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Rules Patterns And Words

Author : Dave Willis
ISBN : 9780521829243
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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In an accessible style, the author demonstrates the link between grammar and vocabulary.

Task Based Language Teaching

Author : David Nunan
ISBN : 9780521840170
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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While Designing Tasks underpins this new title, the material has been thoroughly updated and includes four new chapters.

Exploring Spoken English

Author : Ronald Carter
ISBN : 0521568609
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Exploring Spoken English is a practical guide to the features of natural spoken English, designed for teachers and advanced learners of English for use in groups and for self-study. The material consists of 20 varied extracts of authentic spoken English drawn from the Cambridge University Press and University of Nottingham corpus of spoken English. All the extracts are on an accompanying Audio CDs. Each unit contains an activity for the reader and a line-by-line commentary offering new insights into grammar, vocabulary and discourse patterns in the text. The accompanying CDs contain all the extracts, some re-recorded for the purposes of clarity.

English As A Foreign Or Second Language

Author : Mohammed S. Assiri
ISBN : 9781482832662
Genre : Education
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This book offers a brief review of the theoretical perspectives and empirical findings that have shaped our understanding of salient facets of English language teaching, learning, and testing. It also communicates my personal views in regard to certain issues in these three domains. The book is divided into five chapters that range in their foci from theory to practice. Chapter one presents the most influential theoretical perspectives that have sought to account for the processes involved in second language acquisition and the roles of the so many variables that affect how a learner acquires a second language. The second chapter discusses several methods and practices commonly used in EL2 (English as a foreign/second language) teaching. Chapter three highlights the differences between Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills and Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (or BICS vs. CALP) as well as the various categories of language learning and use strategies. In the fourth chapter, the presentation centers on EL2 testing and assessment. Chapter five is wholly devoted to my personal views, including my philosophy of language education, critiques of some scholarly views, and practical recommendations. Such views have had their inspiration and support from my experiences both as a learner and as a teacher.

Materials Development In Language Teaching

Author : Brian Tomlinson
ISBN : 9781107376595
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Materials Development in Language Teaching aims to help readers apply current theoretical principles and research findings to the practical realities of developing and exploiting classroom materials. The authors also suggest new ideas and directions in materials development, which readers can pursue for themselves. This book is accessible to readers with little previous experience in the field, and is essential reading for all those involved in developing materials for language teaching. In the second edition of this highly popular title, each chapter has been comprehensively revised and updated to take into account both recent research and the significant technological developments since the first edition was published in 1998. Two new chapters have been added to assess the potential of electronic media for materials development. These chapters include an overview of the technologies available, as well as individual case studies and activities.

The Experience Of Language Teaching

Author : Rose Senior
ISBN : 9780521612319
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Through the words of over 100 practising language teachers, this book offers a detailed picture of teaching & learning in communicative classrooms. It covers a range of classroom life, including the creation of an environment suitable for language practice & how teachers develop & maintain a spirit of community.

The Lexical Syllabus

Author : Dave Willis
ISBN : 0003702847
Genre : Basic English
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Describes a new approach to language learning and teaching. Derived from the COBUILD project, the syllabus has been shaped by extensive evidence of what is important in modern English. It documents the useful words and patterns of the language, providing insight into language use.

Teacher Learning In Language Teaching

Author : Donald Freeman
ISBN : 0521559073
Genre : Education
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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.

The Roles Of Language In Clil

Author : Ana Llinares
ISBN : 9780521150071
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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An examination of how language functions in CLIL, based on a corpus of classroom interactions. Drawing on their wide experience as CLIL educators and researchers, the authors explore data collected in real CLIL classrooms from two interrelated perspectives: the CLIL classroom as an interactional context for developing language and content, and the genres and registers through which the meanings of the different academic subjects are enacted. From the analysis of this corpus of data, the authors provide a rich description of how CLIL students' language works and may be expected to develop. Also available separately as a paperback.

Grammar And Lexis Of Conversational Informal English In Advanced Textbooks

Author : Mar Gavela
ISBN : 9781443876858
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The Grammar and Lexis of Conversational Informal English in Advanced Textbooks defends the view that the acquisition of conversational English depends highly on the kind of materials available to L2 learners. The need to acquire a proficient competence in English is growing exponentially in an incessantly demanding society, but it is the oral skill, and more specifically the ability to communicate in everyday situations, that learners are calling for. The current learning process, nonetheless, is not particularly effective, as is shown in the data collected by the Eurobarometer and published in June 2012, which shows that only 38% of the Europeans surveyed were able to maintain a conversation in English, although 67% believed it to be the most useful language to learn for personal development. The present study supports the idea expressed in The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, which states that a language is learnt reactively, following the instructions and carrying out the activities prescribed for them by teachers and by textbooks (2001: 141). Consequently, these materials should reflect the everyday use of informal discourse and allow learners to analyse, understand and interpret the different underlying messages conveyed by means of lexico-syntactic, as well as paralinguistic, elements. The book is divided into seven chapters in which various different linguistic aspects of conversation are dealt with. In the opening chapters, spoken language is presented and approached as a multidimensional entity, particularly as the sum of lexico-syntactic and socio-linguistic elements. The following chapters provide a description of the main characteristics of conversational English based on corpus-informed grammars and publications. The final chapter analyses twenty ESL textbooks in order to determine how corpus data has influenced the materials designed for the acquisition of conversational discourse."

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