How Languages are Learned Book

How Languages are Learned


  • Author : Patsy Lightbown
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2013-01-24
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0194541266

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How Languages are Learned Excerpt :

Relates theories of first and second language acquisition to what actually goes on in the classroom Uses activities throughout to explore the practical implications of the ideas presented NEW Updated content gives teachers information about recent research on L2 learning NEW Activities and Questions for Reflection personalise content and support critical thinking NEW Extra Activities, Study Questions, and videos available online at www.oup.com/elt/teacher/hlal

How Languages are Learned Book

How Languages are Learned


  • Author : Patsy M. Lightbown
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-04-27
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39076002586068

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How Languages are Learned Excerpt :

'How Languages Are Learned' provides a readable introduction to the main theories of first and second language acquisition, relating them to approaches to classroom methodology and practice.

How Languages Are Learned 5th Edition Book

How Languages Are Learned 5th Edition


  • Author : Patsy M Lightbown
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-07-05
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9780194406307

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How Languages Are Learned 5th Edition Excerpt :

Now in its fifth edition, the award-winning How Languages are Learned has established itself as an indispensable introduction to research in language acquisition and its relationship with classroom practice. Patsy Lightbown and Nina Spada have worked for over four decades in second language research and education. They are highly respected worldwide for making theory and research about language learning accessible and relevant to classroom teaching. This widely acclaimed book remains essential reading for second language teachers. • Updated content highlights the latest research into second language learning and its relevance to classroom practice • Activities and questions for reflection personalize content and support critical thinking • Chapter summaries, discussion questions, weblinks and supplementary activities are available online at www.oup.com/elt/teacher/hlal

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


  • Author : Patsy M. Lightbown
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-10
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9780194541299

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

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 Second Languages are Learned Book

How Second Languages are Learned


  • Author : Roger Hawkins
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-30
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108475037

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A comprehensive introduction to second language learning for newcomers to the field, with frequent summaries and supporting activities.

Second Language Learning Theories Book

Second Language Learning Theories


  • Author : Rosamond Mitchell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-08-21
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444163117

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Second Language Learning Theories Excerpt :

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 Book

How Vocabulary is Learned


  • Author : Stuart Webb
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-06
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780194403535

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How Vocabulary is Learned Excerpt :

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 Book

Understanding Second Language Acquisition


  • Author : Lourdes Ortega
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-02-04
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444117059

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Understanding Second Language Acquisition Excerpt :

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.

Language and Learning in Multilingual Classrooms Book

Language and Learning in Multilingual Classrooms


  • Author : Elizabeth Coelho
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release Date : 2012-06-25
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847697202

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Language and Learning in Multilingual Classrooms Excerpt :

This book offers practical research-based advice for teachers and other educators on how to adapt school and classroom procedures, curriculum content, and instructional strategies in order to provide a supportive learning environment for students of minority language backgrounds who are learning the language of instruction at the same time as they are learning the curriculum.

Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching 3rd edition   Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers Book
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Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching 3rd edition Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers


  • Author : Diane Larsen-Freeman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-18
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780194342674

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Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching 3rd edition Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers Excerpt :

Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching has influenced the way thousands of teachers have taught English. This classic guide to developing the way you teach has been an essential resource to new and experienced teachers worldwide, and is now in its third edition. Each chapter focuses on a different teaching approach, describing it being used in the classroom, analyzing what happened, and helping you think how you could apply it to your own teaching. New features of the third edition include: a new discussion on the political dimensions of language teaching, a new digital technology chapter, and extended coverage of content-based and task-based approaches. On this site you will find additional resources, including author videos in which Diane Larsen-Freeman and Marti Anderson talk about the background to the book and new innovations in language teaching which are discussed in the third edition.

Mixed Ability Teaching   Into the Classroom Book

Mixed Ability Teaching Into the Classroom


  • Author : Edmund Dudley
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-28
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780194200165

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Mixed Ability Teaching Into the Classroom Excerpt :

Into the Classroom is a series of short, practical guides that help teachers who work in the primary and secondary school setting to make sense of new teaching tools, techniques, and educational policy, with ideas for implementing them in the classroom. Mixed-Ability Teaching shows how collaborative ways of working can promote a positive classroom atmosphere and offer support and challenge for every student. Helps teachers prepare effectively for lessons by looking at the factors and variables that characterize mixed-ability groups. Suggests constructive and imaginative solutions to the challenges associated with activating all learners in mixed-ability groups. Explores a learner-centred approach to assessment and develops techniques that combine evaluation with learning. Provides practical classroom ideas for improving the learning environment through differentiated and open-ended language learning activities. Extra resources are available from: www.oup.com/elt/teacher/itc Edmund Dudley is a freelance teacher trainer and English teacher based in Hungary. His main area of interest is teaching teenagers, and he has considerable experience of working with mixed-ability classes at both primary and secondary levels. Erika Osváth is a freelance teacher trainer and English teacher based in Hungary. She has extensive experience of teaching mixed-ability classes at both primary and secondary levels in many international settings.

Motivational Teaching Book

Motivational Teaching


  • Author : Nick Thorner
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-14
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 9780194200240

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Motivational Teaching Excerpt :

Motivational Teaching provides a clear overview of the many factors that affect learner motivation and connects each of them to innovative teaching ideas and strategies. • Features over 100 tried and tested teaching ideas, underpinned by the latest research into learner motivation. • Explores how motivation to learn works both on an individual level and within the classroom environment. • Provides insights to enhance motivation through key teaching processes, from choosing materials and designing tasks to closing lessons and giving feedback. • Investigates how teachers can raise learner motivation across a range of ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

Second Language Acquisition Myths Book

Second Language Acquisition Myths


  • Author : Steven Brown
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press ELT
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : 9780472034987

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Second Language Acquisition Myths Excerpt :

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.

Frindle Book
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Frindle


  • Author : Andrew Clements
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Release Date : 1998-02-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 105
  • ISBN 10 : 0613050142

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Frindle Excerpt :

When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.

How to Learn a Foreign Language Book

How to Learn a Foreign Language


  • Author : Paul Pimsleur
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442369023

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How to Learn a Foreign Language Excerpt :

Explains how to learn foreign languages, offering practical advice for overcoming the obstacles.