Methodology in Language Teaching

An Anthology of Current Practice

Author: Jack C. Richards,Willy A. Renandya

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521004404

Category: Education

Page: 422

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This comprehensive anthology provides an overview of current approaches, issues, and practices in teaching of English to speakers of other languages. Serves as an important research resource for researchers, M.A. TESOL students, and teachers wishing to design a basic course in methodology.

The Language Teaching Matrix

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521387941

Category: Education

Page: 185

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Richards explains how effective language teaching involves a network of interactions between curriculum, methodology, teachers, learners, instructional materials. Each chapter discusses and examines the theoretical and practical dimensions of a central issue in language teaching. Topics covered include the nature of effective teaching, self-monitoring in teacher development, language and content, and teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing. Richards presents key issues in an accessible and highly readable style, and shows how teachers and teachers-in-training can be involved in the investigation of classroom teaching and learning. The emphasis is not on prescriptions but rather on developing effective teaching through understanding the various factors that interact in second language learning and in the second language classroom.

Teacher Learning in Language Teaching

Author: Donald Freeman,Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521559072

Category: Education

Page: 388

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This book discusses the field of educational research called 'teacher learning, ' as it applies to the teaching of languages. This book invites us to look at teacher education from a fresh point of view, through an exploration of the thinking and learning processes of individuals as they learn to teach. Seventeen original articles, based on studies done in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, provide examples of pioneering research into the ways that individuals learn to teach languages, and the roles that previous experience, social context, and professional training play in the process. --From publisher's description.

TEFL Lesson Plans For Dummies

Author: Michelle M. Maxom

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118764242

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Instant English lessons – learn in a flash! TEFL Lesson Plans For Dummies is a ready-made coursemanual for TEFL teachers. With fully fleshed-out lessons,activities, tools, games, and resources, this book contains what isessentially an instant TEFL course. Use the ready-made materialsdirectly in the classroom, or follow along with the detailedplanning models and frameworks to grow your skills while designingyour own lesson plans more effectively. The book includes access toonline materials you can print for use in class, and the lessonscan be used with or without the aid of technology in the classroom.You'll find expert advice on teaching all age levels and classsizes, including ideas for taking the lessons out into theworld. Many EFL/ESL teachers have little or no experience, and may haveonly been in the profession for a limited time. TEFL LessonPlans For Dummies saves the day with materials, ideas, andactivities that can be implemented quickly and easily, makinglessons more productive and fun. From quick exercises tolarger-scale plans, this book contains hundreds of ways to helpyour students become more proficient English speakers. Implement expertly-designed planning models with step-by-stepadvice Teach lessons designed for students of all ages and classes ofall sizes Integrate technology when it's available, or do without it whenit's not Move your lessons outside of the classroom for deeperimmersion Whether you're taking a TEFL training course, about to head outon your first job, or a veteran of the field, this book providesyou with the tools you will need to get things moving in class. Ifyou're looking to cut down on planning time without sacrificingstudent engagement, TEFL Lesson Plans For Dummies is theclassroom-ready resource you need.

Key Issues in Language Teaching

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110745610X

Category: Language and languages

Page: 840

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A comprehensive and extensively researched overview of key issues in language teaching today. This essential text for English language teachers surveys a broad range of core topics that are important in understanding contemporary approaches to teaching English as a second or international language, and which form the content of many professional development courses for language teachers. A wide range of issues is examined, including a consideration of the nature of English in the world, the way the English teaching profession works, the development of teaching methods, the nature of classroom teaching, teaching the four skills, teaching the language system, and elements of a language program.

Teaching the Spoken Language

Author: Gillian Brown,George Yule

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521273848

Category: Education

Page: 162

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Teaching the Spoken Language is about teaching the spoken language. It presents in a highly accessible form the results of the author's important research on teaching and assessing effective spoken communication. The authors examine the nature of spoken language and how it differs from written language both in form and purpose. A large part of it is concerned with principles and techniques for teaching spoken production and listening comprehension. An important chapter deals with how to assess spoken language. The principles and techniques described apply to the teaching of English as a foreign and second language, and are also highly relevant to the teaching of the mother tongue.

Language Test Construction and Evaluation

Author: J. Charles Alderson,Caroline Clapham,Dianne Wall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521478298

Category: Education

Page: 310

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This book describes the process of language test construction and reviews current practice.

Motivational Strategies in the Language Classroom

Author: Zoltan Dörnyei

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521790298

Category: Education

Page: 155

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When trying to explain any success or failure in second language (L2) learning, the term 'motivation' is often used by teachers and students alike. Indeed, motivation is one of the key learner factors that determines the rate and success of L2 attainment: it provides the primary impetus to initiate learning the L2 and later the driving force to sustain the long learning process. Without sufficient motivation, even individuals with the most remarkable abilities cannot accomplish long-term goals. This book takes a practical approach to teaching motivational strategies in the language classroom, and gives the teacher strategies that they can use to motivate language learners.

Discourse and Context in Language Teaching

A Guide for Language Teachers

Author: Marianne Celce-Murcia,Elite Olshtain

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521640555

Category: Education

Page: 279

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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.

Interactive Language Teaching

Author: Wilga M. Rivers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521322162

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 228

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In this collection of essays, a distinguished group of innovative teachers and writers describe the approaches and techniques they have incorporated into their own teaching. The articles are designed to help classroom teachers make language classes more participatory and communication oriented. Successive articles deal with the structure of interaction in large and small groups: imaginative activities for listening, speaking, reading, writing, and testing; the use of poetry, song, and drama; how to perform grammar rules rather than recite them; the special contribution of authentic materials; using audio and video as well as computer software to enhance learning, tapping the community as a resource; learning to interact in different cultural styles; and preparing the student for real-life professional use of language. Teachers of any language and teachers in training will find in this volume a wealth of original and practical ideas for the classroom.

Communicative Language Teaching

An Introduction

Author: William Littlewood

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521281547

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 108

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The communicative approach is changing the face of foreign language teaching. It provides an introduction to communicative language teaching for practising classroom teachers. The author gives a single coherent account of the basic communicative ideas, emphasizing those aspects most important in the classroom so that teachers can integrate the new ideas into their own familiar methods. He stresses that a knowledge of grammar remains essential for effective communication.

Curriculum Development in Language Teaching

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521804912

Category: Education

Page: 321

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This text provides a systematic introduction to the issues involved in planning, developing, and managing effective language programs. The paperback edition provides a systematic introduction to the issues involved in developing, managing, and evaluating effective second and foreign language programs and teaching materials. Key stages in the curriculum development process are examined, including situation analysis, needs analysis, goal setting, syllabus design, materials development and adaptation, teaching and teacher support, and evaluation. Discussion activities throughout the book enable it to be used as a reference text for teachers and administrators.

Second Language Teacher Education

Author: Jack C. Richards,David Nunan,Michael Swan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521387798

Category: Education

Page: 340

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This text provides a detailed account of current approaches to the education of teachers of second languages. The paperback edition provides a detailed account of current approaches to the education of teachers of second languages. It offers valuable ideas on the observation and supervision of classrooms, on self-evaluation by teachers, and on teaching itself. Its emphasis reflects the shift in orientation from teacher training to teacher education, in which teachers are involved in developing their own theories of teaching, understanding the nature of teacher decision making, and developing strategies for critical self-evaluation. The book is aimed at teachers, teacher educators, and workshop facilitators involved both in pre-service and in-service education of teachers of second and foreign languages.

The Cambridge Guide to Research in Language Teaching and Learning

Author: James Dean Brown,Christine Coombe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110748555X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 328

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This book provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of research methods in second-language teaching and learning, from experts in the field. The Cambridge Guide to Research in Language Teaching and Learning covers 36 core areas of second-language research, organised into four main sections: Primary Considerations; Getting Ready; Doing the Research; Research Contexts. Presenting in-depth but easy to understand theoretical overviews, along with practical advice, the volume is aimed at 'students of research', including pre-service and in-service language teachers who are interested in research methods, as well as those studying research methods in Bachelor, MA, or PhD graduate programs around the world.

Bibliographic Guide to Education

Author: N.A

Publisher: G K Hall

ISBN: 9780783897080

Category:

Page: 830

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