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Corpora In The Foreign Language Classroom

Author : Juan Santana
ISBN : 9789042021426
Genre : Computers
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The papers published in this volume reflect the latest developments that have taken place in the field of the teaching applications of text corpora, with a special emphasis on their use in the foreign language classroom. The book is divided into three main sections. The first section sets the scene for what this collection of essays aims to be. It deals with the issue of what corpus linguistics can do not only for the understanding of the nature of language itself but also for so fundamental and miraculous a matter such as language learning and language acquisition. The second section tackles the issues of corpus design and corpus exploitation and provides the reader with a great variety of evidence in favour of corpora exploitation for the building of a successful teaching environment. The final section deals with practical applications of corpora in the foreign language classroom.
Category: Computers

Error Correction In The Foreign Language Classroom

Author : Mirosław Pawlak
ISBN : 9783642384363
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The book aims to dispel some of the myths surrounding the place of oral and written error correction in language education by providing an exhaustive and up-to-date account of issues involved in this area, taking the stance that the provision of corrective feedback constitutes an integral part of form-focused instruction. This account places an equal emphasis on the relevant theoretical claims, the most recent research findings and everyday pedagogical concerns, particularly as they apply to the teaching of additional languages in the foreign language setting. The book will be of relevance and significance not only to specialists in the field of second language acquisition, but also to graduate and doctoral students carrying out research in the area of form-focused instruction and error correction. Many parts of the volume will also be of considerable interest and utility to teachers of foreign languages at different educational levels.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Foreign Language Classroom

Author : Alan Garfinkel
ISBN : UOM:39015052543603
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Dyslexia In The Foreign Language Classroom

Author : Joanna Nijakowska
ISBN : 1847694004
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book addresses specific learning difficulties in reading and spelling – developmental dyslexia. Set in the cross-linguistic context, it presents issues surrounding dyslexia from the perspective of a foreign language teacher. It is intended to serve as a reference book for those involved in foreign language teaching, including experienced in-service teachers and novice teachers, as well as teacher trainers and trainees. It offers an up-to-date and reader-friendly study of the mechanisms of dyslexia and an overview of the current research on the disorder, in theoretical and practical terms. Its aim is to help teachers tackle one of the many challenges they face in the modern classroom: the organization of an effective foreign language teaching process for students with dyslexia.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Second And Foreign Language Learning Through Classroom Interaction

Author : Joan Kelly Hall
ISBN : 9781135660758
Genre : Education
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This volume brings together the current theoretical interest in reconceptualizing second and foreign language learning from a sociocultural perspective on language and learning, with practical concerns about second and foreign language pedagogy. It presents a set of studies whose focus is on the empirical description of particular practices constructed in classroom interaction that promote the learning of a second or foreign language. The authors examine in detail the processes by which the learning of additional languages is accomplished in the interaction of a variety of classrooms and in a variety of languages. Not only will the findings from the studies reported in this volume help to lay a foundation for the development of a more expansive, sociocultural model of second and foreign language learning, but on a more practical level they will help language educators in creating a set of principles for identifying and sustaining classroom interactional practices that foster additional language development. The volume is distinguished in three ways: * Following a Vygotskyan perspective on development, the studies assume that language learning is a fundamentally pragmatic enterprise, intrinsically linked to language use. This breaks from a more traditional understanding of second and foreign language learning, which has viewed learning and use as two distinct phenomena. The importance of classroom interaction to additional language development is foregrounded. * The investigations reported in this book are distinguished by their methodological approach. Because language learning is assumed to be a situated, context-sensitive, and dynamic process, the studies do not rely on traditional experimental methods for collecting and analyzing data, but rather, they involve primarily the use of ethnographic and discourse analytic methods. * The studies focus on interactional practices that promote second and foreign language learning. Although a great deal of research has examined first language learning in classrooms from a sociocultural perspective, little has looked at second and foreign language classrooms from such a perspective. Thus there is a strong need for this volume of studies addressing this area of research. Researchers, teacher educators, and graduate students across the fields of second and foreign language learning, applied linguistics, and language education will find this book informative and relevant. Because of the programmatic implications arising from the studies, it will also appeal to teacher educators and teachers of second and foreign languages from the elementary to the university levels.
Category: Education

Audiovisual Translation In The Foreign Language Classroom Applications In The Teaching Of English And Other Foreign Languages

Author : Jennifer Lertola
ISBN : 9782490057245
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The aim of this book is to systematically review studies on the applications of captioning (subtitling) and revoicing (dubbing, audio description, and voice-over) in the foreign language classroom, in order to offer an overview of the state of the art and encourage further research. The literature review presents research on the topic, paying particular attention to relevant experimental studies (i.e. empirical research that involves data collection, and not just a mere description of the experience or the learners’ outcomes), examined in terms of research focus, target languages, participants, learning settings, audiovisual materials, captioning/revoicing software, and type of analysis (i.e. qualitative and/or quantitative).

Teachers As Mediators In The Foreign Language Classroom

Author : Michelle Kohler
ISBN : 9781783093069
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Language teachers are key figures in preparing young people for participation in an increasingly multilingual and culturally diverse world, yet little is known about how they go about this in practice. This book uses examples of classroom interaction to reveal how teachers of languages act as intercultural mediators and the implications of this for practice. To date, there has been little exploration of how teachers mediate language and culture learning from an intercultural perspective, and what underlies their mediation practices in terms of their conceptions of intercultural language teaching and learning. This book offers an account of what teachers are thinking, feeling and doing as they enact an intercultural perspective on language teaching and learning.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Second Language Classrooms

Author : Craig Chaudron
ISBN : 0521339804
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This book provides a critical overview of recent classroom-centred research and its implications for the teaching and learning of languages giving new insights into how languages are learned and what the effects of classroom instruction are.
Category: Foreign Language Study

The Foreign Language Educator In Society

Author : Timothy G. Reagan
ISBN : 9781135657888
Genre : Education
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This text brings together two significant domains of educational practice: foreign language education and critical pedagogy--linking them in a way that can help foreign language educators develop a critical awareness of the nature, purposes, and challenges facing foreign language pedagogy. Unique among texts in the field, this is the first to deal explicitly with the social, political, ideological, and economic aspects of language, language learning, and language teaching in our society and to connect the practice of foreign language education with these critical, and crucial, aspects of language and language use. The Foreign Language Educator in Society: Toward A Critical Pedagogy: *emphasizes what teachers and future teachers of foreign languages in this country ought to know and understand about language-- language attitudes, practices, rights, and policy-- and related issues; *focuses on helping students to move beyond pragmatic pedagogical concerns to the social and political concerns relevant to their teaching; and *provides students with the opportunity to develop critical perspectives on the central facets of the language education process. Intended for foreign language education programs at both basic and advanced levels, as well as courses in critical pedagogy, critical language awareness, sociolinguistics, and social and cultural foundations of education, the text provides helpful pedagogical features to direct the reader in applying the content of each chapter to his or her own context.
Category: Education

Critical Reflection And The Foreign Language Classroom

Author : Terry A. Osborn
ISBN : UOM:39015048548385
Genre : Education
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Challenges pre-service and in-service teachers to think about foreign language education and its societal context in terms of power and equality. Helps teachers develop skills in analysis and proposes possibilities for instructional reform.
Category: Education

Boredom In The Foreign Language Classroom

Author : Mirosław Pawlak
ISBN : 9783030507695
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The book focuses on boredom, a construct that has been explored in educational psychology but has received only scant attention from second language acquisition researchers. Although recent years have seen a growing interest in positive emotions in second or foreign language learning and teaching, negative emotions are always present in the classroom and they deserve to be investigated in their own right. The theoretical part provides an overview of the construct of boredom (e.g., definitions, types, empirical studies in the L2 classroom). The empirical part reports the findings of an empirical study which aimed to examine the changes in the levels of boredom experienced by a group of English majors in English classes and identify the factors accounting for such changes. The book closes with a discussion of directions for further research as well as some pedagogic implications.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Extensive Reading In The Second Language Classroom

Author : Richard R. Day
ISBN : 9780521568296
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This comprehensive examination of extensive reading shows how reading large quantities of books and other materials can provide students with essential practice in learning to read and help them develop a positive attitude towards reading, which is sometimes missed in second language classes. The authors first examine the cognitive and affective nature of reading and then offer a wealth of practical advice for implementing extensive reading with second language learners. Suggestions are provided for integrating extensive reading into the curriculum, establishing a library, selecting reading materials, and keeping records for purposes of evaluation. The text also describes a wide variety of classroom activities to supplement individualized silent reading. The information will be useful both for pre-service teachers and for teachers and administrators who want to improve the teaching of reading in their second language programs.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Issues In Modern Foreign Languages Teaching

Author : Kit Field
ISBN : 9780415230643
Genre : Education
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Caring And Sharing In The Foreign Language Class

Author : Gertrude Moskowitz
ISBN : 0838427715
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Caring and Sharing in the Foreign Language Class shows how to integrate a humanistic approach to language teaching with a planned curriculum to promote student self-actualization and self-esteem.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching Writing In Second And Foreign Language Classrooms

Author : Jessica Williams
ISBN : UOM:39015060870865
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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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.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Noticing Oral Corrective Feedback In The Second Language Classroom

Author : Eva Kartchava
ISBN : 9781498536783
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Noticing Oral Corrective Feedback in the Second Language Classroom: Background and Evidence provides a comprehensive overview of research into the role of noticing of form, details several original studies on the phenomenon, and outlines language teaching plans and strategies to augment noticing of errors in the language classroom.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines