Released on 2021-10-12Categories Foreign Language Study

Introduction to TESOL

Introduction to TESOL

Author: Kate Reynolds

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119632719

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 432

View: 228

A comprehensive introduction to TESOL for new and future teachers of English, offering a full and detailed view of the process of becoming a language teacher Introduction to TESOL: Becoming a Language Teaching Professional presents an expansive and well-balanced view of both the interdisciplinary knowledgebase and professional opportunities in the field of language teaching. Written to help aspiring TESOL educators understand how to begin their careers, this comprehensive textbook covers both the foundational linguistic elements of TESOL as well as the practical pedagogical aspects of the discipline. Written with the needs of the introductory student in mind, this book delves into the essentials of English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teaching, covering professional organizations, language acquisition theories, instructional practices, professional development, and more. Readers are provided with clear descriptions of recent research and contemporary practices, numerous illustrations and examples highlighting key material, and engaging real-world vignettes from professionals teaching internationally. Offering a coherent overview and contextualized orientation of the field of TESOL, this guide: Discusses the differences in TESOL approaches in international settings Addresses the current state and potential future of TESOL with a view for new developments in teaching pedagogy and language research Explores the history and development of the field, including the political, social, and cultural decisions made about language teaching and learning Describes the specializations, niches, and subfields within the discipline of TESOL Explains what, how and why TESOL educators need a working understanding of linguistics and second language acquisition theories Outlines the scope of the profession and how to engage in professional organizations to grow in expertise Introduction to TESOL: Becoming a Language Teaching Professional is essential reading for students and educators planning to enter this dynamic and rewarding area of language teaching.
Released on 2015-03Categories Education

Introduction to TESOL

Introduction to TESOL

Author: Keith W Brooks

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557356669

Category: Education

Page: 342

View: 843

This is one of the most intense books a newcomer to ELL will ever purchase. Completely updated for Praxis 0361 test takers. What you will learn in this book is taught by hundreds of TESOL schools around the world. What is more is that you will learn about how to teach as a regular school teacher. The glossary, assessment and methodologies sections are what you will learn from university programs and not a short 4 week crash course. This book explains the different areas you need to learn to be an effective teacher: Lesson Plans Book Selection Whiteboard styles Classroom Management - Methodologies and Theories - More than 40 Grammar Vocabulary Reading Writing Speaking Listening Assessments - More than 8 different assessment types Culture Glossary - More than 400 terms Written by Keith Brooks, a licensed US teacher from Maine and who has been an ELL teacher for nearly eight years in Korea, Cambodia and Saipan.
Released on 2021-11-23Categories Foreign Language Study

Introduction to TESOL

Introduction to TESOL

Author: Kate Mastruserio Reynolds

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119632696

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 436

View: 492

A comprehensive introduction to TESOL for new and future teachers of English, offering a full and detailed view of the process of becoming a language teacher Introduction to TESOL: Becoming a Language Teaching Professional presents an expansive and well-balanced view of both the interdisciplinary knowledgebase and professional opportunities in the field of language teaching. Written to help aspiring TESOL educators understand how to begin their careers, this comprehensive textbook covers both the foundational linguistic elements of TESOL as well as the practical pedagogical aspects of the discipline. Written with the needs of the introductory student in mind, this book delves into the essentials of English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teaching, covering professional organizations, language acquisition theories, instructional practices, professional development, and more. Readers are provided with clear descriptions of recent research and contemporary practices, numerous illustrations and examples highlighting key material, and engaging real-world vignettes from professionals teaching internationally. Offering a coherent overview and contextualized orientation of the field of TESOL, this guide: Discusses the differences in TESOL approaches in international settings Addresses the current state and potential future of TESOL with a view for new developments in teaching pedagogy and language research Explores the history and development of the field, including the political, social, and cultural decisions made about language teaching and learning Describes the specializations, niches, and subfields within the discipline of TESOL Explains what, how and why TESOL educators need a working understanding of linguistics and second language acquisition theories Outlines the scope of the profession and how to engage in professional organizations to grow in expertise Introduction to TESOL: Becoming a Language Teaching Professional is essential reading for students and educators planning to enter this dynamic and rewarding area of language teaching.
Released on 2015-02-26Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

TESOL: A Guide

TESOL: A Guide

Author: Jun Liu

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441127136

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 595

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.
Released on 2014-09-25Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction to Second Language Acquisition Research

An Introduction to Second Language Acquisition Research

Author: Diane Larsen-Freeman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317869245

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 912

Understanding how people learn and fail to learn second and foreign languages is increasingly recognised as a critical social and psycholinguistic issue. Second languages are vitally important to diverse groups of people, ranging from refugees to college students facing foreign language requirements. This book provides a synthesis of empirical findings on second and foreign language learning by children and adults, emphasising the design and execution of appropriate research.
Released on 2021-03-08Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Mobility of Knowledge, Practice and Pedagogy in TESOL Teacher Education

Mobility of Knowledge, Practice and Pedagogy in TESOL Teacher Education

Author: Anwar Ahmed

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030641405

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 349

View: 202

This edited book brings together chapters from diverse geographical and educational contexts to examine the question of transnationalism in English Language teacher education. While the activities that connect people, institutions and cultural practices across the borders of nation-states have gained interest in fields such as applied linguistics, TESOL and migration studies in recent years, there has been little research so far into how transnationalism intersects with language teacher education, and how existing practices can be better integrated into teacher education programmes. The authors fill this gap by introducing and examining existing transnational practices - including cross-cultural settings, study abroad programmes and online teacher education - then offering multiple dialogues on mobility of knowledge, practice and pedagogy in teacher education. This book will be of interest to language teachers, teacher educators, and students and scholars of applied linguistics, cross-cultural studies, and migration studies.
Released on 2020-05-14Categories Education

TESOL and Sustainability

TESOL and Sustainability

Author: Jason Goulah

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350115095

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 515

In the burgeoning field of ecolinguistics, little attention has been given to the ways in which English language teaching is and has become implicated in global ecological crises. This book begins a dialogue about the opportunities and responsibilities presented to the TESOL field to re-orient professional practice in ways that drive cultural change and engender alternate language practices and metaphors. Covering a diverse range of topics, including anthropogenic climate change, habitat loss, food insecurity and mass migration, chapters argue that such crises require not only technological innovation, but also cultural changes in how human beings relate to each other and their environment. Arguing that it is incumbent upon the field of English language teaching to reckon with such cultural changes in how and what we teach, TESOL and Sustainability addresses the ways in which discourses such as eco-pedagogy, the critique of neo-liberalism, non-Western philosophy and post-humanist thought can and must inform how and what is taught in ESL and EFL classrooms.
Released on 2021-12-24Categories Education

Advocacy for Social and Linguistic Justice in TESOL

Advocacy for Social and Linguistic Justice in TESOL

Author: Christine E. Poteau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000505078

Category: Education

Page: 276

View: 542

Recognizing the need for increased social justice in the fields of TESOL and English Language Teaching (ELT) globally, this volume presents a range of international case studies and empirical research to demonstrate how English language instruction can promote social and linguistic justice through advocacy-oriented pedagogies and curricula. Advocacy for Social and Linguistic Justice in TESOL adopts a critical, and evidence-based approach to identifying effective practice in ensuring inclusive and equitable learning and teaching. Chapters address emergent issues including heritage language and L1 attrition, teacher and learner identity, and linguistic colonialism, as well as wider issues such as global citizenship and human rights. Focus is placed on empowering both educators and learners as advocates of social justice and consideration is also given to how social responsibility can be supported through enhanced teacher preparation and professional development. Making a timely contribution at the intersection of advocacy, social justice, and English language teaching, this book will be key reading for postgraduate researchers, scholars, and academics in the fields of TESOL and ELT, as well as language education, applied linguistics, and the sociology of education more broadly. English language teachers and practitioners will also find this volume of interest.
Released on 2021-04-05Categories Education

The TESOL Research Training Journey

The TESOL Research Training Journey

Author: Shen Chen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000370843

Category: Education

Page: 236

View: 943

Research training is challenging, and the attrition rate of doctoral students has been increasing in Canada, the UK, the USA and Australia. In their book, Chen and Le examine the reasons for these students becoming demotivated, particularly in the context of TESOL. There has been much investigation into research training issues in multiple contexts and multiple disciplines. Yet, the research training process in TESOL for international students has not been explored sufficiently, and their voices have not been heard. This book gives voice to the research trainees, allowing their experiences to be reflected and the implications discussed in order to help create more effective supervision models. By employing the qualitative approach and adopting critical incident as a new technique for data collection, Chen and Le attempt to gain insights into the research training process to reveal different research stages of research trainees—those undertaking PhD degrees—and to put forward a model of supervision to improve the innovation and quality of research. This book tackles the complex nature of research training. It is hoped that findings of this study can provide research supervisors and trainees with theoretical insights and practical references.
Released on 2016-10-24Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

The Plurilingual TESOL Teacher

The Plurilingual TESOL Teacher

Author: Elizabeth Ellis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781614513421

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 327

View: 228

This book introduces a new topic to applied linguistics: the significance of the TESOL teacher’s background as a learner and user of additional languages. The development of the global TESOL profession as a largely English-only enterprise has led to the accepted view that, as long as the teacher has English proficiency, then her or his other languages are irrelevant. The book questions this view. Learners are in the process of becoming plurilingual, and this book argues that they are best served by a teacher who has experience of plurilingualism. The book proposes a new way of looking at teacher linguistic identity by examining in detail the rich language biographies of teachers: of growing up with two or more languages; of learning languages through schooling or as an adult, of migrating to another linguaculture, of living in a plurilingual family and many more. The book examines the history of language-in-education policy which has led to the development of the TESOL profession in Australia and elsewhere as a monolingual enterprise. It shows that teachers’ language backgrounds have been ignored in teacher selection, teacher training and ongoing professional development. The author draws on literature in teacher cognition, bilingualism studies, intercultural competence, bilingual lifewriting and linguistic identity to argue that languages play a key part in the development of teachers’ professional beliefs, identity, language awareness and language learning awareness. Drawing on three studies involving 115 teachers from Australia and seven other countries, the author demonstrates conclusively that large numbers of teachers do have plurilingual experiences; that these experiences are ignored in the profession, but that they have powerful effects on the formation of beliefs about language learning and teaching which underpin good practice. Those teachers who identify as monolingual almost invariably have some language learning experience, but it was low-level, short-lived and unsuccessful. How does the experience of successful or unsuccessful language learning and language use affect one’s identity, beliefs and practice as an English language teacher? What kinds of experience are most beneficial? These concepts and findings have implications for teacher language education, teacher professional development and the current calls for increased plurilingual practices in the TESOL classroom.