How Languages are Learned 4th edition   Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers

How Languages are Learned 4th edition Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Author : Patsy M. Lightbown
  • ISBN-10 : 9780194541299
  • Release : 2013-01-10
  • Genre: Study Aids
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Teachers are often told that new teaching methods and materials are 'based on the latest research'. But what does this mean in practice? This book introduces you to some of the language acquisition research that will help you not just to evaluate existing materials, but also to adapt and use them in a way that fits what we currently understand about how languages are learned.

How Languages are Learned

How Languages are Learned

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Author : Patsy M. Lightbown
  • ISBN-10 : UOM:39015055586427
  • Release : 1999
  • Genre: Political Science
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This series is designed to provide a source of reference for both language teachers and teacher trainers. Each title is intended to serve both as a basis for courses and seminars, and as a longer-term reference text for the working teacher's bookshelf.This is a completely revised and updated edition of this readable introduction to the study of language acquisition. By understanding how languages are learned, teachers will be more able to judge the merits of different teaching methodologies and textbooks, and make the most of the time they spendwith learners. How Languages are Learned provides a clear introduction to the main theories of first and second language acquisition and, with the help of activities and questionnaires, discusses their practical impllications for language teaching.

How Second Languages are Learned

How Second Languages are Learned

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Author : Roger Hawkins
  • ISBN-10 : 9781108475037
  • Release : 2018-11-30
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
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A comprehensive introduction to second language learning for newcomers to the field, with frequent summaries and supporting activities.

Doing Task Based Teaching   Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers

Doing Task Based Teaching Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Author : Jane Willis
  • ISBN-10 : 9780194342698
  • Release : 2013-04-02
  • Genre: Study Aids
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Task-based teaching has created enormous interest among teachers in recent years. But how does the idea of designing tasks (e.g. discussions, problems, games) that encourage learners to use real language work in practice? This book explains the basic principles behind task-based learning and teaching and gives practical examples of how to make it work in different teaching situations.

Second Language Learning Theories

Second Language Learning Theories

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Author : Rosamond Mitchell
  • ISBN-10 : 9781444163117
  • Release : 2013-08-21
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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Second Language Learning Theories is a clear and concise overview of the field of second language acquisition (SLA) theories. Written by a team of leading academics working in different SLA specialisms, this book provides expert analysis of the main theories from multiple perspectives to offer a broad and balanced introduction to the topic. The book covers all the main theoretical perspectives currently active in the SLA field and sets them in a broader perspective per chapter, e.g. linguistic, cognitive or sociolinguistic. Each chapter examines how various theories view language, the learner, and the acquisition process. Summaries of key studies and examples of data relating to a variety of languages illustrate the different theoretical perspectives. Each chapter concludes with an evaluative summary of the theories discussed. This third edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the very latest research in the field of SLA. Key features include: a fully re-worked chapter on cognitive models of language and language learning a new chapter on information processing, including the roles of different types of memory and knowledge in language learning the addition of a glossary of key linguistic terms to help the non-specialist a new timeline of second language learning theory development This third edition takes account of the significant developments that have taken place in the field in recent years. Highly active domains in which theoretical and methodological advances have been made are treated in more depth to ensure that this new edition of Second Language Learning Theories remains as fresh and relevant as ever.

How Vocabulary is Learned

How Vocabulary is Learned

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Author : Stuart Webb
  • ISBN-10 : 9780194403535
  • Release : 2017-06-06
  • Genre: Study Aids
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This guide to vocabulary acquisition is essential reading for teachers of English as a second or foreign language. It presents the major ideas and principles that relate to the teaching and learning of vocabulary and evaluates a wide range of practical activities designed to help boost students’ vocabulary acquisition. Key questions which are answered include: • How many words should students learn at a time, and how often? • How much classroom time should be spent teaching vocabulary? • What is the best way to group vocabulary for learning? • Is it useful to provide students with the L1 translations of unknown words? • Why do some students make greater progress than others? stuart webb is Professor in Applied Linguistics at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. paul nation is Emeritus Professor in Applied Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Teachers will find answers to many of their perennial questions about vocabulary learning—as well as some they had not yet thought to ask! There is research evidence to support established practices, but also new evidence that challenges old ideas. patsy lightbown (co-author of How Languages are Learned, with Nina Spada)

Understanding Second Language Acquisition

Understanding Second Language Acquisition

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Author : Lourdes Ortega
  • ISBN-10 : 9781444117059
  • Release : 2014-02-04
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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Whether we grow up with one, two, or several languages during our early years of life, many of us will learn a second, foreign, or heritage language in later years. The field of Second language acquisition (SLA, for short) investigates the human capacity to learn additional languages in late childhood, adolescence, or adulthood, after the first language --in the case of monolinguals-- or languages --in the case of bilinguals-- have already been acquired. Understanding Second Language Acquisition offers a wide-encompassing survey of this burgeoning field, its accumulated findings and proposed theories, its developed research paradigms, and its pending questions for the future. The book zooms in and out of universal, individual, and social forces, in each case evaluating the research findings that have been generated across diverse naturalistic and formal contexts for second language acquisition. It assumes no background in SLA and provides helpful chapter-by-chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading. Ideal as a textbook for students of applied linguistics, foreign language education, TESOL, and education, it is also recommended for students of linguistics, developmental psycholinguistics, psychology, and cognitive science. Supporting resources for tutors are available free at www.routledge.com/ortega.

Second Language Acquisition Myths

Second Language Acquisition Myths

  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press ELT
  • Author : Steven Brown
  • ISBN-10 : 9780472034987
  • Release : 2012
  • Genre: Education
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Children learn languages quickly and easily while adults are ineffective in comparison -- A true bilingual is someone who speaks two languages perfectly -- You can acquire a language simply through listening or reading -- Practice makes perfect -- Language students learn (and retain) what they are taught -- Language learners always benefit from correction -- Individual differences are a major, perhaps the major, factor in SLA -- Language acquisition is the individual acquisition of grammar.

The Cambridge Guide to Learning English as a Second Language

The Cambridge Guide to Learning English as a Second Language

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Author : Anne Burns
  • ISBN-10 : 9781108408417
  • Release : 2018-03-15
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
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This volume provides an up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of second language learning. The focus throughout the book is primarily on language learning, but each chapter also discusses the implications for teaching and assessment, thus informing both understanding and practice. The book contains nine sections, which aim to organise and reflect different dimensions of the diverse and complex scope of learning English as a second or additional language. Four themes which permeate the chapters are: learning and learners; learning and language; learning and language development; learning and learning context. The 36 chapters are up-to-date and authoritative, written by experts in the field. The content is accessibly written, with questions for discussion and follow-up reading suggestions provided.