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Thinking In English

Author : John B. Muciaccia
ISBN : 9781610484251
Genre : Education
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Thinking in English represents Dr. Muciaccia’s unique method of teaching English to non-native English speakers. Unlike any other English as a Second Language (ESL) book, Muciaccia’s book features the “cultural immersion” approach that he has developed and practiced to a fine degree. In addition to his methodology, Muciaccia includes words of encouragement and reviews from people who have benefited from his approach to teaching and learning English.

Methodologies For Effective Writing Instruction In Efl And Esl Classrooms

Author : Al-Mahrooqi, Rahma
ISBN : 9781466666207
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Educators continue to strive for advanced teaching methods to bridge the gap between native and non-native English speaking students. Lessons on written forms of communication continue to be a challenge recognized by educators who wish to improve student comprehension and overall ability to write clearly and expressively. Methodologies for Effective Writing Instruction in EFL and ESL Classrooms brings together research and practices for successful written communication teaching among students of diverse linguistic backgrounds. With technological advancements and resources, educators are able to implement new tools into their lesson plans for the benefit of their students. This publication is an essential reference source for professionals, educators, and researchers interested in techniques and practices for written communication in English language teaching geared towards non-native English speaking students.

Essentials For Successful English Language Teaching

Author : Thomas S. C. Farrell
ISBN : 9781847064417
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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How do we teach English Language Learners (ELLs) and how do our ELLs learn? This book answers those questions. "Essentials For Successful English Language Teaching" is about how we teach English Language Learners (ELLs) and how our ELLs learn. Farrell and Jacobs encourage those involved in teaching English to develop, maintain and rediscover the reasons that led them to take up the profession. They focus on the essentials in teaching the English language that teachers can implement in their instruction so that their students can excel in their learning: encourage learner autonomy; emphasize the social nature of learning; develop curricular integration, focus on meaning; celebrate diversity; expand thinking skills; utilize alternative assessment, and, promote English language teachers as co-learners along with their students. These essentials are best implemented as a whole, rather than one at a time and so they are interwoven with each other to encourage a holistic teaching approach. Highly accessible, each chapter comes with case studies and a range of activities to encourage the reader to put each of the essentials into practice. This reflective and engaging book will be invaluable to postgraduate students of TESOL and applied linguistics, and in-service language teachers.

Cross Talk In Comp Theory

Author : Victor Villanueva
ISBN : UCSC:32106020148943
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Spanning 30+ years, this second edition updates the collection of landmark and recent essays in composition theory. In addition to revising the introduction, the section openers, and the list of resources (which now includes Web sites).The collection also covers the major theoretical positions ("process to cohesion to cognition to social construction to ideology") and includes essays by most of the major scholars in composition.

Tesol Newsletter

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00550425I
Genre : English language
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Literacy Instruction For Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Students

Author : Michael F. Opitz
ISBN : UOM:39015043825408
Genre : Education
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Addressing issues arising from increasing student diversity, this book brings together articles from "The Reading Teacher,""Journal of Reading," and "Language Arts" which offer teaching strategies, ways to capitalize on differences, and ways to use multicultural literature. Each section includes introductions by well-known literacy professionals and at the end is an annotated bibliography of over 100 multicultural children's books with a chart showing themes in each book. Part 1 (Awareness and Attitudes toward Literacy) includes 5 articles: "A Good Place To Begin: Examining Our Personal Perspectives" (Dawn Abt-Perkins and Mary Louise Gomez); "Johnny Can't Talk, Either: The Perpetuation of the Deficit Theory in Classrooms" (Rebecca G. Powell (Eller)); "Transforming Deficit Myths about Learning, Language, and Culture" (Barbara Flores, Patricia Tefft Cousin, and Esteban Diaz); "Cultural Attitudes toward Reading: Implications for Teachers of ESL/Bilingual Readers" (Mary Lee Field and Jo Ann Aebersold); and "Literacy Learning from a Multicultural Perspective" (Jim Anderson and Lee Gunderson). Part 2 (Principles of Instruction) includes 6 articles: "Acceptance and Caring Are at the Heart of Engaging Classroom Diversity" (Lindy L. Twiss); "Seven Strategies To Support a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy" (Francesina R. Jackson); "Discourse Diversity: Principles for Authentic Talk and Literacy Instruction" (John G. Barnitz); "Educating African American Learners At Risk: Finding a Better Way" (Dorothy S. Strickland); "Helping the Nonnative English Speaker with Reading" (Christine Sutton); and "Getting Meaning from Print: Four Navajo Students" (Diane M. DuBois). Part 3 (Enhancing Reading Comprehension) includes 9 articles: "Cross-Cultural Schemata and Reading Comprehension Instruction" (Billie V. Andersson and John G. Barnitz); "Using the Experience-Text-Relationship Method with Minority Children" (Kathryn Hu-Pei Au); "Negotiating Interpretations of Text: The Role of Student-Le.

Values In English Language Teaching

Author : Bill Johnston
ISBN : 9781135632120
Genre : Education
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This book offers a new perspective on language teaching by placing moral issues--that is, questions of values--at the core of what it is to be a teacher. The teacher-student relation is central to this view, rather than the concept of language teaching as merely a technical matter of managing students' acquisition of language. The message is that all language teaching involves an interplay of deeply held values, but in each teaching situation these values are played out in different ways. Johnston does not tell readers what to think, but only suggests what to think about. Values in English Language Teaching explores the complex and often contradictory moral landscape of the language classroom, gradually revealing how teaching is not a matter of clear-cut choices but of wrestling with dilemmas and making difficult decisions in situations often riven with conflict. It examines the underlying values that teachers hold as individuals and as members of their profession, and demonstrates how those values are played out in the real world of language classrooms. Matters addressed include connections between the moral and political dimensions in English language teaching, and between values and religious beliefs; relationship(s) between teacher identity and values; the meaning of professionalism and how it is associated with morality and values; the ways in which teacher development is a moral issue; and the marginality of English language teaching. All the examples are taken from real-life teaching situations--the complexity and messiness of these situations is always acknowledged, including both individual influences and broader social, cultural, and political forces at play in English language classrooms. By using actual situations as the starting point for analysis, Johnston offers a philosophy based in practice, and recognizes the primacy of lived experience as a basis for moral analysis. Examples come from teaching contexts around the world, including Brazil, Thailand, Poland, Japan, Central African Republic, Turkey, and Taiwan, as well as various settings in the United States. This book will change the way teachers see language classrooms--their own or those of others. It is a valuable resource for teachers of ESL and EFL and all those who work with them, especially teacher educators, researchers, and administrators.

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.

Blending Cultures

Author : John D. Trubon
ISBN : 9781462042487
Genre : Education
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There are many things that influence language acquisition yet many of them are not presented to Language teachers when they train for their teaching certificate. This small book is meant to present many of these aspects that have so far been missed. English is a complex language with a long history of development and a huge vocabulary. The language is unique in many ways and proves to be confusing to teachers and students alike. This book should clear up many mysteries as well as provide, especially the students, many helpful things to help them become proficient in their chosen, target language.

Resources In Education

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ISBN : UOM:39015079872043
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