Bridging English

Author: Joseph O. Milner
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134198158
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Comprehensive, theoretically sound, and practical, Bridging English captures what students need to know in order to enter today’s secondary English classrooms with confidence, while engaging students with purposeful, dynamic lessons. Appreciated as more than a general introduction to English education, this is a textbook that students take from their college coursework into their own classrooms as the anchor reference source in their professional libraries. While clarifying and expanding on the information in the previous editions, this new edition addresses new developments in the field of English education, of education generally, and of the culture, particularly issues relating to today’s diverse students, mounting pressures of accountability, and the use of technology in teaching and learning. Each chapter presents conceptual frameworks, a multitude of tested teaching activities, and invitations to reflect on both. Included are chapter organizers, numerous boxed figures, tables, teaching activities, invitations to reflect, and an exhaustive index. The result is a book that is easily accessible for the new teacher just building an instructionalfoundation,and for the established teacher searching for new ways to enliven the classroom.

Bridging the English Learner Achievement Gap

Author: Ray Garcia
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807772283
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In spite of decades of school reform, the achievement gap between English learners and English-proficient students has narrowed little. This book introduces the Sustainability Frameworka step-by-step process that will help educators at all levels increase school attendance and academic success for ELL students. This reform-navigation tool identifies patterns and trends in the deployment of a reform and subsequently allows leaders to make necessary adjustments to extend, accelerate, or terminate a given reform. Bridging the English Learner Achievement Gap offers a compelling, research-grounded way for schools with a substantial ELL population to successfully accommodate their students.

Bridging Teaching Learning and Assessment in the English Language Classroom

Author: Robin Turner
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527521435
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Learning English as a foreign language in any formal education context requires opportunities for learners and teachers to give and receive feedback on the teaching learning process as it is happening. These opportunities could be created via various in-class activities specifically designed for this purpose. Teachers who create and use these diagnostic opportunities effectively detect what learners need in a timely fashion, and provide remedial teaching in the right time and mode, so that chances can be created for learners to improve their learning. There is no one universally accepted way of how to do this, however, with various approaches for collecting, analyzing and reviewing data for this purpose. This book encapsulates the unbreakable relationship between teaching, learning and assessment through a range of articles which scrutinize assessment from a wide spectrum, ranging from the role of assessment in language learning to ELT teacher assessment literacy, from the use of technology in classroom-based assessment to practicing teachers’ reflections on their teacher classroom action research, and from the role of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to empirical data analysis.

From Dylan to Donne

Author: Brock Dethier
Publisher: Boynton/Cook
ISBN: 9780867095326
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Brock Dethier takes advantage of students' identification with music and turns students' musical enthusiasms into material for learning and self-expression.

Bridging Divides

Author: Eve Darian-Smith
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520921832
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In a study that is original and timely, Eve Darian-Smith uses the Channel Tunnel between England and France to explore the shifting geographies of nationalism, postcolonialism, and legal autonomy in the formation of the European Union. Conducting ethnographic research in Kent, the county at the English mouth of the Tunnel, she looks at regional differences in feelings about Europe and at the vocabulary used in discussing the Tunnel. Visual representations—political cartoons, photographs, etchings—regarding the Tunnel are also examined. Two hundred years after Napoleon planned to invade England via a tunnel, the completion in 1994 of a fast rail link between Great Britain and the European mainland symbolizes the disintegration of conventional state borders. While the Tunnel precariously affirms the ideal of a united Europe, it also brings to the fore questions of boundaries between the first and third worlds, colonizers and colonized, and the "East" and the "West." Bridging Divides is about much more than an engineering feat. By exploring historical narratives, tunnel stories, and legal myths, Darian-Smith's study shows the interconnections between people's memories of the past and current history.

Bridging the Culture Gap

Author: Penny Carté
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749452749
Format: PDF
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As globalization continues to gather momentum, the contact between business people from other countries is becoming more and more frequent. The more national boundaries a company crosses, the greater the scope for misunderstanding and conflict. To succeed internationally, it is essential to be able to break the barriers of culture, language and set patterns of thinking. The second edition of Bridging the Culture Gap is a distillation of many years' work and is based on the real-life business situations of the authors' international clients. Readers will learn how to interpret a company's "party line," communicate with style, get their message across, be sensitive to other cultures, and ultimately win the deal. This updated edition also includes a new chapter on making oneself understood in "offshore" English. Packed with cases, cultural awareness scales, communication tests and practical tips, this lively guide will help anyone of any nationality become a better communicator. Whether one's task is to give a presentation to a cross-cultural group or to negotiate with an overseas client, Bridging the Culture Gap will ensure that the reader has the cultural awareness to communicate the intended message.

Exploring Second language Varieties of English and Learner Englishes

Author: Joybrato Mukherjee
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027223203
Format: PDF, ePub
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The articles in this volume are intended to bridge what Sridhar and Sridhar (1986) have called the 'paradigm gap' between traditional SLA research on the one hand and research into institutionalised second-language varieties in former colonial territories on the other. Since both learner Englishes and second-language varieties are typically non-native forms of English that emerge in language contact situations, it is high time that they are described and compared on an empirical basis in order to draw conceptual and theoretical conclusions with regard to their form, function and acquisition. The present collection of articles places special emphasis on empirical evidence obtained from large-scale analyses of computerised corpora of learner Englishes (such as the International Corpus of Learner English) and of second-language varieties of English (such as the International Corpus of English). It addresses questions such as Are the phenomena we find in ESL and EFL varieties features or errors? or How common and wide-spread are features across contact varieties of English? "

Bridging Literacies with Videogames

Author: Hannah R. Gerber
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9462096686
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Bridging Literacies with Videogames provides an international perspective of literacy practices, gaming culture, and traditional schooling. Featuring studies from Australia, Colombia, South Korea, Canada, and the United States, this edited volume addresses learning in primary, secondary, and tertiary environments with topics related to: • re-creating worlds and texts • massive multiplayer second language learning • videogames and classroom learning These diverse topics will provide scholars, teachers, and curriculum developers with empirical support for bringing videogames into classroom spaces to foster meaning making. Bridging Literacies with Videogames is an essential text for undergraduates, graduates, and faculty interested in contemporizing learning with the medium of the videogame.

Understanding British English

Author: Margaret E. Moore
Publisher: Citadel Press
ISBN: 9780806519395
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Though English is the mother tongue in both America and Great Britain, the gap between American English and the language spoken in the British Isles remains formidable. It is true that more and more Americanisms are finding their way into British speech and British usage has become increasingly familiar to Americans. But many words and phrases used on one side of the Atlantic might be Swahili to the other. Understanding British English is a lexicon of words and phrases used abroad along with American definitions. For example: a "brolly" is an umbrella; "to be preggers" is to be pregnant; "lolly" means money; and "crisps" are merely potato chips. This book serves a double purpose: it will be a major help to American travelers in England and, more than that, it is highly entertaining reading.

Engaging Curriculum

Author: Bill Green
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317308557
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Explicitly linking curriculum inquiry to English education via recurring themes of representation, democracy and knowledge, this book is a call for both researchers and practitioners to engage with curriculum, explicitly and deliberatively, as both a concept and a question. The approach is broadly conceptual and constitutes an exercise in theoretical and philosophical inquiry. While deeply informed by North American debates and developments, this book offers a distinctive counterpoint and a strategically ‘ex-centric’ perspective, being equally informed by the curriculum scene in Australia, as well as the UK and elsewhere. Divided into two sections, this book first addresses matters of general curriculum inquiry, while the second turns more specifically to English teaching and to associated questions of language, literacy and literature in L1 education. Green brings the two together through a critical examination of the Australian national curriculum, especially in its implications and challenges for English teaching, and with due regard for the project of transnational curriculum inquiry.