Language Teaching Competences

Language Teaching Competences

This book explains in practical detail how an understanding of competences can have an impact on all aspects of professional development.

Author: Richard Rossner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194403191

Category: Study Aids

Page: 192

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This book explains in practical detail how an understanding of competences can have an impact on all aspects of professional development. Areas covered include: • key terminology • factors leading to the development of teaching competence frameworks • in-depth exploration of the European Profiling Grid and the Eaquals Framework for Language Teacher Training and Development • practical advice on using language teaching competences for assessment and self-assessment in a range of teaching contexts
Categories: Study Aids

Pragmatic Competence and Foreign Language Teaching

Pragmatic Competence and Foreign Language Teaching

She then focuses on the difficulties of teaching pragmatic competence , given the
scarcity of adequate teaching materials , and claims that materials need to rely
more on teaching communicative competence ( rather than linguistic competence
) ...

Author: Alicia Martínez Flor

Publisher: Publicacions de la Universitat Jaume I

ISBN: 8480214163

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 281

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This volume includes eleven chapters written by well-known specialists in foreign language teaching and interlanguage pragmatics: K. Bardovi-Harlig, D. Boxer, C. Clennell and S. Nichols, A. Cohen, M. A. Dufon, J. House, H. Kobayashi and C. Rinnert, A.J. Meier, M. P. Safont, P. Salazar, and A. Trosborg. The authors bring together both theoretical and empirical studies dealing with pragmatic competence and its teachability: they review the latest studies carried out in the field, examine issues of developmental pragmatics in the classroom, describe various projects and analyses of different pragmatic aspects, provide evidence of the benefits of explicit teaching of pragmatics, and suggest interesting activities to develop learners' pragmatic knowledge.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Foreign Language Teachers and Intercultural Competence

Foreign Language Teachers and Intercultural Competence

And yet , for some of the teachers from Mexico , historical background information
is largely absent from textbooks , as is ... cultures they teach and is an example of
how the textbooks in use fall out of harmony with teachers ' competences .

Author: Lies Sercu

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853598437

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

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Foreign Language Teachers and Intercultural Communication: An International Investigation reports on a study that focused on teachers' beliefs regarding intercultural competence teaching in foreign language education. Its conclusions are based on data collected in a quantitative comparative study that comprises questionnaire answers received from teachers in seven countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Poland, Mexico, Greece, Spain and Sweden. It not only creates new knowledge on the variability, and relative consistency, of today's foreign language teachers' views regarding intercultural competence teaching in a number of countries, but also gives us a picture that is both more concrete and more comprehensive than previously known.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Competency based Language Teaching in Higher Education

Competency based Language Teaching in Higher Education

1 María Luisa Pérez Cañado Part I Adapting to a Competency-Based Model in
Tertiary Education: Necessary Changes in Language Teaching 2 From Content
to Competency: Challenges Facing Higher Education Language Teaching in ...

Author: María Luisa Pérez Cañado

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400753860

Category: Education

Page: 194

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Spanning the divide between the theory and praxis of competency-based teaching in tertiary language education, this volume contains invaluable practical guidance for the post-secondary sector on how to approach, teach, and assess competencies in Bologna-adapted systems of study. It presents the latest results of prominent European research projects, programs of pedagogical innovation, and thematically linked academic networks. Responding to a profound need for a volume addressing the practical aspects of the newly designed language degrees now being rolled out across Europe, this essential contribution pools the insights of a prestigious set of scholars, practitioners, and policy makers from diverse parts of Europe and the US. It will inform crucial decisions about instituting and evaluating competencies in a new generation of language studies programmes. ​
Categories: Education

Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence

Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence

This text aims to define precisely what competencies are required, how these can be included in teachers' objectives and methods, and how the ability to communicate across cultural differences can be assessed.

Author: Michael Byram

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 185359377X

Category: Education

Page: 124

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Foreign and second language teaching should prepare learners to use a language with fluency and accuracy, and also to speak with people who have different cultural identities, social values and behaviours. This text aims to define precisely what competencies are required, how these can be included in teachers' objectives and methods, and how the ability to communicate across cultural differences can be assessed.
Categories: Education

English Language Teaching in General Teacher Training Colleges and Development of Teachers Competences in Teaching Language Systems

English Language Teaching in General Teacher Training Colleges and Development of Teachers  Competences in Teaching Language Systems

Master's Thesis from the year 2019 in the subject Didactics - English - Grammar, Style, Working Technique, grade: 16, University of Yaoundé 1 (Faculty of Education), language: English, abstract: This work set out to investigate English ...

Author: Clovis Mbeudeu

Publisher:

ISBN: 3346221725

Category:

Page: 140

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Master's Thesis from the year 2019 in the subject Didactics - English - Grammar, Style, Working Technique, grade: 16, University of Yaoundé 1 (Faculty of Education), language: English, abstract: This work set out to investigate English language teaching in General Teacher Training Colleges (GTTCs) with focus on strategies that can enhance trainees' oral competences in the teaching of oral aspects of English during micro-teaching and beyond. The study was motivated by our observation that pronunciation is hardly taught in primary schools in the Francophone sub-system of education in Cameroon. It was hypothesized that the initial training received by French-speaking student teachers in Government Bilingual Teacher Training (GBTTC) College Nlongkak does not equip them with adequate skills to teach English pronunciation activities effectively. The data for this qualitative study was collected through lesson observation and document analysis. The typical sampling method was applied in order to come up with the sample population. This population consisted of trainers and trainees of GBTTC Yaounde-Nlongkak. The data collected were analysed following the content analysis method and against the back-drop of the research questions that guided the study. The following findings were obtained. First, the frequency of lessons on English pronunciation pedagogy was not the same in all classes. Second, schemes of work found in most logbooks studied pay little attention to the oral aspects of English. Third, methods and techniques that trainers used to teach English pronunciation pedagogy were not informed by current methodologies in pronunciation pedagogy. Fourth, it was revealed that most trainees taught very few lessons in the domain of oral language. Fifth, most of the trainees had difficulties preparing lessons on English pronunciation according to the exigencies of the Competence Based Approach. Sixth, all student teachers showed no mastery of the subject matter and the t
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Linguistic and Communicative Competence

Linguistic and Communicative Competence

10 Communicative Competence and Language Teaching : Second Thoughts
Introduction and Background It is frequently commented that it takes some 20
years for new academic concepts and insights to become commonplace in the ...

Author: Christina Bratt Paulston

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853591483

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 145

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An anthology of articles on teaching English to speakers of other languages. The emphasis is on practical concerns of classroom procedures and on cross-cultural aspects of teaching English around the world. Several of the articles focus on communicative language teaching.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching

Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching

13 Competency - Based Language Teaching Background Most of the methods
and approaches described in this book focus on inputs to language learning .
The assumption is that by improving syllabuses , materials , and activities or by ...

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521008433

Category: Education

Page: 270

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In addition to the approaches and methods covered in the first edition, this edition includes new chapters, such as whole language, multiple intelligences, neurolinguistic programming, competency-based language teaching, co-operative language learning, content-based instruction, task-based language teaching, and The Post-Methods Era.
Categories: Education

Optimise Your Teaching Competences New Teaching Methodologies and CLIL Applications in Foreign Languages

Optimise Your Teaching Competences  New Teaching Methodologies and CLIL Applications in Foreign Languages

and CLILApplications in Foreign Languages The book Optimise your Teaching
Competences: New Teaching Methodologies and CLILApplications in Foreign
Languages (Content and Language Integrated Learning Techniques for Foreign
 ...

Author: Eugenia Papaioannou

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491738801

Category: Education

Page: 234

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Foreign language teaching can be challenging in many ways. With that in mind, an award-winning EFL teacher offers insight into significant aspects of the learning process, the ideal learning environment, alternative learning settings, CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) applications?all while presenting innovative, proven teaching methodologies. Eugenia Papaioannou shares pair and group activities designed to assist foreign language teachers/trainers in optimising their teaching competences for learners ranging in age and abilities. While emphasising the development of a learner's linguistic skills, Papaioannou presents case studies and approaches intended to: ? illustrate the benefits of an effective learning environment in L2, ? boost a learner's confidence, ? enhance teacher/trainer competences, ? help teachers create conditions for active learning, and ? offer insight into course design, teaching approaches, and positive outcomes. "Optimise Your Teaching Competences" offers a step-by-step description of the ideal learning environment that will help foreign language teachers adjust teaching approaches to respond to the way the brain learns, ultimately ensuring a world full of assured, successful learners.
Categories: Education

Synthesis in Language Teaching

Synthesis in Language Teaching

An Introduction to Languistics Hector Hammerly. 10 COMPETENCES ,
PERFORMANCES , SKILLS , COMPONENTS , AND LEVELS More on second
language learning For the layman , learning a second language means leaming
words and ...

Author: Hector Hammerly

Publisher: Lexcel Enterprises Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:49015000603879

Category: Language and languages

Page: 693

View: 336

Categories: Language and languages

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Weitere Kapitel widmen sich den institutionellen Organisationsstrukturen und dem Bereich Assessment/Diagnose. Der Band erscheint in zweifarbiger Gestaltung, mit Definitionen und Beispielen sowie mit zahlreichen Abbildungen.

Author: Carola Surkamp

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783476044808

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

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Diese Einführung in englischer Sprache präsentiert in 14 Kapiteln die grundlegenden Themen und Gegenstandsbereiche der Englischdidaktik. Gleichermaßen praxisnah wie theoretisch fundiert, behandelt der Band zentrale Prinzipien und Kompetenzbereiche eines modernen Fremdsprachenunterrichts. Ausgehend von den zentralen Akteur/innen (Lehrende und Lernende) und mit Blick auf die Teilbereiche der Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturdidaktik werden zudem Vorschläge für den Einsatz unterschiedlicher Materialien und Medien diskutiert. Weitere Kapitel widmen sich den institutionellen Organisationsstrukturen und dem Bereich Assessment/Diagnose. Der Band erscheint in zweifarbiger Gestaltung, mit Definitionen und Beispielen sowie mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. This comprehensive introduction presents the fundamental topics and issues of TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) in 14 chapters. Integrating both profound theoretical and creative practical considerations, the central principles and competence domains of modern foreign language teaching are discussed. Starting with the main classroom agents (teachers and learners), the chapters outline a variety of content areas (language, literature, cultural issues) and thoroughly review materials, media and methods. Additional chapters are concerned with the historical development of English language teaching, its current institutional organisation as well as assessment and evaluation.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

What is the Matter with Communicative Competence

What is the Matter with Communicative Competence

This book integrates recent findings of linguistic research into ELT.

Author: Reinhold Peterwagner

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825884872

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 343

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This book integrates recent findings of linguistic research into ELT. Its aim is - to introduce (future) teachers to the complex concept of communicative competence - to critically analyse learners' teaching/learning deficiencies in the light of the requirements they are expected to meet at the school-leaving exams or at university-entry - to offer suggestions about how to remedy these shortcomings and also to provide teaching and testing materials.
Categories: Literary Criticism

English Language Teaching in China

English Language Teaching in China

Competent speakers of a language should know what to say , to whom , and how
to say it . Savignon , who introduced the idea of communicative competence to
foreign language teaching , originally defined communicative competence as the
 ...

Author: Jun Liu

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: 0826480764

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

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This book examines the importance of English language teaching in China, but also the need for this teaching to be modernised in order for China to better join the world economy. The current trend within English teaching in China is for 'communicative competence' - that is, being able to communicate with linguistic, pragmatic, discourse and strategic competence. This volume argues that such a theoretical framework of communicative competence needs to be expanded to address both global needs and local contexts, if English language teaching in China is to be successful. The contributors to this volume examine every aspect of language teaching and suggest new ways in which communication and grammar can be balanced. The chapters include coverage of: * the importance of English in a global world * the theoretical framework of communicative competence * the role of grammar in learning English * assessing and evaluating communicative competence * the starting age of learning English * teaching language skills in the post-methods era * using multimedia in teaching and testing * online learning and self-learning * teacher training through empowerment. With its balance of theory and practice, and internationally renowned contributors, this guide to new approaches, perspectives and standards in language teaching will be essential reading for academics interested in applied linguistics and second language acquisition, and English language teaching professionals.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Joint Efforts for Innovation Working Together to Improve Foreign Language Teaching in the 21st Century

Joint Efforts for Innovation  Working Together to Improve Foreign Language Teaching in the 21st Century

Integrating technology and pedagogy To reflect upon the type of digital
competences pre-service teachers need to develop to be able to integrate
technology in their classrooms, first one must define the concept of competence. “
A competency ...

Author: Dolors Masats

Publisher: Paragon Publishing

ISBN: 9781782226802

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 298

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A book for the curious and passionate 21st century language teachers and teacher trainers. Tired of reading about the wonders of technology enhanced project-based learning but not knowing where to seek inspiration to start to adopt this teaching approach? A team of in-service teachers, teacher trainers, pre-service teachers and researchers have worked together to present a simple, engaging and practical book to offer fellow education professionals stimulating ideas for their teaching practice. Joint efforts for innovation: Working together to improve foreign language teaching in the 21st century offers: Inspiring classroom projects and innovative teaching experiences. A compilation of digital tools and resources for the foreign language classroom. Pioneering proposals to open up the classroom doors. Problem-solving and inquiry-based tasks that promote team work. Honest reflections from practitioners on their classroom practices. This book includes accessible examples of teacher-led classroom research small-scale studies. calls for teachers to do research in their classrooms. personal accounts on the importance of school internships for pre-service teachers. This book is an invitation for practicing teachers and teacher trainers to be creative and to develop learning skills, literacy skills and life skills. Are you ready to become an innovative 21st century educator?
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Professional competencies in language learning and teaching

Professional competencies in language learning and teaching

This volume examines many of the complex issues regarding the language skills and professional competencies acquired by students studying Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) at universities in the United Kingdom and across Europe.

Author: Cecilia Goria

Publisher: Research-publishing.net

ISBN: 9782490057382

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 158

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This volume examines many of the complex issues regarding the language skills and professional competencies acquired by students studying Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) at universities in the United Kingdom and across Europe. It also outlines the innovative pedagogical strategies, methods, and resources employed by language academics to help graduates transition from university into the world of work through their MFL studies. These issues were discussed at the Professional Competencies in Language Learning and Teaching conference that took place on 12th-13th July 2018 at the University of Nottingham. The conference that was organised as a collaboration between the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures and the Confucius Institute of the University of Nottingham brought together researchers, practitioners, employers, and experts working on 21st century professional competencies and language education.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning

Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning

... with relationships in the field and with confrontation with cultural otherness.
The debate on the relationships between anthropology and language teaching is
now concentrated on the assessment of intercultural competence. If the concept
of ...

Author: Michael Byram

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136235535

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 856

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an authoritative reference dealing with all aspects of this increasingly important field of study. Offering a comprehensive range of articles on contemporary language teaching and its history, it has been produced specifically for language teaching professionals and as a reference work for academic studies at postgraduate level. In this new edition, every single entry has been reviewed and updated with reference to new developments and publications. Coverage has been expanded to reflect new technological, global and academic developments, with particular attention to areas such as online and distance learning, teacher and learner cognition, testing, assessment and evaluation, global English and teacher education. Themes and disciplines covered include: Methods and materials, including new technologies and materials development Contexts and concepts, such as mediation, risk-taking in language learning and intercomprehension Influential figures from the early days of language teaching to the contemporary Related disciplines, such as psychology, anthropology and corpus linguistics? It covers the teaching of specific languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and African languages, as well as English, French, German and Spanish. There are thirty five overview articles dealing with issues such as communicative language teaching, early language learning, teacher education and syllabus and curriculum design. A further 160 entries focus on topics such as bilingualism, language laboratories and study abroad. Numerous shorter items examine language and cultural institutions, professional associations and acronyms. Multiple cross-references enable the user to browse from one entry to another, and there are suggestions for further reading. Written by an international team of specialists, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an invaluable resource and reference manual for anyone with a professional or academic interest in the subject.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Aspects of Language Teaching

Aspects of Language Teaching

Like applied linguistics , language teaching has also gained multidisciplinary
perspectives . ... it would be absurd to pretend that applied linguistics as a
discipline exhausts the application of linguistic theory or grammatical
competence .

Author: Rekha Aslam

Publisher: Northern Book Centre

ISBN: 8172110251

Category: Language and languages

Page: 279

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It involves theories from various fields and imbibes the findings in them as from the field of psychology, philosophy of language, technology, sociology, and so on. With such an inter-disciplinary orientation, language teaching consists of first language learning theories, second language learning theories, language teaching methods-a sub-part of which is language planning and teaching tasks, language testing and variables in language learning. This entails looking up different books on the various subjects which is not an easy proposition. This book presents the topic comprehensively in one place, saving in terms of time and effort, which can be put to more constructive use. Discuss the various aspects of language teaching and the theories, examples and illustrations, and how their applied form influences the theory. The chapters are classified as : language learning theories, language teaching methods, language planning and materials production, language teaching tasks, testing, programmed instruction and CA, EA, and variables in language learning.
Categories: Language and languages

MAKING COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING HAPPEN

MAKING COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING HAPPEN

Pause to consider . . . what communicative competence is . Savignon ( 1998 )
says that communicative competence consists of four underlying competences :
grammatical competence ( knowledge of the structure and form of language ) ...

Author: James F. Lee

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: UVA:X030139553

Category: Education

Page: 300

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Fundamental Concepts of Language Teaching

Fundamental Concepts of Language Teaching

Communicative competence no doubt implies linguistic competence but its main
focus is the intuitive grasp of social and cultural rules and meanings that are
carried by any utterance . It further suggests that language teaching recognizes a
 ...

Author: H. H. Stern

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194370658

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 582

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Professor Stern puts applied linguistics research into its historical and interdisciplinary perspective. He gives an authoritative survey of past developments worldwide and establishes a set of guidelines for the future. There are six parts: Clearing the Ground, Historical Perspectives, Concepts of Language, Concepts of Society, Concepts of Language Learning, and Concepts of Language Teaching.
Categories: Foreign Language Study