Teaching English as a Second Or Foreign Language

Author: Marianne Celce-Murcia,Donna Brinton,Marguerite Ann Snow

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 9781111351694

Category: Education

Page: 706

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Now in its fourth edition, this comprehensive, best-selling methodology resource gives both prospective and experienced ESL/ELT teachers the theoretical background and practical applications they need to decide which approaches, materials, and resources can and should be used in their classrooms.With a focus on the learner and attention to the socio-cultural influences on language learning, "The Apple Book" covers methodology, language skills, teaching skills, integrated approaches, learner variables, and teacher development.
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Teaching and Learning English Grammar

Research Findings and Future Directions

Author: MaryAnn Christison,Donna Christian,Patricia A. Duff,Nina Spada

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317514726

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 236

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An important contribution to the emerging body of research-based knowledge about English grammar, this volume presents empirical studies along with syntheses and overviews of previous and ongoing work on the teaching and learning of grammar for learners of English as a second/foreign language. It explores a variety of approaches, including form-focused instruction, content and language integration, corpus-based lexicogrammatical approaches, and social perspectives on grammar instruction. Nine chapter authors are Priority Research Grant or Doctoral Dissertation Grant awardees from The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF), and four overview chapters are written by well-known experts in English language education. Each research chapter addresses issues that motivated the research, the context of the research, data collection and analysis, findings and discussion, and implications for practice, policy, and future research. The TIRF-sponsored research was made possible by a generous gift from Betty Azar. This book honors her contributions to the field and recognizes her generosity in collaborating with TIRF to support research on English grammar. Teaching and Learning English Grammar is the second volume in the Global Research on Teaching and Learning English Series, co-published by Routledge and TIRF.
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Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning

Author: Eli Hinkel

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131750836X

Category: Education

Page: 514

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Volume III of the Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning, like Volumes I and II, is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of current research into social contexts of second language (L2)/foreign language (FL) teaching and learning; language policy; curriculum; types of instruction; incremental language skills such as listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar; international communication; pragmatics; assessment and testing. It differs from earlier volumes in its main purpose—to provide a more in-depth discussion and detailed focus on the development of the essential language skills required for any type of communication: speaking, listening, reading, vocabulary, grammar, and writing. Volume III preserves continuity with previous volumes in its coverage of all the classical areas of research in L2/FL teaching and learning and applied linguistics, but rather than offering a historical review of disciplinary traditions, it explores innovations and new directions of research, acknowledges the enormous complexity of teaching and learning the essential language abilities, and offers a diversity of perspectives. Chapter authors are all leading authorities in their disciplinary areas. What’s new in Volume III? Updates the prominent areas of research, including the sub-disciplines addressed in Volumes I and II, and represents the disciplinary mainstays Considers and discusses perspectives held by different schools of thought on the what, the how, and the why of teaching foundational language skills, including theories, pedagogical principles, and their implementation in practice Captures new and ongoing developments and trends in the key areas of L2/FL teaching and learning, and innovative research topics that have gained substantial recognition in current publications, including the role of corpora, technology, and digital literacy in L2/FL teaching and learning Examines new trends in language pedagogy and research, such as an increased societal emphasis on teaching academic language for schooling, somewhat contradictory definitions of literacy, and the growing needs for instruction in intercultural communication.
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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

An Introduction

Author: David Nunan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317580427

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 204

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David Nunan’s dynamic learner-centered teaching style has informed and inspired countless TESOL educators around the world. In this fresh, straightforward introduction to teaching English to speakers of other languages he presents teaching techniques and procedures along with the underlying theory and principles. Complex theories and research studies are explained in a clear and comprehensible, yet non-trivial, manner without trivializing them. Practical examples of how to develop teaching materials and tasks from sound principles provide rich illustrations of theoretical constructs. The content is presented through a lively variety of different textual genres including classroom vignettes showing language teaching in action, question and answer sessions, and opportunities to ‘eavesdrop’ on small group discussions among teachers and teachers in preparation. Readers get involved through engaging, interactive pedagogical features and opportunities for reflection and personal application. Each chapter follows the same format so that readers know what to expect as they work through the text. Key terms are defined in a Glossary at the end of the book. David Nunan’s own reflections and commentaries throughout enrich the direct, up-close style of the text.
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Teaching Pronunciation

A Reference for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Author: Marianne Celce-Murcia,Donna M. Brinton,Janet M. Goodwin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521406949

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 435

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This thorough book, drawing on theory and practice, offers a comprehensive treatment of pronunciation pedagogy. Teaching Pronunciation offers current and prospective teachers of English a comprehensive treatment of pronunciation pedagogy, drawing on current theory and practice. An overview of teaching issues from the perspective of different methodologies and second language acquisition research is provided. It has a thorough grounding in the sound system of North American English, and contains insights into how this sound system intersects with listening, morphology, and spelling. It also contains diagnostic tools, assessment measures, and suggestions for syllabus design. Follow-up exercises guide teachers in developing a range of classroom activities within a communicative framework.
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Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language

Issues and Challenges Facing ESL/EFL Academic Writers in Higher Education Contexts

Author: Ramona Tang

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441153349

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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It can be a challenge writing in a language that is not your native tongue. Constructing academic essays, dissertations and research articles in this second or foreign language is even more challenging, yet across the globe thousands of academics and students do so, some out of choice, some out of necessity. This book looks at a major issue within the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). It focuses on the issues confronting non-native-English-speaking academics, scholars and students, who face increasing pressure to write and publish in English, now widely acknowledged as the academic lingua franca. Questions of identity, access, pedagogy and empowerment naturally arise. This book looks at both student and professional academic writers, using qualitative text analysis, quantitative questionnaire data, corpus investigations and ethnographic approaches to searchingly examine issues central to the EAP field.
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TESOL: A Guide

Author: Jun Liu,Cynthia Berger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441127135

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This book serves as a comprehensive reference resource for current and prospective English language teachers, students of TESOL, academics, and other professionals working within the field of Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL). As an essential single-volume resource, TESOL: A Guide explores TESOL in three dimensions: as a profession, as a field of study, and as an international association. In doing so, it offers a thorough summary of themes and issue relevant to TESOL's multiple dimensions, including a practical overview of the TESOL profession and a compendium of current TESOL research topics and methodologies. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of TESOL International Association, a key section of the book highlights the development of this association and features the reflections of several previous TESOL International Association presidents. Readers will also appreciate the extensive glossary and appendix of TESOL resources, both of which are designed to comprise a valuable and manageable guide for newcomers to the field, as well as for developing practitioners and researchers.
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Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language Coursebook with Audio CD

Author: Peter Lucantoni

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107669626

Category: Education

Page: 204

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English as a Second Language: IGCSE, Third edition matches the requirements of the revised University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) syllabus. The series is written by an experienced IGCSE teacher and trainer and is endorsed by CIE. Coursebook 2 is an exam-preparation course, offering clear, practical support for students. The units utilise a diverse range of topical stimulus material to enliven the subject. They also include imaginative activities and exam tips, designed to build confidence and develop the skills needed to succeed in the examination. Audio CDs are included for use with the listening activities.
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Teaching writing in second and foreign language classrooms

Author: Jessica Williams

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780072934793

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 209

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This short, accessible new text in the McGraw-Hill Second Language Professional Series provides research-based information and practical advice to instructors who teach writing to second and foreign language learners. Based on the principles of communicative language teaching, the text can be used as a supplement to other books in the Series or to other main texts. It is appropriate for a basic methods course or a course on second or foreign language writing; it can also be used as part of a preparation course for ESL or foreign language teaching assistants, as a text for continuing education courses for high school ESL teachers, or as an aid for practicing second language teachers.
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