Language Teacher Education for a Global Society

Author: B. Kumaravadivelu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136836993
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The field of second/foreign language teacher education is calling out for a coherent and comprehensive framework for teacher preparation in these times of accelerating economic, cultural, and educational globalization. Responding to this call, this book introduces a state-of-the-art model for developing prospective and practicing teachers into strategic thinkers, exploratory researchers, and transformative teachers. The model includes five modules: Knowing, Analyzing, Recognizing, Doing, and Seeing (KARDS). Its goal is to help teachers understand: how to build a viable professional, personal and procedural knowledge-base, how to analyze learner needs, motivation and autonomy, how to recognize their own identities, beliefs and values, how to do teaching, theorizing and dialogizing, and how to see their own teaching acts from learner, teacher, and observer perspectives. Providing a scaffold for building a holistic understanding of what happens in the language classroom, this model eventually enables teachers to theorize what they practice and practice what they theorize. With its strong scholarly foundation and its supporting reflective tasks and exploratory projects, this book is immensely useful for students, practicing teachers, teacher educators, and educational researchers who are interested in exploring the complexity of language teacher education.

Pronunciation and Phonetics

Author: Adam Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317935683
Format: PDF
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This engaging, succinct text is an introduction to both phonetics and phonology as applied to the teaching of pronunciation to English language learners. Section 1 selectively covers the main areas of phonetics and phonology, without going into any area in more depth than the average English language teacher requires or that the average English language teacher trainee can handle. Section 2 focuses on practical issues related to learners and how they learn languages, and what represents good practice in terms of classroom activities for pronunciation—including aspects such as targets, motivation and priorities. The chapters end with activities to help the reader understand concepts. Section 3 provides innovative sample activities which put into practice the theoretical points covered in the first two sections, answers to the various exercises, recommended further reading (both print and non-print), a glossary of technical phonetic terms, and a bibliography of works on pronunciation teaching. The text is accompanied by a Companion Website with audio recordings of model pronunciations and audio material relating to the activities.

Describing and Explaining Grammar and Vocabulary in ELT

Author: Dilin Liu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136199330
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Language description plays an important role in language learning/teaching because it often determines what specific language forms, features, and usages are taught and how. A good understanding of language description is vital for language teachers and material writers and should constitute an important part of their knowledge. This book provides a balanced treatment of both theory and practice. It focuses on some of the most important and challenging grammar and vocabulary usage questions. Using these questions as examples, it shows how theory can inform practice and how grammar and vocabulary description and explanation can be made more effective and engaging. Part I describes and evaluates the key linguistic theories on language description and teaching. Part II discusses and gives specific examples of how challenging grammar and vocabulary issues can be more effectively described and explained; each chapter focuses on one or more specific grammar and vocabulary. An annotated list of useful free online resources (online corpora and websites) for grammar and vocabulary learning and teaching, and a glossary provide helpful information.

Linguistically Diverse Immigrant and Resident Writers

Author: Christina Ortmeier-Hooper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317298039
Format: PDF, Docs
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Spotlighting the challenges and realities faced by linguistically diverse immigrant and resident students in U.S. secondary schools and in their transitions from high school to community colleges and universities, this book looks at programs, interventions, and other factors that help or hinder them as they make this move. Chapters from teachers and scholars working in a variety of contexts build rich understandings of how high school literacy contexts, policies such as the proposed DREAM Act and the Common Core State Standards, bridge programs like Upward Bound, and curricula redesign in first-year college composition courses designed to recognize increasing linguistic diversity of student populations, affect the success of this growing population of students as they move from high school into higher education.

The Bilingual Reform

Author: Wolfgang Butzkamm
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
ISBN: 3823374923
Format: PDF, ePub
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With this book, change has come to foreign language teaching. The mother tongue taboo, which has been the perceived didactical correctness for so many years and in so many countries, is swept away. At the same time, this book combines theory with practice, advice and guidance to teachers. Since the mother tongue issue touches upon all the major domains of teaching – vocabulary, grammar, texts, communication, emotional aspects – a new synthesis of theory and practice has been developed. An invaluable resource both for the novelty and diversity of the teaching techniques presented and for the clarity of its writing.

Gemeinsamer europ ischer Referenzrahmen f r Sprachen lernen lehren beurteilen

Author: John Trim
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783126065207
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Der Referenzrahmen richtet sich an Lehrer, Fortbilder, Autoren und Curriculumplaner in der Schule und der Erwachsenenbildung. Der Gemeinsame europäische Referenzrahmen für Sprachen stellt die gemeinsamen Referenzniveaus zur Erfassung des Lernfortschritts vor, befasst sich mit der Entwicklung von Curricula und diskutiert verschiedene Prüfungsformen.

Englischdidaktik

Author: Friederike Klippel
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783589221721
Format: PDF
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Zu viel des Guten?: Methodisch-didaktische Gesamtdarstellungen haben Tradition im Hause Cornelsen. 1987 hat Friederike Klippel (mit Helmut Heuer) eine vielbeachtete Englischmethodik vorgelegt, jetzt bietet sie zusammen mit Sabine Doff einen aktualisierten Überblick. Englischdidaktik ist in fünf Teile gegliedert (Fach Englisch im Kontext - Inhaltsperspektive - Lehrperspektive - Lernperspektive - Interaktion Lehren und Lernen) und spricht verschiedene Aspekte des gegenwärtigen Forschungsdiskurses und der Unterrichtspraxis an. Mit gut 300 Seiten (und einer reichhaltigen Bibliografie) liegt wiederum eine knappe Gesamtschau über den state of the art vor. Soweit, so gut! Ziel erreicht! - Und doch vermag die neue Englischdidaktik nicht ganz zu überzeugen. Zu viel haben sich Autorinnen und Verlag vorgenommen. Die Englischdidaktik will sowohl wissenschaftlich fundierte Fachdidaktik wie auch Ratgeberin für die Unterrichtspraxis sein. Der gewagte Dreischritt von Theorie über Grundsätze für die Praxis bis hin zu detaillierten Handlungsempfehlungen für konkrete Praxissituationen wirkt stellenweise holprig-sprunghaft. Englischdidaktik kann Lehramtsstudierenden durchaus als Einführung in die Disziplin empfohlen werden. Praktizierende Englischlehrkräfte können das Buch allenfalls zur Reflexion des eigenen Unterrichts beiziehen. Als Fundgrube für die Bereicherung und Innovation des Unterrichts dürfte es kaum dienlich sein. Peter Bauer.

Bodiliness and Human Dignity

Author: Harm Goris
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825892845
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In every culture, ideas and practices concerning the human body reflect what people think about the human person and his/her dignity. Contemporary cultural and medical-technical developments pose new questions to traditional attitudes to bodiliness. How can these questions be addressed from the perspective of intercultural ethics, in particular with regard to organ donation? Harm Goris is assistant professor of systematic theology at the Catholic Theological University at Utrecht (the Netherlands).