Modern Languages And Learning Strategies

Author: Michael Grenfell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134683308
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Every secondary school pupil studies modern foreign languages as part of the curriculum, and some do so with considerably more success than others. This book looks firstly at the ways in which languages can be taught, and secondly at case studies that highlight the practical methods that will help teachers get the best results. The case studies included show that the best learners are those who have developed learning strategies that help them succeed. These learning strategies are examined through practical examples carried out in classrooms, and advice is given about ways in which teachers can ensure that all their pupils have the opportunity to develop these skills. Lots of suggestions are made about the various activities teachers can carry out in order to make learning enjoyable and positive. In some cases, the results are shown to be very encouraging and any language teacher should be left with a feeling not only of renewed enthusiasm for their subject area but also a deeper understanding of how to enable learners to reach their full potential.

Successful Reading Strategies For Second Language Learners Theory And Practice

Author: Tarek Elabsy
Publisher: Tarek Elabsy
ISBN: 147871395X
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An invaluable reading tool, this amazing new guide is a wonderful addition to any teachers arsenal. Filled with reading activities that are research validated and incredibly inclusive, this educational book is perfect for teachers, even of ELLs. The only book with a comprehensive collection of activities covering the five reading blocks, the guide touches upon phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, reading fluency, and comprehension with extraordinary expertise and practicality. Crafted with massive amounts of research, diligence, and passion, this is one guide that will universally and effectively help teachers to address all students comprehension needs.This wonderful new teaching tool provides educators with theories and reading strategies necessary for developing students critical thinking skills. Fantastic for helping teachers create a learning environment that can foster successful students, these techniques will ultimately lead down a path of comprehension and learning for students everywhere. Filled with comprehensive information thats practical yet research validated, this priceless guide by Tarek Elabsy is a wonderful tool for readers of all levels.Designed specifically for elementary and middle school teachers, the book provides them with valuable activities to use with students across multiple cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Perfectly applicable toward a diverse range of students, this informative guide works to save teachers untold time and effort with its expansive activities for beginners, intermediate, and even advanced-level readers.Filled with essential reading activities, research-validated theories, and educational reading strategies, this is the perfect tool for helping teachers lead their students on their quest to become proficient readers

Motivation And Foreign Language Learning

Author: David Lasagabaster
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9027269750
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Motivation is a key aspect of second language learning. There is no doubt that abstract models are basic to gain theoretical insights into motivation; however, teachers and researchers demand comprehensible explanations for motivation that can help them to improve their everyday teaching and research. The aim of this book is to provide both theoretical insights and practical suggestions to improve motivation in the classroom. With this in mind, the book is divided into two sections: the first part includes innovative ideas regarding language learning motivation, whereas the second is focused on the relationship between different approaches to foreign language learning – such as EFL (English as a foreign language), CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) or immersion – and motivation. Both sections have an emphasis on pedagogical implications that are rooted in both theoretical and empirical work.

Vocabulary Learning Strategies And Foreign Language Acquisition

Author: Dr. Višnja Pavičić Takač
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847698964
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This is the first book that deals primarily with vocabulary learning strategies as a specific and integral subgroup of language learning strategies. Its aim is to define the concept of language learning strategies in general and their features on the basis of cognitive theory and relevant models of second language acquisition as the basis for empirical research. Furthermore, the book gives a survey of relevant research on vocabulary learning strategies and describes three original empirical studies. Thus, the book integrates the approaches of theories of second language acquisition, the theory and practice of instructed foreign (second) language learning, and the findings of current empirical research.

English Language Learners

Author: David E. Freeman
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN:
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Presents information for classroom teachers on working effectively with students with limited English-language proficiency.

Psychology For Language Learning

Author: Sarah Mercer
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230301142
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This volume offers a timely snapshot of current theory and research in the field of psychology in foreign language learning. It makes a powerful case for a more prominent role for psychology in language learning theory and emphasizes the importance of an understanding of psychological factors for enhancing pedagogical practice. Featuring contributions from leading researchers from around the world, the chapters are designed to be accessible to both specialists and non-specialists. Each chapter focuses on a different psychological construct and provides an overview of current thinking in the area drawing on insights from educational psychology, as well as an example of current research carried out by the authors. The wide range of theoretical perspectives and research approaches are unified by a common concern for the practical realities facing teachers and learners, making this book essential reading for anyone with an interest in the psychology of learning a foreign language.

Practice And Theory For Materials Development In L2 Learning

Author: Hitomi Masuhara
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 144387809X
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This volume represents a unique addition to the growing body of empirical literature on materials development, adopting a reverse approach to the topic. Rather than applying ‘theory to practice’, practitioners and researchers from 11 countries reappraise applied linguistics theories through practice. The book also provides evidence for the diversity of materials development around the globe at different levels for different specialities and for different purposes. Each chapter surveys the relevant literature (such as task-based learning and language and culture), describes a specific research project, reports the results of the project, and discusses the implications of these results for the development of materials both in the local context and in general. After each section there are editorial comments highlighting the issues emerging from the research, and there is a conclusion which connects the findings of the various chapters and makes suggestions both for future research and for the principled development of materials for L2 learners. The book will be suitable for teachers, materials developers, academics and students in post-graduate courses in applied linguistics, in TEFL/TESOL and in the teaching of other languages as an L2.

Assessing English Language Learners

Author: Guillermo Solano Flores
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113407350X
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Assessing English Language Learners explains and illustrates the main ideas underlying assessment as an activity intimately linked to instruction and the basic principles for developing, using, selecting, and adapting assessment instruments and strategies to assess content knowledge in English language learners (ELLs). Sensitive to the professional development needs of both in-service and pre-service mainstream teachers with ELLs in their classrooms and those receiving formal training to teach culturally and linguistically diverse students, the text is designed to engage readers in viewing assessment as a critical part of teaching appreciating that assessments provide teachers with valuable information about their students’ learning and thinking becoming aware of the relationship among language, culture, and testing understanding the reasoning that guides test construction recognizing the limitations of testing practices being confident that assessment is an activity classroom teachers (not only accountability specialists) can perform Highlighting alternative, multidisciplinary approaches that address linguistic and cultural diversity in testing, this text, enhanced by multiple field-tested exercises and examples of different forms of assessment, is ideal for any course covering the theory and practice of ELL assessment.

Effective Instructional Strategies

Author: Kenneth D. Moore
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 148336593X
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A concise and easy-to-read K-12 methods text that covers practical information all teachers need to be effective Kenneth Moore’s Fourth Edition of Effective Instructional Strategies: From Theory to Practice provides thorough coverage of the strategies and essential skills that every teacher needs to know. This text applies the latest research findings and useful classroom practices to the instructional process by presenting a Theory to Practice approach to instruction, emphasizing the intelligent use of teaching theory and research to improve classroom instruction. Logically and precisely providing information about how to be an effective classroom teacher, this text has been carefully designed to maximize instructional flexibility and to model established principles of instruction. It was further designed to expand the pedagogical teaching knowledge of teachers and their instructional repertoires.

Language Learning Strategies And Individual Learner Characteristics

Author: Rebecca L. Oxford
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350005053
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This innovative book focuses on the relationships among self-regulated language learning strategies, students' individual characteristics, and the diverse contexts in which learning occurs. It presents state-of-the-art, lively, readable chapters by well-known experts and new, promising scholars, who analyze learning strategy theory, research, assessment, and use. Written by a team of international contributors from Austria, Canada, Greece, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Turkey, the UK and the USA, this volume provides theoretical insights on how strategic learning interacts with complex environments. It explores strategy choice and the fluidity and flexibility of learning strategies. Research-based but practical themes in the book include strategy-related teacher preparation; differentiated strategy instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners of different ages, cultures, and learning styles; and creative, visualization-based development of strategy awareness. Examining methodologies for strategy research and assessment, the volume explores narrative, decision-tree, scenario-based, and questionnaire-based research, as well as mixed-methods research and new assessment tools for young learners' strategies. It presents research on strategies used for foreign/second language pronunciation, pragmatics, listening, reading, speaking, writing, and test-taking. By providing a wide range of examples of strategies in research and action in a number of countries, cultures, and educational settings, and by offering incisive section overviews and a detailed synthesis at the end, this book enables readers to develop a holistic understanding of language learning strategies. With additional online strategy materials available for downloading, Language Learning Strategies and Individual Learner Characteristics is invaluable to all those interested in helping language students learn more effectively.