Reflective Teaching In Second Language Classrooms

Author: Jack C. Richards
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052145803X
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This text introduces techniques for teachers to explore their classroom experiences and for critical reflection on teaching practices. This book introduces teachers to techniques for exploring their own classroom experiences. Numerous books deal with classroom observation and research, but this is the first to offer a carefully structured approach to self-observation and self-evaluation. Richards and Lockhart aim to develop a reflective approach to teaching, one in which teachers collect data about their own teaching; examine their attitudes, beliefs, and assumptions; and use the information they obtain as a basis for critical reflection on teaching practices. Each chapter includes questions and activities appropriate for group discussion or self-study.

Second Language Classrooms

Author: Craig Chaudron
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521327756
Size: 20,36 MB
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This book provides a critical overview of recent classroom-centred research and its implications for the teaching and learning of languages giving new insights into how languages are learned and what the effects of classroom instruction are

Training Foreign Language Teachers

Author: Michael J. Wallace
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521356541
Size: 16,47 MB
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Training Foreign Language Teachers is aimed at anyone in the area of foreign language teaching who is engaged in designing, running or taking part in teacher education programmes. It begins by examining some current models of teacher education. It goes on to describe the notion of the teacher as 'reflective practitioner' - someone who reflects on the practice of their profession as a way of developing their expertise in it. Training Foreign Language Teachers explores ways in which a reflective approach can be applied to many areas of the teacher education programme, including: * classroom observation * microteaching * design and assesment of teacher education programmes. It contains many suggestions for practical work and discussion, and numerous applications to actual situations, including an extended case-study.

The Language Teaching Matrix

Author: Jack C. Richards
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521387941
Size: 19,72 MB
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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.

Learning Strategies In Second Language Acquisition

Author: J. Michael O'Malley
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052135286X
Size: 19,94 MB
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A review of the literature on learning strategies, describing and classifying learning strategies in second language learning.

Reflective Practice In English Language Teaching

Author: Steve Mann
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317557840
Size: 17,57 MB
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Offering a unique, data-led, evidence-based approach to reflective practice in English language teaching, this book brings together theory, research and practice in an accessible way to demonstrate what reflective practice looks like and how it is undertaken in a range of contexts. Readers learn how to do and to research reflective practice in their own settings. Through the use of data, dialogue and appropriate tools, the authors show how reflective practice can be used as an ongoing teaching tool that supports professional self-development.

Techniques And Principles In Language Teaching

Author: Diane Larsen-Freeman
Editor: Oxford University
ISBN: 9780194355742
Size: 12,22 MB
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The Grammar-Translation Method - The Direct Method - The Audio-Lingual Method - The Silent Way - Desuggestopedia - Community Language Learning - Total Physical Response - Communicative Language Teaching - Content-based, Task-based, and Participatory Approaches - Learning Strategy Training, Cooperative Learning and Multiple Intelligences.

Designing Tasks For The Communicative Classroom

Author: David Nunan
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521379151
Size: 14,66 MB
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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.

The Practice Of English Language Teaching

Author: Jeremy Harmer
Editor: Pearson P T R
Size: 16,31 MB
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In this new edition there is a new chapter on teaching vocabulary, a section on discovery techniques, more on task-based learning and learner training, and a recognition of the change of perception about what communicative competence might be. Many of the categories of communicative activities have been rearranged and there is a more detailed account of teacher roles, together with a section on the use of the mother tongue. The sample lesson plan has been changed and the many examples from textbooks generally reflect the materials now in use rather than those which were current when the first edition came out.

The Good Language Learner

Author: Neil Naiman
Editor: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853593130
Size: 19,44 MB
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This book is one of the most influential research studies on Second Language Learning ever undertaken. The Good Language Learner addresses key problems for teachers about the strategies that successful learners use, the attitudes they show to the language they are learning, the nature of their most successful experiences and similar issues. It is based on the direct experience of a wide range of learners. It enables us to recognise the combined roles of fluency activity and natural communication on the one hand, and accuracy activity with formal understanding of the language system and the mistakes that one is liable to make as a learner, on the other hand. Few works of empirical analysis in language teaching have had so much influence, and this edition should be an essential component of any teacher's library in local authority centres, schools, teacher education institutions, and the home library of language teachers.