Making it Happen

From Interactive to Participatory Language Teaching : Evolving Theory and Practice

Author: Patricia A. Richard-Amato

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780132361378

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 599

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This cutting-edge sourcebook for teachers provides a comprehensive vision of effective second language teaching and explores ways to create meaningful interaction leading to emergent participatory language teaching. The fourth edition of Making It Happen presents a cyclic approach to theory and practice, in which theory and practice constantly inform each other. Features Strategies for teaching children, adolescents, and adults from beginning to advanced levels Am emphasis on peer- and self-evaluation in simulated and real classrooms A practical reservoir for teachers as they develop their own methodologies and local practice Discussions of issues critical to program development, lesson design, materials selection, video use, teacher research, and professional development (including SIOP) Case studies from kindergarten through university level to stimulate professional dialog New to This Edition Separate chapters on implicit/explicit teaching and on sociocultural/cognitive synthesis Sections on form-focus strategies, World Englishes, research directions, corpus analysis, dialogical assessment, and the Acoma heritage language program Updated research that reflects influential thinking for the 21st century Also by Patricia A. Richard-Amata (with Marguerite Ann Snow): Academic Success for English Language Learners: Strategies for K-12 Mainstream Teachers

Teaching Listening and Speaking in Second and Foreign Language Contexts

Author: Kathleen M. Bailey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350093556

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 2558


This book guides language teachers in planning and teaching activities that promote the development of speaking and listening skills at all levels of target language proficiency, for teachers of any modern language. Kathleen M. Bailey draws on her extensive experience as a language teacher, teacher educator, and language learner to interweave practical activities with the research and theory that support their use. Activities include the use of pictures, songs, drama techniques, tasks, and projects to promote the development of speaking and listening skills. The author shares reflections of her own and encourages readers to reflect on their own experiences and become aware of their existing mental constructs through multiple reflection tasks and discussion questions. Each chapter provides focusing questions. The systematic chapter structure scaffolds the readers' understanding of the concepts explored, which include communication strategies, interactive and non-interactive listening, speaking anxiety, accentedness and intelligibility, and much more. Through its companion website this book provides access to resources that enable readers to continue their own professional development as teachers of listening and speaking in second and foreign language contexts.

Practice Teaching

A Reflective Approach

Author: Jack C. Richards,Thomas S. C. Farrell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107006449

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 185

View: 7754


Written for language teachers in training, this book surveys issues and procedures in conducting practice teaching. Written for language teachers in training at the diploma, undergraduate, or graduate level, Practice Teaching, A Reflective Approach surveys issues and procedures in conducting practice teaching. The book adopts a reflective approach to practice teaching and shows student teachers how to explore and reflect on the nature of language teaching and their own approaches to teaching through their experience of practice teaching.

Key Issues in Language Teaching

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110745610X

Category: Language and languages

Page: 840

View: 5715


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.

Applied Linguistics for Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

Author: Erdogan, Nabat,Wei, Michael

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522584684

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 504

View: 4147


Irrespective of the language (first, second, or foreign) taught, knowledge of linguistics and its application is a must for language teachers. However, most TESOL programs use general linguistics textbooks that deal with the science of linguistics (as theory), disregarding its implications (practice) for teaching English language learners. Applied Linguistics for Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners is an essential scholarly publication that seeks to contribute to TESOL and language teacher education programs in order to assist educators to apply their knowledge to help linguistically and culturally diverse learners succeed in school and life. Highlighting an array of topics such as bilingualism, morphology, and sociolinguistics, this book is ideal for educators, educational programs, professionals, academicians, professors, linguists, and students.