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Beliefs Agency And Identity In Foreign Language Learning And Teaching

Author : Paula Kalaja
ISBN : 9781137425959
Genre : Education
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This book explores the phenomena of believing (or giving personal meanings), acting, and identifying (or identity construction), and the interconnectedness of these phenomena in the learning and teaching of English and other foreign languages.

Identity Motivation And Autonomy In Language Learning

Author : Dr. Garold Murray
ISBN : 1847694985
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In this volume researchers from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North and South America employ a variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches in their exploration of the links between identity, motivation, and autonomy in language learning. On a conceptual level the authors explore issues related to agency, metacognition, imagination, beliefs, and self. The book also addresses practice in classroom, self-access, and distance education contexts, considering topics such as teachers’ views on motivation, plurilingual learning, sustaining motivation in distance education, pop culture and gaming, study abroad, and the role of agency and identity in the motivation of pre-service teachers. The book concludes with a discussion of how an approach which sees identity, motivation, and autonomy as interrelated constructs has the potential to inform theory, practice and future research directions in the field of language teaching and learning.

Narratives Of Learning And Teaching Efl

Author : Paula Kalaja
ISBN : 0230545432
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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A collection of research reports on lived experiences of the English language focusing on the subjective meanings and emotions involved in EFL contexts of learning and teaching. The contributors make use of fresh theoretical frameworks and innovative methods of data collection and analysis, including verbal and visual narratives.

Exploring Psychology In Language Learning And Teaching

Author : Marion Williams
ISBN : 9780194423960
Genre : Study Aids
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This book explores key areas of educational and social psychology and considers their relevance to language learning and teaching, using activities and questions for reflection. The topics discussed in the book include: • learners’ and teachers’ beliefs about how a language should be learned and taught • learning and working in groups • relationships with others • the role of the self in teaching and learning • motivation to start and persist with tasks • the role of emotions in learning. The authors provide useful insights for the understanding of language learning and discuss the important implications for language teaching pedagogy. Extra resources are available on the website: www.oup.com/elt/teacher/exploringpsychology Marion Williams was formerly Reader in Applied Linguistics at the University of Exeter and is a past president of IATEFL. Sarah Mercer is Professor of Foreign Language Teaching at the University of Graz, Austria. Stephen Ryan is Professor in the School of Economics at Senshu University, Tokyo.

Beliefs About Sla

Author : P. Kalaja
ISBN : 1402047509
Genre : Education
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This edited collection of articles illustrates more recent work on beliefs about SLA, drawing on the thinking of (educational) philosophers and (discursive) psychologists, including Dewey, Bakhtin, Vygotsky, and Potter. The data for these reports have been collected by a variety of means, e.g., narratives, diary/journal entries, interviews, completion tasks, classroom observations, and subjected to a number of novel ways of analysis. The book puts past and present research into perspective by comparing and contrasting different approaches. Both beliefs from second/foreign language learners and teachers are subject of research. The contributions provide detailed accounts of starting points, definitions, methods of data collection and analysis, main findings and implications for further research.

Learner Identity And Learner Beliefs In Efl Writing

Author : Olga Majchrzak
ISBN : 9783319695600
Genre : Education
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This book focuses on the concept of learner writer identity in the context of foreign language writing. The author demonstrates that the process of writing in a foreign language is much more complex and personal than many writing instructors may assume. The book’s theoretical chapters address such concepts as bilingualism, the process of L2 writing, and identity in L2 writing. The book’s empirical section discusses the students’ views on writing in L1 and in L2, the students’ writing processes in both languages, and the students’ identities in L1 and L2 writing. It is shown that writing in L2 poses problems of a linguistic nature; however, for the advanced EFL learners writing in L2 also creates opportunities they would never have when composing in their mother tongue.

The Applied Linguistic Individual

Author : Phil Benson
ISBN : 1908049383
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A focus on learner individuality in Applied Linguistics has been considered a mark of theoretical weakness from several perspectives. One branch of second language acquisition research has systematically discounted individual characteristics in favour of a search for universal acquisition processes. Another has adopted 'individual differences' as its object of inquiry, but emphasises psychological and sociological group characteristics over those of individuals. At the other end of the spectrum, critical researchers have viewed these approaches as 'individualistic' and have emphasised instead the deeply social character of second language acquisition. More recently, however, the qualitative approaches favoured by socially-oriented researchers have begun to bring issues of individuality to the fore. Autonomy, agency and identity have emerged as important constructs through which researchers are seeking to understand relationships between individuals and the social contexts in which they learn and use languages, and case studies of individuals have become a preferred approach to Applied Linguistics research. These developments raise important questions about the relationship between the social and individual, which has now become a key philosophical and methodological issue in research. This volume addresses this issue through contributions from researchers who carry out their work in a variety of settings in Asia, Australasia, Europe, and North and South America. The authors explore how individuality is conceptualised in socially-oriented approaches to Applied Linguistics research, including Sociocultural Theory, Situated Learning, Imagined Communities, Complexity Theory, and Autonomy Theory. Is there a tension between the social and the individual in these approaches, and if so, how is it manifested and resolved in empirical research?

Reflective Dialogue

Author : Satoko Kato
ISBN : 9781317577546
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Reflective Dialogue presents professional educators with the necessary background and skills to engage in reflective dialogue with language learners effectively. It draws on work in the fields of advising in language learning, reflective practice, sociocultural theory, language learner autonomy, counseling, and life coaching to provide both an introduction to the field and guidance for researching advising in action. The book also includes a wide variety of practical ideas and over 30 sample dialogues that offer clear demonstrations of the concepts discussed in practice. This dynamic textbook’s practical approach illustrates how reflective dialogue can promote language learner autonomy and how language advising can be implemented successfully both inside and outside the classroom.

Aspects Of Culture In Second Language Acquisition And Foreign Language Learning

Author : Janusz Arabski
ISBN : 3642202012
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In recent years language learning has been increasingly viewed by some SLA researchers as an essentially social-psychological process in which the role of a wider sociocultural context should not be marginalized. This volume offers a valuable contribution to this growing body of research by providing theoretical considerations and empirical research data on themes such as the development of intercultural communicative competence, the role of English as a lingua franca in intercultural communication, and the place of cultural factors in SLA theorizing, research, second/foreign language teaching and teacher training. The volume also contains contributions which share the linguistic interest in the culture-related concepts and constructs such as time, modesty, politeness, and respect, discussing the culture-dependent differences in conceptualization and their reflection in particular language forms and linguistic devices.

Language Teacher Psychology

Author : Sarah Mercer
ISBN : 1783099453
Genre : Language acquisition
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This book examines teachers and their psychology from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. It covers well-established areas of teacher psychology plus areas that have only recently begun to be explored. The 19 chapters in this volume make a significant contribution to the emerging field of language teacher psychology.

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