Teaching and Learning in the Language Classroom

A guide to current ideas about the theory and practice of English language teaching

Author: Tricia Hedge

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780194421720

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 464

View: 8734

Draws on research in a variety of fields and applies it to teaching practice Features topics of current concern, including defining the roles of teachers and learners, critical pedagogy, interactive learning, and using innovative teaching materials. Includes criteria for and advice on evaluating classroom activities, especially those provided in the published materials that most teachers typically use. Can be used as a reference text or handbook by individual teachers or as a sourcebook or class text by teacher trainers. Written mainly for practising teachers but can be used by new and inexperienced teachers to give a thorough introductory overview of ELT.
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Innovation and change in English language education

Author: Ken Hyland,Lillian L C Wong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135051909

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 700

Questions about what to teach and how best to teach it are what drive professional practice in the English language classroom. Innovation and change in English language education addresses these key questions so that teachers are able to understand and manage change to organise teaching and learning more effectively. The book provides an accessible introduction to current theory and research in innovation and change in ELT and shows how these understandings have been applied to the practical concerns of the curriculum and the classroom. In specially commissioned chapters written by experts in the field, the volume sets out the key issues in innovation and change and shows how these relate to actual practice offers a guide to innovation and change in key areas grounded in research relates theory to practice through the use of illustrative case studies and examples brings together the very best scholarship in TESOL and language education from around the world This book will be of interest to upper undergraduate and graduate students in applied linguistics, language education and TESOL as well as pre-service and in-service teachers, teacher educators, researchers and administrators keen to create and manage teaching and learning more effectively.
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A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice

Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317650220

Category: Education

Page: 452

View: 4907

This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.
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Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching

Author: Diane Larsen-Freeman

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 9780194355742

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 189

View: 950

This book provides a practical overview of the most important methods in the field. Readers are drawn into classrooms where various teaching methods and approaches are being used. They are encouraged to reflect on their own beliefs and to develop their own approach to language teaching.
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Teaching Reading to English Language Learners

A Reflective Guide

Author: Thomas S. C. Farrell

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 145229464X

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 1138

This resource offers practical methods for helping ELLs succeed in reading, with strategies to increase fluency and comprehension, teach vocabulary and text structure, and more.
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The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology

Author: Fiona Farr,Liam Murray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317329414

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 570

View: 783

The exponential growth and development of modern technologies in all sectors has made it increasingly difficult for students, teachers and teacher educators to know which technologies to employ and how best to take advantage of them. The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology brings together experts in a number of key areas of development and change, and opens the field of language learning by exploring the pedagogical importance of technological innovation. The handbook is structured around six themes: historical and conceptual contexts core issues interactive and collaborative technologies for language learning corpora and data driven learning gaming and language learning purpose designed language learning resources. Led by fundamental concepts, theories and frameworks from language learning and teaching research rather than by specific technologies, this handbook is the essential reference for all students, teachers and researchers of Language Learning and TESOL. Those working in the areas of Applied Linguistics, Education and Media Studies will also find this a valuable book. ?
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Exploring English Language Teaching

Language in Action

Author: Graham Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351757911

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

View: 2026

Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics is a series of introductory level textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, primarily designed for those entering postgraduate studies and language professionals returning to academic study. The books take an innovative ‘practice to theory’ approach, with a ‘back-to-front’ structure. This leads the reader from real-world problems and issues, through a discussion of intervention and how to engage with these concerns, before finally relating these practical issues to theoretical foundations. Additional features include tasks with commentaries, a glossary of key terms, and an annotated further reading section. Exploring English Language Teaching provides a single volume introduction to the field of ELT from an applied linguistics perspective. The book addresses four central themes within English language teaching: ‘Classroom interaction and management’; ‘Method, Postmethod and methodology’; ‘Learners’; and the ‘Institutional frameworks and social contexts’ of ELT. For each, the book identifies key dilemmas and practices, examines how teachers and other language teaching professionals might intervene and deal with these concerns, and explores how such issues link to and inform applied linguistic theory. This second edition has been extensively revised and updated to explore the latest practical developments and theoretical insights in the field of ELT. With new material, including expanded discussions of CLIL, the role of new technologies in ELT, and the teaching of large classes in difficult circumstances, and with an updated glossary and suggestions for additional reading, this is an indispensable textbook for language teachers and students studying in the areas of Applied Linguistics, Language Teacher Education, and ELT/TESOL.
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Language Assessment for Classroom Teachers

Author: Lyle Bachman,Barbara Damböck

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194218368

Category: Study Aids

Page: 304

View: 7740

This book provides teachers with an entirely new approach to developing and using classroom-based language assessments. This approach is based on current theory and practice in the field of language assessment and on an understanding of the assessment needs of classroom teachers. The following key questions are addressed: • Why do I need to assess? What beneficial consequences do I want to help bring about? How can my assessments help my students learn better and help me improve my teaching? • When and how often do I need to assess? What decisions do I need to make to help bring about these beneficial consequences? • What do I need to assess? How can I define the abilities that I want to assess? • How can I assess my students? What kinds of assessment tasks should I create? How can I score my students’ responses to these tasks? The authors guide the reader step-by-step through the process of developing and using classroom-based assessments with clear explanations and definitions of key terms, illustrative examples, and activities for applying the approach in practice. Extra resources are available on the website: www.oup.com/elt/teacher/lact Lyle Bachman is Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. He serves as a consultant in language testing research projects and in developing language assessments for universities and government agencies around the world, and he conducts courses and training workshops in language assessment. Barbara Damböck was Director of Studies of the English Department at the Teacher Training Academy in Dillingen, Germany, from 2003 to 2011. From 2003 to 2017 she supervised the training of oral examiners for the certification examination for elementary school English teachers in Bavaria. She has extensive experience as a classroom teacher, teacher trainer, and teacher of teacher trainers. She conducts courses and workshops for teachers and teacher trainers around the world.
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The Routledge Handbook of English Language Teaching

Author: Graham Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317384474

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

View: 2570

The Routledge Handbook of English Language Teaching is the definitive reference volume for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students of Applied Linguistics, ELT/TESOL, and Language Teacher Education, and for ELT professionals engaged in in-service teacher development and/or undertaking academic study. Progressing from ‘broader’ contextual issues to a ‘narrower’ focus on classrooms and classroom discourse, the volume’s inter-related themes focus on: ELT in the world: contexts and goals planning and organising ELT: curriculum, resources and settings methods and methodology: perspectives and practices second language learning and learners teaching language: knowledge, skills and pedagogy understanding the language classroom. The Handbook’s 39 chapters are written by leading figures in ELT from around the world. Mindful of the diverse pedagogical, institutional and social contexts for ELT, they convincingly present the key issues, areas of debate and dispute, and likely future developments in ELT from an applied linguistics perspective. Throughout the volume, readers are encouraged to develop their own thinking and practice in contextually appropriate ways, assisted by discussion questions and suggestions for further reading that accompany every chapter. Advisory board: Guy Cook, Diane Larsen-Freeman, Amy Tsui, and Steve Walsh
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Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching

Author: Jack C. Richards,Theodore S. Rodgers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521803659

Category: Education

Page: 270

View: 6293

This new edition surveys the major approaches and methods in language teaching.
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Motivating Learning

Author: Zoltán Dörnyei,Jill Hadfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317861418

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 315

Motivation is a vital element in learning, and the most commonly cited explanation for success or failure in language learning. Jill Hadfield and Zoltán Dörnyei present a new theory of motivation centred around the notion of the " ̃Ideal Future Language Self", arguing that if students have a rich and inspiring vision of themselves as successful future language learners and users, they will be motivated to work hard to actualise the vision and become that learner. This book: - integrates the latest research in language teaching with innovative classroom practice - offers suggestions on how the various components of the theory could be structured into a teaching sequence - includes a variety of imaginative classroom activities designed to aid both student and teacher in creating and actualising the Ideal Self through visualisation, goal setting, task identification and planning, and a selection of appropriate learning strategies. - shows how teachers can undertake motivation-related research in their own classrooms. This is an ideal guide to and activity book for the theory and practice of motivation in language learning for students and teachers alike.
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LINGUISTICS -Volume I

Author: Vesna Muhvic-Dimanovski, Lelija Socanac

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 1848262876

Category:

Page: 582

View: 8038

Linguistics is a component of Encyclopedia of Social Sciences and Humanities in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Linguistics discusses: Phonetics, Phonology, Morphologically Engineered Words, Syntax, Semantics, Sociolinguistic Variation and Change, Language and Identity, Sign Languages, Pidgins and Creoles, Code-Switching, Computational Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Forensic Linguistics, Language Teaching Methodology and Second Language Acquisition, EcoLinguistics, The Art Of Lexicography, Corpus Linguistics: An Introduction, Historical Evolution of World Languages This volume is aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.
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Preparing Teachers to Teach English as an International Language

Author: Aya Matsuda

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783097043

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 255

View: 2456

This book explores ways to prepare teachers to teach English as an International Language (EIL) and provides theoretically-grounded models for EIL-informed teacher education. The volume includes two chapters that present a theoretical approach and principles in EIL teacher education, followed by a collection of descriptions of field-tested teacher education programs, courses, units in a course, and activities from diverse geographical and institutional contexts, which together demonstrate a variety of possible approaches to preparing teachers to teach EIL. The book helps create a space for the exploration of EIL teacher education that cuts across English as a Lingua Franca, World Englishes and other relevant scholarly communities.
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Creativity and English Language Teaching

From Inspiration to Implementation

Author: Alan Maley,Tamas Kiss

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137467290

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 339

View: 6589

This book offers a unique perspective on creativity in an educational environment where there is a relative dearth of literature on this subject. The authors link practice and principle to provide a practical and valuable guide for more creative language learning and teaching, using not only theoretical ideas but useful practical advice and recommendations on how better to introduce creativity into teaching and daily life. This innovative volume is sure to become a crucial reference point for teachers and practitioners of language teaching, and anyone interested in the ways in which creativity can be channelled into the teaching and learning process.
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Technology Enhanced Language Learning: connecting theory and practice - Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers

Author: Aisha Walker,Goodith White

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019437601X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 249

View: 5937

How can you use technology for pedagogic purposes in the language classroom? Technology Enhanced Language Learning discusses how the use of technology opens up opportunities for learning, how it enables different types of learning, and how it affects language use.
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What Teachers Need to Know about Language

Author: Carolyn Temple Adger,Catherine E. Snow,Donna Christian

Publisher: Cal Series on Language Educati

ISBN: 9781788920186

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 8448

Rising enrollments of students for whom English is not a first language mean that every teacher--whether teaching kindergarten or high school algebra--is a language teacher. This book explains what teachers need to know about language in order to be more effective in the classroom, and it shows how teacher education might help them gain that knowledge. It focuses especially on features of academic English and gives examples of the many aspects of teaching and learning to which language is key. This second edition reflects the now greatly expanded knowledge base about academic language and classroom discourse, and highlights the pivotal role that language plays in learning and schooling. The volume will be of interest to teachers, teacher educators, professional development specialists, administrators, and all those interested in helping to ensure student success in the classroom and beyond.
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How Languages are Learned 4th edition - Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers

Author: Patsy M. Lightbown,Nina Spada

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194541290

Category: Study Aids

Page: 252

View: 8552

Teachers are often told that new teaching methods and materials are 'based on the latest research'. But what does this mean in practice? This book introduces you to some of the language acquisition research that will help you not just to evaluate existing materials, but also to adapt and use them in a way that fits what we currently understand about how languages are learned.
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