Released on 2015-01-15Categories English language

Language in Context in TESOL

Language in Context in TESOL

Author: Joan Cutting

Publisher:

ISBN: 0748642811

Category: English language

Page: 224

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This book covers the relevance of theories on language analysis to TESOL, showing students how to understand and evaluate TESOL methodology, curriculum, and materials in terms of cooperation, politeness, conversation structure, ideology, power, varieties, domains and genre. Students will be able to consider different ways of teaching in relation to these theories and will be encouraged to design tasks and lessons with a sociological and cultural focus. Key features* Written specifically for those studying TESOL teaching* Shows practical applications of language analysis theory to the TESOL classroom * Concepts and research are presented in an accessible way, regardless of the student's level of teaching experience or linguistic study* Provides group tasks and independent activities, as well as suggestions for teachers to use in their own classrooms.
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

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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 2020-07-06Categories Education

Language Teacher Identity in TESOL

Language Teacher Identity in TESOL

Author: Bedrettin Yazan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000076103

Category: Education

Page: 292

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This volume draws on empirical evidence to explore the interplay between language teacher identity (LTI) and professional learning and instruction in the field of TESOL. In doing so, it makes a unique contribution to the field of language teacher education. By reconceptualizing teacher education, teaching, and ongoing teacher learning as a continuous, context-bound process of identity work, Language Teacher Identity in TESOL discusses how teacher identity serves as a framework for classroom practice, professional, and personal growth. Divided into five sections, the text explores key themes including narratives and writing; multimodal spaces; race, ethnicity, and language; teacher emotions; and teacher educator-researcher practices. The 15 chapters offer insight into the experiences of preservice teachers, in-service teachers, and teacher educators in global TESOL contexts including Canada, Japan, Korea, Norway, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This text will be an ideal resource for researchers, academics, and scholars interested in furthering their knowledge of concepts grounding LTI, as well as teachers and teacher educators seeking to implement identity-oriented approaches in their own pedagogical practices.
Released on 2013-10-08Categories Education

Non-native Educators in English Language Teaching

Non-native Educators in English Language Teaching

Author: George Braine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135461935

Category: Education

Page: 243

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The place of native and non-native speakers in the role of English teachers has probably been an issue ever since English was taught internationally. Although ESL and EFL literature is awash, in fact dependent upon, the scrutiny of non-native learners, interest in non-native academics and teachers is fairly new. Until recently, the voices of non-native speakers articulating their own concerns have been even rarer. This book is a response to this notable vacuum in the ELT literature, providing a forum for language educators from diverse geographical origins and language backgrounds. In addition to presenting autobiographical narratives, these authors argue sociopolitical issues and discuss implications for teacher education, all relating to the theme of non-native educators in ETL. All of the authors are non-native speakers of English. Some are long established professionals, whereas others are more recent initiates to the field. All but one received part of the higher education in North America, and all except two of the chapters are at least partially contextualized in North America. Particularly relevant for non-native speakers who aspire to enter the profession, graduate students in TESOL programs, and teacher educators, the unique nature of this book's contributors and its contents will interest researchers and professionals in applied linguistics generally and in ELT, and all those who are concerned with the role of non-native speakers in English-language teaching.
Released on 2007-12-31Categories Education

International Handbook of English Language Teaching

International Handbook of English Language Teaching

Author: Jim Cummins

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387463018

Category: Education

Page: 1201

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This two volume handbook provides a comprehensive examination of policy, practice, research and theory related to English Language Teaching in international contexts. More than 70 chapters highlight the research foundation for best practices, frameworks for policy decisions, and areas of consensus and controversy in second language acquisition and pedagogy. The Handbook provides a unique resource for policy makers, educational administrators, and researchers concerned with meeting the increasing demand for effective English language teaching. It offers a strongly socio-cultural view of language learning and teaching. It is comprehensive and global in perspective with a range of fresh new voices in English language teaching research.
Released on 2021-04-05Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Pragmatics and its Applications to TESOL and SLA

Pragmatics and its Applications to TESOL and SLA

Author: Salvatore Attardo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119554257

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

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A concise introduction to the field of theoretical pragmatics and its applications in second language acquisition and English-language instruction Pragmatics and its Applications to TESOL and SLA offers an in-depth description of key areas of linguistic pragmatics and a review of how those topics can be applied to pedagogy in the fields of second language acquisition (SLA) and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). This book is an excellent resource for students and professionals who have an interest in teaching pragmatics (speech acts, the cooperative principle, deixis, politeness theory, and more) in second language contexts. This book introduces technical terminology and concepts—including the fundamentals of semantics and semiotics—in simple language, and it provides illuminating examples, making it an excellent choice for readers with an elementary linguistics background who wish to further their knowledge of pragmatics. It also covers more advanced pragmatics topics, including stance, indexicality, and pragmatic appropriateness. Key features include: A comprehensive introduction to pragmatics, covering meaning, speech acts, the cooperation principle, politeness, metapragmatics, and more A unique orientation toward practical application in second language acquisition studies and English-language instruction Two-part chapters clearly separating theoretical introductions from concrete, real-world applications of the theory Thorough coverage that is accessible to both students and professionals currently teaching English to speakers of other languages, including sample lesson plans Practical chapters on the interface between pragmatics and teaching, and on research design Pragmatics and its Applications to TESOL and SLA is a comprehensive and coherent introduction, perfect for students, researchers, and scholars of pragmatics, second language acquisition, language teaching, and intercultural communication. It is also an excellent resource for professionals in the field of English-language education.
Released on 2014-12-05Categories Education

Advances and Current Trends in Language Teacher Identity Research

Advances and Current Trends in Language Teacher Identity Research

Author: Yin Ling Cheung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317686521

Category: Education

Page: 284

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This book presents the latest research on understanding language teacher identity and development for both novice and experienced researchers and educators, and introduces non-experts in language teacher education to key topics in teacher identity research. It covers a wide range of backgrounds, themes, and subjects pertaining to language teacher identity and development. Some of these include the effects of apprenticeship in doctoral training on novice teacher identity; the impacts of mid-career redundancy on the professional identities of teachers; challenges faced by teachers in the construction of their professional identities; the emerging professional identity of pre-service teachers; teacher identity development of beginning teachers; the role of emotions in the professional identities of non-native English speaking teachers; the negotiation of professional identities by female academics. Advances and Current Trends in Language Teacher Identity Research will appeal to academics in ELT/TESOL/applied linguistics. It will also be useful to those who are non-experts in language teacher education, yet still need to know about theories and recent advances in the area due to varying reasons including their affiliation to a teacher training institute; needs to participate in projects on language teacher education; and teaching a course for pre-service and in-service language teachers.
Released on 2017-09-25Categories Education

International English in Its Sociolinguistic Contexts

International English in Its Sociolinguistic Contexts

Author: Sandra Lee McKay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351562447

Category: Education

Page: 210

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Present-day globalization, migration, and the spread of English have resulted in a great diversity of social and educational contexts in which English learning is taking place. A basic assumption of this book is that because English is an international language, effective pedagogical decisions cannot be made without giving special attention to the many varied contexts in which English is taught and learned. Its unique value is the combination of three strands – globalization, sociolinguistics, and English as an international language – in one focused volume specifically designed for language teachers, providing explicit links between sociolinguistic concepts and language pedagogy. International English in Its Sociolinguistic Contexts: fully recognizes the relationship between social context and language teaching describes the social and sociolinguistic factors that affect the teaching and learning of English examines how the social context is influential in determining which languages are promoted in schools and society and how these languages are taught is unique in directly relating basic constructs in sociolinguistics to English language teaching features case studies that illustrate the diversity of English teaching contexts Directed to a wide TESOL and applied linguistics professional readership, this text will be particularly useful and effective for pre-service and in-service professional development in TESOL for K-12 and higher education levels.
Released on 2018-04-17Categories Education

The Politics of English Second Language Writing Assessment in Global Contexts

The Politics of English Second Language Writing Assessment in Global Contexts

Author: Todd Ruecker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351603027

Category: Education

Page: 244

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Reflecting the internationalization of the field of second language writing, this book focuses on political aspects and pedagogical issues of writing instruction and testing in a global context. High-stakes assessment impacts the lives of second language (L2) writers and their teachers around the world, be it the College English Test in China, Common Core-aligned assessments in the U.S., English proficiency tests in Poland, or the material conditions (such as access to technology, training, and other resources) affecting a classroom. With contributions from authors working in ten different countries in a variety of institutional contexts, the chapters examine the uses and abuses of various writing-related assessments, and the policies that determine their form and use. Representing a diverse range of contexts, methods, and disciplines, the authors jointly call for more equitable testing systems that consider the socioeconomic, psychometric, affective, institutional, and needs of all students who strive to gain access to education and employment opportunities related to English language proficiency.
Released on 2000Categories Education

Discourse and Context in Language Teaching

Discourse and Context in Language Teaching

Author: Marianne Celce-Murcia

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521648370

Category: Education

Page: 287

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Recommends that language teachers incorporate discourse and pragmatics in their teaching if they wish to implement a communicative approach in their classrooms. The authors show how a discourse perspective can enhance the teaching of traditional areas of linguistic knowledge and language skills.
Released on 2009-11-03Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Author: MANISH A. VYAS

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120339330

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 494

View: 353

Today, English Language Teaching (ELT), especially English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL), has been witnessing unprecedented changes in curriculum, teaching methodology, and the application of learning theories. This has created a demand for teachers who can teach English to learners of varied cultural, socio-economic and psychological backgrounds. This book discusses the modern trends, innovations, as well as the difficulties and challenges in teaching and learning ESL in a non-native context. The book, with contributions from many experts (each one specializing in a particular field) from countries such as UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, India, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, China, and Japan, provides new methods, strategies and application-oriented solutions to overcome the problems in a practical way. The book deals with all topics pertinent to ESL and these are reinforced by a large number of examples and quotations from different sources. What distinguishes the text is its focus on modern innovations and use of technology in ELT/CLT (communicative language teaching). Teachers, teacher-trainees (B.Ed./M.A. Education/M.Ed.), and teacher-educators who are concerned with teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) should find this book immensely helpful.