Como se dice

Author: Ana Jarvis
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0547001312
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now in its Ninth Edition, ¿Como se dice...? remains one of the top-selling programs due to its founding principles, which have remained consistent throughout every edition. Solid four-skills methodology, unparalleled grammar explanations, flexibility, and ease-of-use are just a few of the hallmarks that have made the program so successful with its loyal followers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Using Reading to Teach a World Language

Author: Donna Spangler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317525906
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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To help your students learn a world language, don’t forget the power of reading! In this practical book from Donna Spangler and John Alex Mazzante, you’ll gain a variety of strategies and activities that you can use to teach students to read in a world language, boosting their comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. Perfect for any age or proficiency level, these classroom-ready activities can easily be adapted to suit your needs! Special features: A discussion of the challenges to teaching reading in the world language classroom A variety of adaptable pre-reading, during-reading, and post-reading strategies and activities for students across grade levels and languages Essential tips for cultivating vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension Reader’s Theater – a special chapter of strategies for implementing this exciting technique A list of helpful websites and apps for world language teachers Useful appendices, including reproducible material for your classroom Busy world language teachers will love this book’s numerous classroom examples, ready-to-use templates, and free online reading sources. Bonus: The book includes eResources that are free to adapt and print for classroom use from our website, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138853515.

Action Research in the World Language Classroom

Author: Mary Lynn Redmond
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 162396203X
Format: PDF
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The current thrust in the field of education is to improve teachers’ understanding of how research on best practices can improve student learning. The field of world language education introduces a double, perhaps a triple, bind: teachers must be able to design and deliver instruction that aligns with national expectations for developing students’ language and intercultural abilities for success in the global workplace, yet in schools across America, all K12 students do not have the opportunity to study languages, even though research supports their astonishing facility for acquisition. Schools and teachers without resources, including time to investigate and implement evidencebased best practices, are ultimately held accountable for student performance. If world language teachers are to advocate for languages, they must use their expertise and share evidence of their students’ progress. The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) recently began development of a national research priorities agenda for grades preK16. Action research, which is classroomcentered and inquirybased, can contribute to our profession’s efforts, as it helps us to increase awareness of the critical need for language study in grades preK16. World language teachers can become teacherresearchers in their own classrooms, gathering deeply meaningful insights into their students’ progress that they can share with others. Teacherresearchers investigate innovative approaches in response to their questions about teaching and learning, which are rooted in daily experience. They engage their students in fresh learning activities, and student feedback helps them to make better decisions about instructional and assessment strategies. Results can be shared with stakeholders, including parents, administrators, school board members, and guidance counselors, as evidence of what all kinds of students can do in languages. At a time in our history when we are striving to prepare teachers for 21stcentury schools that prioritize global competence, Action Research in the World Language Classroom is a timely resource for the profession. It describes a natural, engaging, motivating way to contribute, particularly for preservice teachers who are shaping their views and understanding about world language instruction and the connections between research and best practices. The book includes four studies conducted by preservice teachers during their student teaching internships in North Carolina public schools. The editor hopes that their work and observations will inspire and assist world language educators at all stages of their careers.

The Common Sense of Teaching Foreign Languages

Author: Caleb Gattegno
Publisher: Educational Solutions World
ISBN: 0878252312
Format: PDF
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Gattegno wrote this book as a scientist interested in learning processes, as a student interested in the mastery of foreign languages, and as a teacher interested in providing his students with ideal learning conditions. These perspectives combined with years of research, travel, and fieldwork create a full insight into the problem of learning a foreign language. He argues that learning a language should not be about recitation and memorization, but about the natural learning processes we have used since birth. "In fact," he writes, "We can no more say that we remember our language than that we remember how to stand up or walk.

Language Use in the Two way Classroom

Author: Renée DePalma
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847693008
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Based on an extended ethnographic study of a dual language (Spanish-English) kindergarten, this book takes a critical look at children's linguistic (and non-linguistic) interactions and the ways that teaching design can help or hinder language development. With a focus on official `Spanish time', it explores the particular challenges of supporting the minority language use as well as the teacher's strategies for doing so. In bilingual classrooms, teachers' goals include bilingualism as well as academic achievement for all. The children may share these interests, but have their own agendas as well. This book explores the linguistic and social interactions that may help, or hinder, these multiple and sometimes conflicting agendas. How can teachers design educational practice that takes into consideration broader forces of language hegemony as well as children's immediate interests? "The numerous rich examples of the effectiveness of different strategies and practices within a variety of instructional contexts make this book essential reading for educators, parents, students and researchers interested in second language education. DePalma's findings will have important implications for program design, interventions, curriculum and instructional practices in second language learning programs." Kathryn Lindholm-Leary, San Jose State University, USA

The Handbook of Historical Sociolinguistics

Author: Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111825726X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Written by an international team of leading scholars, this groundbreaking reference work explores the nature of language change and diffusion, and paves the way for future research in this rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field. Features 35 newly-written essays from internationally acclaimed experts that reflect the growth and vitality of the burgeoning area of historical sociolinguistics Examines how sociolinguistic theoretical models, methods, findings, and expertise can be used to reconstruct a language's past in order to explain linguistic changes and developments Bridges the gap between the past and the present in linguistic studies Structured thematically into sections exploring: origins and theoretical assumptions; methods for the sociolinguistic study of the history of languages; linguistic and extra-linguistic variables; historical dialectology, language contact and diffusion; and attitudes to language

Como Se Dice Dice Se Dice

Author: Ana C. Jarvis
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 9780618103683
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Offers additional practice of grammar and vocabulary. Answer Keys are provided so students can monitor their progress.