Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching

Author: Jack C. Richards,Theodore S. Rodgers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107675960

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 419

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This third edition of Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching is an extensive revision of the popular and accessible text. Like previous editions, this book surveys the major approaches and methods in language teaching such as Grammar Translation, Audiolingualism, Communicative Language Teaching, and the Natural Approach. It examines each approach and method in terms of its theory of language and language learning, goals, syllabus, teaching activities, teacher and learner roles, materials, and classroom techniques. In addition, this third edition includes content on the teaching and learning environment, with chapters on learners and methods, teachers and methods, plus approaches, methods and the curriculum. Teachers and teachers-in-training will discover that this third edition is a comprehensive survey and analysis of teaching methods used around the world. The book seeks not only to clarify the assumptions behind these methods and their similarities and differences, but also to help teachers explore their own beliefs and practices in language teaching.

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.

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.

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 Learning and Language Teaching

Fifth Edition

Author: Vivian Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134683227

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

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Second Language Learning and Language Teaching provides an introduction to the application of second language acquisition research to language teaching. Assuming no previous background in second language acquisition or language teaching methods, this text starts by introducing readers to the basic issues of second language acquisition research. It then examines how people learn particular aspects of the second language, such as grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and the writing system, and at the strategies they adopt in their learning and the differences between individuals. Final chapters look at second language learning in a broader context – the goals of language teaching and how teaching methods relate to SLA research. This newly updated fifth edition builds on the comprehensive scope of earlier editions while also addressing more recent developments in the field, particularly multilingual approaches to language teaching.

Research Methods in Language Learning

Author: David Nunan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521429684

Category: Education

Page: 249

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An introduction to research methods intended to help readers understand and evaluate research in language learning, this book presents a balanced, accessible view of a range of methods including:" formal experiments" introspective methods (including diaries, logs, journals, and stimulated recall" interaction and transcript analysis" case studiesIt emphasises the value to language teachers of reading published research, as well as initiating their own research. After completing the tasks and exercises in each chapter, readers should acquire sufficient skills and knowledge to formulate research questions, collect relevant data, analyse and interpret it, and report the results to others.

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.

Task-Based Language Teaching

Author: David Nunan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521840171

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 222

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While Designing Tasks underpins this new title, the material has been thoroughly updated and includes four new chapters.

Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching

Author: Diane Larsen-Freeman

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 9780194355742

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 189

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This book provides a practical overview of the most important methods in the field. Readers are drawn into classrooms where various teaching methods and approaches are being used. They are encouraged to reflect on their own beliefs and to develop their own approach to language teaching.

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.

Designing Tasks for the Communicative Classroom

Author: David Nunan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521379151

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 211

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Designing Tasks for the Communicative Classroom provides a balanced introduction to both the theoretical and practical aspects of communicative task design, and is aimed at all second and foreign language teachers who want to develop their own tasks, or adopt/adapt those of others. The major purpose is to integrate recent research and practice in language teaching into a framework for analysing learning tasks. This framework should help teachers select, adapt or create their own communicative tasks. The ideas presented are relevant to teachers working in or preparing for a range of teaching situations with a variety of learner types.

Suggestology

Author: Georgi Lozanov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135307105

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

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First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

MAKING COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING HAPPEN

Author: Bill VanPatten,James Lee

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073655178

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

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Praised for its fresh and informed discussion of language instruction and language acquisition, the first edition of Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen was recognized by the Modern Language Association as one of the twenty most influential methods textbooks. The authors are both internationally recognized scholars in the field of second language acquisition research and have also written numerous successful language textbooks. The guiding principle of Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen is the premise that communication is the expression, interpretation, and negotiation of meaning, and not simply oral expression. Following that framework, Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen helps instructors develop communicative classroom environments that blend listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Listening in the Language Classroom

Author: John Field

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107377226

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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This book challenges the orthodox approach to the teaching of second language listening, which is based upon the asking and answering of comprehension questions. The book's central argument is that a preoccupation with the notion of 'comprehension' has led teachers to focus upon the product of listening, in the form of answers to questions, ignoring the listening process itself. The author provides an informed account of the psychological processes which make up the skill of listening, and analyses the characteristics of the speech signal from which listeners have to construct a message. Drawing upon this information, the book proposes a radical alternative to the comprehension approach and provides for intensive small-scale practice in aspects of listening that are perceptually or cognitively demanding for the learner. Listening in the Language Classroom was winner of the Ben Warren International Trust House Prize in 2008.

Communicative Language Teaching in Action

Putting Principles to Work

Author: Klaus Brandl

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131579064

Category: Education

Page: 450

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Communicative Language Teaching in Action: Putting Principles to Work is designed as a basic text that intends to demonstrate principles and practices of communicative language teaching and task-based instruction. Its primary purpose is to serve as a guide for second and foreign language teachers in training or for those who have embarked on a new career as language teachers.

Group Dynamics in the Language Classroom

Author: Zoltán Dörnyei,Tim Murphey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521822763

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 191

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Working, learning and living in groups is a central feature of humans, and therefore the study of groups - called group dynamics - is a vibrant academic field, overlapping diverse areas such as psychology, sociology, business studies and political science. It is also highly relevant to language education because the success of classroom learning is very much dependent on how students relate to each other, what the classroom climate is like, what roles the teacher and the learners play and, more generally, how well students can cooperate and communicate with each other. This innovative book addresses these issues and offers practical advice on how to manage language learner groups in a way that they develop into cohesive and productive teams. Educators interested in communicative language teaching will particularly welcome this book as a useful guide in their day-to-day teaching practice.