Cross Language Mediation in Foreign Language Teaching and Testing Book

Cross Language Mediation in Foreign Language Teaching and Testing


  • Author : Maria Stathopoulou
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release Date : 2015-09-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 285
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783094134

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Cross Language Mediation in Foreign Language Teaching and Testing Excerpt :

This book contributes to the growing field of foreign language teaching and testing by shedding light on mediation between languages. Stathopoulou offers an empirically-grounded definition of mediation as a form of translanguaging and offers tools and methods for further research in multilingual testing. The book explores what cross-language mediation entails, what processes and strategies are involved, and the challenges often faced by mediators. As well as stressing the importance of administering tests which favour cross-language mediation practices, the author encourages the implementation of language programmes which promote the mingling-of-languages idea and target the development of language learners’ effective translanguaging practices. Researchers studying translanguaging, multilingualism, multilingual testing and the use of mother tongue in the foreign language classroom will all find this book of interest.

Challenges of Modern Foreign Language Teaching Book

Challenges of Modern Foreign Language Teaching


  • Author : Thomas Tinnefeld
  • Publisher : htw saar
  • Release Date : 2018-12-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN 10 : 9783942949262

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Challenges of Modern Foreign Language Teaching Excerpt :

The present volume deals with some of the challenges that modern foreign language teaching will face in the near future. These challenges are presented with regard to various domains of language teaching, e.g. mobile learning, the overall organisation of learning environments, innovative language teaching methods, internationalisation and language mediation. Techno­logical development and the rapid spread of computers, smartphones and social media are described and analysed as well as instrumental scaffolding, the multilingual classroom, the multilingual learner, pronunciation, and learner motivation.

Migration and Language Education in Southern Europe Book

Migration and Language Education in Southern Europe


  • Author : Eleni Griva
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-10-04
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781527575738

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Migration and Language Education in Southern Europe Excerpt :

The entry of migrant populations to Europe, and especially to countries of Southern Europe, is expected to drastically change the make-up of state school classes as learners of various ages, ethnic backgrounds, and mother tongues are going to co-exist within the same educational setting. In Greece, in particular, the landscape of education has already started changing as a significant number of immigrant students have joined mainstream classrooms. This volume maps this new educational reality and its challenges, as Greek teachers are required, with very limited training and resources, to address those students’ educational and socio-emotional needs. All chapters are authored by Greek researchers who are actively involved in the study of refugees’ and immigrants’ education, their needs, and their educational, linguistic and political rights. Despite the fact that education for immigrants and refugees has become the focus of much research on a global level, the ongoing rapid rise of immigrant populations in Southern Europe has not been adequately researched. This book consequently meets the need for further research and empirical studies in this field.

Comparative Studies in Bilingualism and Bilingual Education Book

Comparative Studies in Bilingualism and Bilingual Education


  • Author : Lydia Sciriha
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-10-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : 9781527560598

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Comparative Studies in Bilingualism and Bilingual Education Excerpt :

This volume reports on bilingual practices in contemporary societies in a number of European and non-European countries. The topics discussed here include language use and language learning in a bilingual context, issues in bilingual education, the use of language in the linguistic landscape, language and the media, language perceptions, language use and attitudes, and the use of language as a vantage point for the study of social change. This book captures the various different approaches and viewpoints on bilingualism by researchers who have focused on contexts such as Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania, Sweden and the USA. Of the 17 chapters here, five deal with aspects of bilingualism in Malta, which, in view of its minuscule size but complex language use, offers itself as an excellent laboratory for the scientific study of bilingualism.

Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence Book

Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence


  • Author : Michael Byram
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release Date : 2020-12-08
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800410268

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Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence Excerpt :

This revised edition of Michael Byram’s classic 1997 book updates the text in light of both recent research and critiques and commentaries on the 1st edition. Beginning from the premise that foreign and second language teaching should prepare learners to use a language with fluency and accuracy, and also to speak with people who have different cultural identities, social values and behaviours, the book is an invaluable guide for teachers and curriculum developers, taking them from a definition of Intercultural Communicative Competence through planning for teaching to assessment. This edition refines the definitions of the five ‘savoirs’ of intercultural competence, and includes new sections on issues such as moral relativism and human rights, mediation, intercultural citizenship and teachers’ ethical responsibilities.

Mediating Specialized Knowledge and L2 Abilities Book

Mediating Specialized Knowledge and L2 Abilities


  • Author : Linda Escobar
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-01-11
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030874766

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Mediating Specialized Knowledge and L2 Abilities Excerpt :

This edited book presents a selection of new empirical studies in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP), showcasing the best practices of educators in their particular contexts. The chapters cover settings grouped into three main categories: L2 abilities and English as a medium of instruction in English/Spanish bilingual contexts; ESP in international contexts; and EAP and academic writing. The authors examine topics and contexts that have been under-explored in the literature to date, contributing to wider discussions of English-language mediation in educational settings and also touching on areas such as international mobility, migration, and social integration in multicultural environments. This book will be of interest to academics and practitioners in an interdisciplinary range of fields, including applied linguistics, language education policy, multilingualism, migration policy, and positive psychology and motivation.

Globalization and English Education in Taiwan Book

Globalization and English Education in Taiwan


  • Author : I-Chung Ke
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000485394

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Globalization and English Education in Taiwan Excerpt :

Ke’s book examines and reflects on English education in Taiwan from a global English perspective, starting with a discussion on globalization and global Englishes. English education in Taiwan has gone through various major transformations since the intensification of globalization after the 1990s. On one hand, children start to learn English ever earlier while on the other hand, the curriculum and materials in the vocational schools and at the tertiary level become diversified to meet various specific needs of English use. Internationalization of education has brought increasing numbers of international students, and the roles of English in Taiwan are changing constantly with the dynamic environment, from a foreign language to a lingua franca, medium of instruction, and an international language. In his book, the author documents the historical development of education and the roles of English in Taiwan before reviewing curriculum reforms and changes in the past half century. He then presents teachers' and students’ perceptions on global Englishes. He proposes global Englishes pedagogies and his views on what changes can be made to textbooks, learning materials, entrance exams, translation, and the linguistic environment. Practical suggestions to English education in Taiwan in the globalizing context serve as tentative conclusion for the book. Offering insights into English education and its relationship with globalization, Ke’s book will be useful to researchers and students in the fields of global Englishes and English education as well as offering practical pedagogical suggestions for English educators around the world.

Design and Measurement Strategies for Meaningful Learning Book

Design and Measurement Strategies for Meaningful Learning


  • Author : Gómez Ramos, José Luis
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2022-04-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799891307

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Design and Measurement Strategies for Meaningful Learning Excerpt :

Teaching content and measuring content are frequently considered separate entities when designing teaching instruction. This can create a disconnect between how students are taught and how well they succeed when it comes time for assessment. To heal this rift, the theory of meaningful learning is a potential solution for designing effective teaching-learning and assessment materials. Design and Measurement Strategies for Meaningful Learning considers the best practices, challenges, and opportunities of instructional design as well as the theory and impact of meaningful learning. It provides educators with an essential text instructing them on how to successfully design and measure the content they teach. Covering a wide range of topics such as blended learning, online interaction, and learning assessment, this reference work is ideal for teachers, instructional designers, curriculum developers, policymakers, administrators, academicians, researchers, practitioners, and students.

Games and Learning Alliance Book

Games and Learning Alliance


  • Author : Antonios Liapis
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-11-20
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 607
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030343507

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Games and Learning Alliance Excerpt :

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Games and Learning Alliance, GALA 2019, held in Athens, Greece, in November 2019. The 38 regular papers presented together with 19 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 76 submissions. The papers cover the following topics: serious game design and pedagogical foundations; AI and technology for SG; gamification; applications and case studies; and posters. The chapter "Cyber Chronix, Participatory Research Approach to Develop and Evaluate a Storytelling Game on Personal Data Protection Rights and Privacy Risks" is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com.

Reflecting on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and its Companion Volume Book

Reflecting on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and its Companion Volume


  • Author : David Little
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release Date : 2022-03-02
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800410213

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Reflecting on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and its Companion Volume Excerpt :

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and its Companion Volume have established themselves as an indispensable reference point for all aspects of second and foreign language education. This book discusses the impact of the CEFR on curricula, teaching/learning and assessment in a wide range of educational contexts, identifies challenges posed by the Companion Volume and sheds light on areas that require further research and development. Particular attention is paid to three features of the two documents: their action-oriented approach, their focus on plurilingualism, and the potential of their scales and descriptors to support the alignment of curricula, teaching/learning and assessment. The book suggests a way forward for future engagement with the CEFR, taking account of new developments in applied linguistics and related disciplines.

The Discourse of Culture and Identity in National and Transnational Contexts Book

The Discourse of Culture and Identity in National and Transnational Contexts


  • Author : Christopher J. Jenks
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-02
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317450382

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The Discourse of Culture and Identity in National and Transnational Contexts Excerpt :

This collection examines and uses discourse to promote a better understanding of culture and identity, with the primary goal of advancing an understanding of how discourse can be used to examine social and linguistic issues. Many of the contributions explore how the formation of culture and identity is shaped by national and transnational issues, such as migration, immigration, technology, and language policy. The collection contributes to a better understanding of the process of intercultural communication research, as each author takes a different theoretical or methodological approach to examining discourse. Although different aspects of discourse are analyzed in this collection, each contribution examines issues and concepts that are central to understanding and carrying out intercultural communication research (e.g., structure and agency, static and dynamic cultural constructs, sociolinguistic scales, power and discourse, othering and alienness, native and non-native). This book was originally published as a special issue of Language and Intercultural Communication.

Pragmatic Variation in First and Second Language Contexts Book

Pragmatic Variation in First and Second Language Contexts


  • Author : J. César Félix-Brasdefer
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-09-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9789027273277

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Pragmatic Variation in First and Second Language Contexts Excerpt :

Departing from Schneider and Barron (2008), representing the emerging field of Variational Pragmatics, this volume examines pragmatic variation focusing on methods utilized to collect and analyze data in a variety of first (L1) and second (L2) language contexts. The objectives are to: (1) examine variation in such areas of pragmatics as speech acts, conventional expressions, metapragmatics, stance, frames, mitigation, communicative action, (im)politeness, and implicature; and (2) critically review central methodological concerns relevant for research in pragmatic variation, such as coding, ethical issues, qualitative and quantitative methods, and individual variation. Theoretical frameworks vary from variationist and interactional sociolinguistics, to variational pragmatics. This collection contains eleven chapters by leading scholars, including two state-of-the art chapters on key methodological issues of pragmatic variation study. Given the theoretical perspectives, methodological focus, and analyses, the book will be of interest to those who study pragmatics, discourse analysis, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, and language variation.

The Routledge Handbook of Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Development Book

The Routledge Handbook of Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Development


  • Author : James P. Lantolf
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-06-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 594
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317229896

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The Routledge Handbook of Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Development Excerpt :

The Routledge Handbook of Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Development is the first comprehensive overview of the field of sociocultural second language acquisition (SLA). In 35 chapters, each written by an expert in the area, this book offers perspectives on both the theoretical and practical sides of the field. This Handbook covers a broad range of topics, divided into several major sections, including: concepts and principles as related to second language development; concept-based instruction; dynamic assessment and other assessment based on sociocultural theory (SCT); literacy and content-based language teaching; bilingual/multilingual education; SCT and technology; and teacher education. This is the ideal resource for graduate students and researchers working in the areas of SLA and second language development.

Sociocultural Theory and L2 Instructional Pragmatics Book

Sociocultural Theory and L2 Instructional Pragmatics


  • Author : Rémi A. van Compernolle
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release Date : 2014-01-29
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783091393

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Sociocultural Theory and L2 Instructional Pragmatics Excerpt :

The book outlines a framework for teaching second language pragmatics grounded in Vygotskian sociocultural psychology. The framework focuses on the appropriation of sociopragmatic concepts as psychological tools that mediate pragmalinguistic choices. Using multiple sources of metalinguistic and performance data collected during a six-week pedagogical enrichment program involving one-on-one tutoring sessions, the volume explores both theoretical and practical issues relevant to teaching second language pragmatics from a Vygotskian perspective. The book represents an important contribution to second language instructional pragmatics research as well as to second language sociocultural psychology scholarship. It will be of interest to all those researching in this field and to language teachers who will find the pedagogical recommendations useful.

Exploring Language Frameworks Book

Exploring Language Frameworks


  • Author : Evelina D. Galaczi
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-10
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 451
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107677029

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Exploring Language Frameworks Excerpt :

This volume explores the impact of language frameworks on learning, teaching and assessment, viewed from the perspective of policies, procedures and challenges. It brings together a selection of edited papers, based on presentations given at the 4th International Conference of the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) held in Kraków, Poland, in July 2011. The selected papers focus on the conference's core themes as follows: the effect of frameworks on teaching, learning and assessment; the value of frameworks for teachers, learners and language policymakers; the contribution of frameworks towards describing particular languages.