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Teaching and learning Language and culture

Teaching and learning Language and culture Author Michael Byram
ISBN-10 1853592110
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 219
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Offers some theoretical innovations in teaching foreign languages and reports how they have been applied to curriculum development and experimental courses at the upper secondary and college levels. Approaches language learning as comprising several dimensions, including grammatical competence, change in attitudes, learning about another culture, and reflecting on one's own. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR



Cultural Mediation in Language Learning and Teaching

Cultural Mediation in Language Learning and Teaching Author Geneviève Zarate
ISBN-10 9789287152596
Release 2004
Pages 248
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This project attempts to tackle several challenges: - to experience the variety of different teaching cultures as a source of innovation rather than as an obstacle; - to adopt a pluridisciplinary approach by introducing references taken from the social sciences in order to develop reflection on the role of languages in social cohesion; - to try and provide answers to a question hitherto rarely raised in the didactics of languages and cultures, namely the place of cultural mediation itself. [CoE website]



Debates in ESOL Teaching and Learning

Debates in ESOL Teaching and Learning Author Kathy Pitt
ISBN-10 9781134260300
Release 2005-11-16
Pages 176
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This unique book provides a lively introduction to the theory and research surrounding the adult learning of English for Speakers of Other Languages. Offering a digest and discussion of current debates, the book examines a wide geographical and social spread of issues, such as: * how to understand the universal characteristics of learning an additional language * what makes a 'good' language learner * multilingualism and assumptions about monolingualism * learning the written language * the effect of recent Government immigration policy on language learning processes. As a majority of adults learning ESOL are from communities of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, understanding the diversity of social and personal history of learners is a critical dimension of this book. It also recognises the social pressures and tensions on the learners away from the classroom and discusses various types of classroom and language teaching methodologies. Full of practical activities and case studies, this book is essential reading for any basic skills teacher undertaking a course of professional development, from GNVQ through to post-graduate level.



Culture in Second Language Teaching and Learning

Culture in Second Language Teaching and Learning Author Eli Hinkel
ISBN-10 9780521644907
Release 1999-03-13
Pages 250
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This book identifies the many facets of culture that influence second language learners and teachers. The paperback edition identifies the many facets of culture that influence second language learners and teachers. It addresses the impact of culture on learning to interact, speak, construct meaning, and write in a second language, while staying within the sociocultural paradigms specific to a particular language and its speakers. By providing a comprehensive introduction to research from other disciplines on the interaction between language and culture, this volume offers an important contribution to the field of second language acquisition.



Aspects of Culture in Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning

Aspects of Culture in Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning Author Janusz Arabski
ISBN-10 3642202012
Release 2011-08-27
Pages 292
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In recent years language learning has been increasingly viewed by some SLA researchers as an essentially social-psychological process in which the role of a wider sociocultural context should not be marginalized. This volume offers a valuable contribution to this growing body of research by providing theoretical considerations and empirical research data on themes such as the development of intercultural communicative competence, the role of English as a lingua franca in intercultural communication, and the place of cultural factors in SLA theorizing, research, second/foreign language teaching and teacher training. The volume also contains contributions which share the linguistic interest in the culture-related concepts and constructs such as time, modesty, politeness, and respect, discussing the culture-dependent differences in conceptualization and their reflection in particular language forms and linguistic devices.



Content and Language Integrated Learning

Content and Language Integrated Learning Author María Luisa Carrió-Pastor
ISBN-10 3039118188
Release 2009
Pages 178
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The adoption of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in Higher Education teaching has been widespread. This learning strategy has developed the need to learn foreign languages and to communicate with people with different cultural backgrounds. Culture learning should be part of language and content teaching as Higher Education involves language skills, topic comprehension and sociological capabilities. Teachers explore new teaching strategies which imply diverse goals and focus on different cultural backgrounds. The contributions of this book comment the multicultural awareness of the students involved in learning another language and the facts implied in teaching in a multicultural environment.



Context and Culture in Language Teaching and Learning

Context and Culture in Language Teaching and Learning Author Michael Byram
ISBN-10 1853596574
Release 2003
Pages 105
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The chapters in this book all address the significance of the relationship between the aims and methods of language teaching and the contexts in which it takes place. Some consider the implications for the ways in which we research language teaching; others present the results of research and development work.



Cultural Awareness and Language Awareness Based on Dialogic Interaction with Texts in Foreign Language Learning

Cultural Awareness and Language Awareness Based on Dialogic Interaction with Texts in Foreign Language Learning Author Anne-Brit Fenner
ISBN-10 9287147132
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 130
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This study contains a number of articles which consider concepts in foreign language teaching and learning relating to: dialogue, communication, intercultural awareness, language awareness, and the roles of teacher and learner. It attempts to widen the scope of the discussion about language and culture awareness by including aspects of linguistic, literary, philosophical, and teaching theories from the authors' own cultures, as well as from other traditions.



Context and Culture in Language Teaching

Context and Culture in Language Teaching Author Claire Kramsch
ISBN-10 0194371875
Release 1993-06-17
Pages 295
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This book focuses attention on cultural knowledge not just as a necessary aspect of communicative competence, but as an educational objective in its own right-as an end, as well as a means, of language learning.



Second Language Learning

Second Language Learning Author Virginia Gonzalez
ISBN-10 0761827900
Release 2004
Pages 197
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This project grew out of author Virginia Gonzalez's experiences as an international graduate student in the United States and her vested interest in mentoring international students and conducting ESL research. In Second Language Learning, Professor Gonzalez argues that there is a growing need for American educators who can better serve a diverse international student body. This book focuses on the major factors affecting international graduate students' successful cultural adaptation, which leads to higher levels of academic English language proficiency and academic achievement. Topics are discussed from a psychological viewpoint of the effects of social, cultural, cognitive, and linguistic factors on the adaptation process to a new social and academic environment: the American college culture. The book presents data-based and personal recommendations for international graduate students, administrators, and faculty at U.S. universities. Practical strategies recommended for helping international graduate students achieve a successful adaptation to the new academic and social environment are supported by literature, real-life examples, and group data derived from a survey research study representing students from different countries of origin, in different academic disciplines, and at different stages in their graduate studies.



Affect in Language Learning

Affect in Language Learning Author Jane Arnold
ISBN-10 9780521650410
Release 1999-01-14
Pages 346
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This book examines the role of affect and cognition in language learning



Teaching and Learning Culture

Teaching and Learning Culture Author Mads Jakob Kirkebæk
ISBN-10 9789462094406
Release 2013-11-19
Pages 178
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This book is based on educational research conducted by researchers from the Department of Learning and Philosophy and the Confucius Institute for Innovation and Learning at Aalborg University. Empirically, it reports on different approaches to teaching and learning of culture, including a student-centered task-based problem-based learning (PBL) approach, a digital technology-supported approach and more. It also reports on how, when teaching and learning culture, teachers’ professional identity and the informal teaching and learning environment impact the teaching and learning of culture in different educational settings from primary school to university. A central theme in the book is the power of context. The studies illustrate in multiple ways, and from different angles, that “culture is not taught in a vacuum or learned in isolation”, but may be influenced by many factors both inside and outside the classroom; at the same time, culture also influences the context of the learning. The context may be “invisible” and hide itself as tacit knowledge or embedded values, or it may be very visible and present itself as a fixed curriculum or an established tradition. No matter what forms and shapes the context takes, the studies in this book strongly indicate that it is essential to be aware of the power of context in teaching and learning culture in order to understand it and negotiate it. This book suggests that teachers should not try to limit or avoid contextual influences, but instead, should explore how the context may be integrated into and used constructively in the teaching and learning of culture. This allowance of context in the classroom will allow for teachers, students, subjects and contexts to enter into a dialogue and negotiation of meaning that will enrich each other and achieve the established goal – acquisition of cultural awareness and intercultural understanding.



Identity and Second Language Learning

Identity and Second Language Learning Author Miguel Mantero
ISBN-10 9781607527008
Release 2006-12-01
Pages 401
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This collection of research has attempted to capture the essence and promise embodied in the concept of “identity” and built a bridge to the realm of second language studies. However, the reader will notice that we did not build just one link. This volume brings to light the diversity of research in identity and second language studies that are grounded the notions of community, instructors and students, language immersion and study abroad, pop culture and music, religion, code switching, and media. The chapters reflect the efforts of contributors from Canada, Japan, Norway, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States who performed their research in the countries just mentioned and in other regions around the world. Because of this, this volume truly offers an international perspective.



Cultural Studies in Foreign Language Education

Cultural Studies in Foreign Language Education Author Michael Byram
ISBN-10 1853590177
Release 1989-01-01
Pages 165
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Written by the winner of the 1987 BAAL book prize, this book deals with the acquisition of understanding of foreign cultures and peoples. It is also a study of the philosophy and purpose of language teaching in all its facets, in the context of foreign language teaching in secondary education. The book is written for language teachers and, though it draws on disciplines not usually included in their education and professional training, it does so from within the profession's own perspective. It is an attempt to raise teachers' and learners' awareness of the full educational value of foreign language learning



Translation in Second Language Learning and Teaching

Translation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Author Arnd Witte
ISBN-10 3039118978
Release 2009
Pages 414
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Proceedings of a conference, "Translation in second language teaching and learning", that took place at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, March 27-29, 2008



Language Learning Strategies Around the World

Language Learning Strategies Around the World Author Rebecca L. Oxford
ISBN-10 9780824819101
Release 1996-01
Pages 294
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Language Learning Strategies Around the World has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Language Learning Strategies Around the World also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Language Learning Strategies Around the World book for free.



Citizenship and Language Learning

Citizenship and Language Learning Author Audrey Osler
ISBN-10 1858563348
Release 2005
Pages 147
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This volume is the result of a British Council seminar on language and citizenship ...