Released on 1992-09-03Categories Foreign Language Study

Lexical Phrases and Language Teaching

Lexical Phrases and Language Teaching

Author: James R. Nattinger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194371646

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 218

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Presents a language teaching programme based on the use of 'prefabricated language'. The authors show that the unit of language they term the 'lexical phrase' can serve as an effective basis, for both second and foreign language learning.
Released on 1997Categories Foreign Language Study

Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition

Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition

Author: James Coady

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521561327

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 299

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This book compares direct learning of vocabulary (through memorization) and indirect learning of vocabulary (through context) in second language classrooms, advocating a balance between these two modes of learning. Thirteen original articles present theory, research, and an exploration of relevant pedagogical issues.
Released on 2001-03-12Categories Education

Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching

Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521008433

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 999

In addition to the approaches and methods covered in the first edition, this edition includes new chapters, such as whole language, multiple intelligences, neurolinguistic programming, competency-based language teaching, co-operative language learning, content-based instruction, task-based language teaching, and The Post-Methods Era.
Released on 2018-03-15Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Practice in Second Language Learning

Practice in Second Language Learning

Author: Christian Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108694261

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

View: 507

Bringing together an international team of researchers, this volume explores practice in second language learning - activities which aim to develop skills in or knowledge of a second language. The book begins with two theoretical overviews of practice as applied to learning to speak in a second language and in cognitive accounts of second language acquisition. This theory underpins the volume, which is split into two main sections: receptive and productive practice. The studies look at practice in English, German and Spanish as a second language in various contexts including traditional classrooms, periods of study abroad and online language learning. The differing research designs used mean that the chapters contain clear implications for classroom pedagogy and further directions for research, teaching and learning in different contexts.
Released on 2011-06-23Categories Education

Systemization in Foreign Language Teaching

Systemization in Foreign Language Teaching

Author: Wilfried Decoo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134233427

Category: Education

Page: 374

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Foreign language learning is a progressive endeavor. Whatever the method, the learner should advance from one point to another, constantly improving. Growing proficiency entails growing language content. Content is complex, displaying many dimensions. Syllabus designers, textbook authors, and teachers often struggle with the monitoring of content. Computer-assisted systemization helps to handle it in a manageable framework. Besides inventorying content, it ensures more balanced selections, calculated progression, and controlled reiteration of previously learned material. It gauges the usability of authentic material in relation to the level attained. During the teaching process, it allows the instant selection of items needed for a communicative situation, focus on forms, or particular exercises. This book first describes the theoretical background for systemization, including a historical overview, with special attention to the Common European Framework and the new Profiles and Referentials. Next the practical steps for computer-assisted implementation with examples taken from French and English, but applicable to any language.
Released on 2011-08-15Categories Education

The Handbook of Language Teaching

The Handbook of Language Teaching

Author: Michael H. Long

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444350029

Category: Education

Page: 824

View: 240

Bringing together an international and interdisciplinary team of contributors, this Handbook is a wide-ranging and invaluable reference guide to language teaching. A comprehensive reference work on language teaching, which combines the latest research findings, coverage of core topics, and examples of teaching experience from a variety of languages and settings Provides a unique breadth of coverage, including: the psycholinguistic underpinnings of language learning; social, political, and educational contexts; program design; materials writing and course design; teaching and testing; teacher education; and assessment and evaluation Offers a balanced evaluation of the major positions and approaches, including examining the increasingly important social and political context of language teaching Written by an international and interdisciplinary group of authors from a dozen different countries; English is only one of the many languages used as examples throughout the volume
Released on 2020-07-31Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Vocabulary in Language Teaching

Vocabulary in Language Teaching

Author: Norbert Schmitt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108758000

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

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Internationally recognised as one of the leading texts in its field, this volume offers a comprehensive introduction to vocabulary for language teachers who would like to know more about the way vocabulary works. Two leading specialists make research and theory accessible, providing the background knowledge necessary for practitioners to make informed choices about vocabulary teaching and testing. This second edition retains the popular format of the first edition, and has been rewritten to take account of the many developments in the past 20 years. There is a greater focus on the vocabulary learning process, with new chapters on incidental learning, and intentional learning, and a new wide-ranging discussion of formulaic language. The book now also includes extensive treatment of word lists and vocabulary tests, with explanations of their various strengths and limitations. Updated further reading sections, and new Exercises for Expansion make this volume more invaluable than ever.