety, and attitudes and motivation. The author explores several aspects of English language learning and teaching in the multilingual Indian context and examines whether and to what extent the variables which have been shown to influence second language learning in monolingual countries also apply to the Indian situation.

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.

Second Language Identities

Second Language Identities Author David Block
ISBN-10 9781472571038
Release 2014-09-11
Pages 240
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Second Language Identities examines how identity is an issue in different second language learning contexts. It begins with a detailed presentation of what has become a popular approach to identity in the social sciences (including applied linguistics) today, one that is inspired in poststructuralist thought and is associated with the work of authors such as Anthony Giddens, Zygmunt Bauman, Chris Weedon, Judith Butler and Stuart Hall. It then examines how in early SLA research focussing on affective variables, identity was an issue, lurking in the wings but not coming to centre stage. Moving to the present, the book then examines in detail and critiques recent research focussing on identity in three distinct second language learning contexts. These contexts are: (1) adult migration, (2) foreign language classrooms and (3) study abroad programmes. The book concludes with suggestions for future research focussing on identity in second language learning.

Language Its Structure and Use

Language  Its Structure and Use Author Edward Finegan
ISBN-10 9781305162815
Release 2014-01-01
Pages 608
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This best-selling introductory linguistics textbooks treats language as both a system (structure) and a social tool (use) - an approach that serves students in many disciplines, especially linguistics, English, speech communication, and education. Features such as “What Do You Think?” and “Try It Yourself” prompt students to consider language in daily life and to begin thinking about language analysis, while new “Language at the Bar” features show them the real-world applications of linguistic analysis to criminal and civil legal cases. The wide range of exercises includes “Especially for Educators and Future Teachers” sections ideal for future educators, as well as “Practice Exercises,” “Based on English,” and end-of-chapter review sections. Based on sound scholarship and framed in a clear, friendly presentation, LANGUAGE: ITS STRUCTURE AND USE, Seventh Edition, helps students understand the uniquely human trait of language. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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

Practicing Theory in Second Language Writing

Practicing Theory in Second Language Writing Author Tony J. Silva
ISBN-10 1602351392
Release 2010-01
Pages 313
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Theory has been used widely in the field of second language writing. Second language writing specialists-teachers, researchers, and administrators-have yet to have an open and sustained conversation about what theory is, how it works, and, more important, how to practice theory. PRACTICING THEORY IN SECOND LANGUAGE WRITING features fourteen essays by distinguished scholars in second language writing who explore various aspects of theoretical work that goes on in the field. The key issues addressed in PRACTICING THEORY IN SECOND LANGUAGE WRITING include the nature of theory in second language writing and the role theory plays in second language writing research, instruction, and administration; the possibility and desirability of developing a comprehensive theory or theories of second language writing; applications of theory, including the advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of adapting theories from other areas of inquiry to second language writing research, instruction, and assessment; theorizing and building theory, including the ways in which second language writing teachers, researchers, and administrators develop theories of second language writing, what a theory of second language writing might look like; the relationship between the conceptual work of theorizing and data-driven theory building; practicing theory, including how second language writing teachers, researchers, and administrators might address theory; the practical issues of learning to work with theory; and the ways that theory informs instruction and administration as well as materials development. CONTRIBUTORS include Dwight Atkinson, Diane Belcher, A. Suresh Canagarajah, Joan Carson, Deborah Crusan, Alister Cumming, Doug Flahive, Lynn M. Goldstein, Linda Harklau, John Hedgcock, Alan Hirvela, Ryuko Kubota, Paul Kei Matsuda, Lourdes Ortega, Dudley W. Reynolds, Tony Silva, Christine Tardy, Gwendolyn Williams, and Wei Zhu.

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.

Language Ideology and Education

Language  Ideology and Education Author Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen
ISBN-10 9781317803850
Release 2015-03-27
Pages 226
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This book examines the role textbooks play in the teaching of dominant and non-dominant (first and foreign) languages in a range of cultural contexts worldwide. Each chapter addresses important issues related to what constitutes "legitimate knowledge", the politics of learning materials, global cultural awareness, competing ideologies, and the development of multilingual literacies. Language, Ideology and Education: The Politics of Textbooks in Language Education comprehensively surveys theoretical perspectives and methodological issues in the critical examination of language textbooks. In particular, it looks at: The Cultural Politics of Language Textbooks in the Era of Globalization The Politics of Instructional Materials for English for Young Learners Ideological Tensions and Contradictions in Lower Primary English Teaching Materials in Singapore Creating a Multilingual/multicultural Space in Japanese EFL: A Critical Analysis of Discursive Practices within a New Language Education Policy The book is primarily addressed to those who teach and research in the areas of Foreign Language Education, TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Language Policy, Critical Pedagogy, and Textual Cultures. Although the book is focused on textbook and materials analysis, rather than evaluation, most chapters discuss implications for curriculum design and materials development and therefore will be relevant to scholars working in those fields.

Succeeding with English Language Learners

Succeeding with English Language Learners Author Thomas S. C. Farrell
ISBN-10 9781452280905
Release 2005-11-02
Pages 176
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Novice teachers can apply best practices for a successful ELL classroom experience! New teachers face a special challenge when their first assignment is teaching English language learners. This resource combines teacher induction and mentoring principles with basic ESL and EFL techniques to enhance reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar instruction. More than 100 exploratory breaks provide topics for reflective discussion with mentors and supervisors. Each chapter offers novice teachers supportive strategies for: Using different models of lesson planning Monitoring behavior and classroom interaction Assessing students for placement in ESL or general education classes Reflecting and exploring the development of their own teaching practice

Achieving Success in Second Language Acquisition

Achieving Success in Second Language Acquisition Author Betty Lou Leaver
ISBN-10 052154663X
Release 2005-06-02
Pages 265
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Aimed at beginning to intermediate undergraduates and above, this textbook is designed to help the student achieve optimal success as a language learner and user. It teaches students to understand their own preferences in learning, develop individual learning plans and approaches, and select appropriate learning strategies. Each chapter contains an overview and review section, with learning activities that students can carry out either individually or in classrooms.


ISBN-10 9788120351523
Release 2015-09-17
Pages 524
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English Language Teaching (ELT), especially English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL), has been witnessing unprecedented changes in curriculum, teaching methodology, and the application of learning theories. This has created a demand for teachers who can teach English to learners of varied cultural, socio-economic and psychological backgrounds. The book, in its second edition, continues to discuss the modern trends, innovations, as well as the difficulties and challenges in teaching and learning ESL in a non-native context. The book, with contributions from many experts (each one specializing in a particular field) from countries such as UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, India, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, China, and Japan, provides new methods, strategies and application-oriented solutions to overcome the problems in a practical way. The book deals with all topics pertinent to English as a Second Language or English for the non-native speakers, and these are further reinforced by a large number of examples and quotations from different sources. The new edition comes along with thoroughly improvised chapters on Narrative Inquiry for Teacher Development (Chapter 13) and Mass Media, Language Attitudes and Language Interaction Phenomena (Chapter 23): to provide an insight on the innovative approaches in Teacher training and in classrooms, and new approaches and changing language dimensions in the world of media, and in general. What distinguishes the text is its focus on modern innovations and use of technology in ELT/CLT (Communicative Language Teaching). Postgraduate Students of English, teachers, teacher-trainees (B.Ed./M.A. Education/M.Ed.), and teacher-educators who are concerned with teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) should find this book immensely helpful.a

Language and Education

Language and Education Author M.A.K. Halliday
ISBN-10 9781441131263
Release 2007-03-29
Pages 418
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The ninth volume in Professor M.A.K. Halliday's collected works is dedicated to the subject of language and education. Professor Halliday sums up the scope of language education under the following five headings: mother tongue education; second language learning; multilingual societies; contexts of language education; and educational linguistics. In addition to the previously unpublished Applied Linguistics as an Evolving Theme (2002) originally presented by Professor Halliday on the occasion of his being awarded the first Gold Medal by the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA), this volume contains another nineteen papers covering a comprehensive breadth of topics in language and education addressed by Professor Halliday over the course of his career. The chapters cover language development, language teaching, multilingualism, functional variation in language, and the place of linguistics in education.

Handbook of Research on Foreign Language Education in the Digital Age

Handbook of Research on Foreign Language Education in the Digital Age Author Wang, Congcong
ISBN-10 9781522501787
Release 2016-07-13
Pages 460
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The role of technology in the learning process can offer significant contributions to help meet the increasing needs of students. In the field of language acquisition, new possibilities for instructional methods have emerged from the integration of such innovations. The Handbook of Research on Foreign Language Education in the Digital Age presents a comprehensive examination of emerging technological tools being utilized within second language learning environments. Highlighting theoretical frameworks, multidisciplinary perspectives, and technical trends, this book is a crucial reference source for professionals, curriculum designers, researchers, and upper-level students interested in the benefits of technology-assisted language acquisition.