Vocabulary Myths

Author: Keith S. Folse
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472030293
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What every ESL teacher should know about teaching vocabulary

Vocabulary Myths

Author: Keith S. Folse
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472030299
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What every ESL teacher should know about teaching vocabulary

Writing Myths

Author: Joy M. Reid
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ISBN: 9780472032570
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This volume was conceived as a "best practices" resource for writing teachers in the way that Vocabulary Myths by Keith S. Folse is one for reading and vocabulary teachers. It was written to help ensure that writing teachers are not perpetuating the myths of teaching writing. Each author is a practicing teacher who selected his or her "myth" based on classroom experience and expertise. Both the research and pedagogy in this book are based on the newest research in, for example, teacher preparation, EAP and ESP, and corpus linguistics. The myths discussed in this book are: § Teaching vocabulary is not the writing teacher's job. (Keith S. Folse) § Teaching citation is someone else's job. (Cynthia M. Schuemann) § Where grammar is concerned, one size fits all. (Pat Byrd and John Bunting) § Academic writing should be assertive and certain. (Ken Hyland) § Students must learn to correct all their writing errors. (Dana Ferris) § Corpus-based research is too complicated to be useful for writing teachers. (Susan Conrad) § Academic writing courses should focus on paragraph and essay development. (Sharon Cavausgil) § International and U.S. resident ESL writers cannot be taught in the same class. (Paul Kei Matsuda) The book concludes with a discussion of students' myths about academic writing and teaching written by Joy Reid.

Listening Myths

Author: Steven Brown
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472034596
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This volume was conceived as a "best practices" resource for teachers of ESL listening courses in the way that Vocabulary Myths by Keith S. Folse (and Writing Myths by Joy Reid) is one for reading and vocabulary teachers. It was written to help ensure that teachers of listening are not perpetuating the myths of teaching listening. Both the research and pedagogy in this book are based on the newest research in the field of second language acquisition. Steven Brown is the author of the Active Listening textbook series and is a teacher trainer. The myths debunked in this book are: § Listening is the same as reading. § Listening is passive. § Listening equals comprehension. § Because L1 language ability is effortlessly acquired, L2 listening ability is too. § Listening means listening to conversations. § Listening is an individual, inside-the-head process. § Students should only listen to authentic materials. § Listening can’t be taught.

Pronunciation Myths

Author: Linda Grant
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472035169
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This volume was conceived as a "best practices" resource for pronunciation and speaking teachers in the way that Vocabulary Myths by Keith S. Folse is one for reading and vocabulary teachers. Like others in the Myths series, this book combines research with good pedagogical practices. The book opens with a Prologue by Linda Grant (author of the Well Said textbook series), which reviews the last four decades of pronunciation teaching, the differences between accent and intelligibility, the rudiments of the English sound system, and other factors related to the ways that pronunciation is learned and taught. The myths challenged in this book are: § Once you’ve been speaking a second language for years, it’s too late to change your pronunciation. (Derwing and Munro) § Pronunciation instruction is not appropriate for beginning-level learners. (Zielinski and Yates) § Pronunciation teaching has to establish in the minds of language learners a set of distinct consonant and vowel sounds. (Field) § Intonation is hard to teach. (Gilbert) § Students would make better progress if they just practiced more. (Grant) § Accent reduction and pronunciation instruction are the same thing. (Thomson) § Teacher training programs provide adequate preparation in how to teach pronunciation (Murphy). The book concludes with an Epilogue by Donna M. Brinton, who synthesizes some of the best practices explored in the volume.

Assessment Myths

Author: Lia Plakans
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472035819
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This volume was conceived as a "best practices" resource for assessment in the way that "Vocabulary Myths" by Keith S. Folse is one for reading and vocabulary teachers. Like others in the "Myths "series, this book combines research with good pedagogical practices. The book opens with an introduction that reviews many key assessment terms and concepts. The myths examined in this book are: Assessment is just writing tests and using statistics.A comprehensive final exam is the best way to evaluate students.Scores on performance assessments are preferable because of their accuracy and authenticity.Multiple choice tests are inaccurate measures of language but are easy to write.We should test only one skill at a time.A test's validity can be determined by looking at it.Issues of fairness are not a concern with standardized testing.Teachers should never be involved in preparing students for tests.Implications for teaching and an agenda for research are discussed in a conclusion.

Learning Vocabulary In Another Language

Author: I. S. P. Nation
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521800927
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This book provides pedagogical suggestions for both teachers and learners.

Vocabulary In Language Teaching

Author: Norbert Schmitt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521669383
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This comprehensive introduction to vocabulary makes research and theory accessible to language teachers.

Data Elicitation For Second And Foreign Language Research

Author: Susan M. Gass
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136791779
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This timely reference guide is specifically directed toward the needs of second language researchers, who can expect to gain a clearer understanding of which techniques may be most appropriate and fruitful in given research domains. Data Elicitation for Second and Foreign Language Research is a perfect companion to the same author team’s bestselling Second Language Research: Methodology and Design. It is an indispensable text for graduate or advanced-level undergraduate students who are beginning research projects in the fields of applied linguistics, second language acquisition, and TESOL as well as a comprehensive reference for more seasoned researchers.

New Perspectives On Grammar Teaching In Second Language Classrooms

Author: Eli Hinkel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113564408X
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New Perspectives on Grammar Teaching in Second Language Classrooms brings together various approaches to the contextualized teaching of grammar and communicative skills as integrated components of second language instruction. Its purpose is to show from both theoretical and practical perspectives that grammar teaching can be made productive and useful in ESL and EFL classrooms. In this text: *First-rate scholars approach the teaching of grammar from multiple complementary perspectives, providing an original, comprehensive treatment of the topic. *Discourse analysis and research data are used to address such pedagogical areas as grammatical and lexical development in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. *The communicative perspective on ESL and EFL instruction that is presented provides ways for learners to enhance their production skills, whereas the meaning-based grammar instruction can supplement and strengthen current methodology with a communicative focus. This volume is intended as a foundational text for second language grammar pedagogy courses at the advanced undergraduate and master's levels.