Testing for Language Teachers

Author: Arthur Hughes
Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen
ISBN: 9783125338760
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This 2nd edition includes a new chapter on testing young learners and features expanded chapters on common test techniques and testing overall ability. There is also an additional appendix on item banking and a revised appendix on statistical analysis of test data.

Interactive Language Teaching

Author: Wilga M. Rivers
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521322162
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this collection of essays, a distinguished group of innovative teachers and writers describe the approaches and techniques they have incorporated into their own teaching. The articles are designed to help classroom teachers make language classes more participatory and communication oriented. Successive articles deal with the structure of interaction in large and small groups: imaginative activities for listening, speaking, reading, writing, and testing; the use of poetry, song, and drama; how to perform grammar rules rather than recite them; the special contribution of authentic materials; using audio and video as well as computer software to enhance learning, tapping the community as a resource; learning to interact in different cultural styles; and preparing the student for real-life professional use of language. Teachers of any language and teachers in training will find in this volume a wealth of original and practical ideas for the classroom.

Understanding Research in Second Language Learning

Author: Brown
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521315517
Format: PDF, ePub
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What is research? - Variables - Data organization - Controlling extraneous variables - Critiquing statistical studies - The group and the individuals - Patterns in human behavior - Statistics for testing - Statistical logic - Correlation - Comparing means - Comparing frequencies - Hands-on critique and posttest.

Language Teacher Supervision

Author: Kathleen M. Bailey
Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen
ISBN: 9783125331075
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"This book explores the issues involved in supervision such as teacher evaluation, autonomy, authority, awareness and attitude. It contains a wealth of practical detail on gathering data and providing feedback in post-observation conferences with teachers. Each chapter includes an illustrative case study and a review of the literature. Discussion questions on each case, teacher development tasks, and suggestions for further reading afford avenues for further exploration."--Publisher description.

Assessing Languages for Specific Purposes

Author: Dan Douglas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521584957
Format: PDF, ePub
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Testing language for specific purposes (LSP) refers to that branch of language testing in which the test content and test methods are derived from an analysis of a specific language use situation, such as Spanish for business, Japanese for tour guides, Italian for language teachers, or English for air traffic control. LSP tests are usually contrasted with general purpose language tests, in which purpose is more broadly defined, as in the Test of English as a Foreign Language. This book is the first to examine the issues surrounding the implementation of tests for specific purposes. It includes an in-depth discussion of the issues, an examination of the current exams, and a comprehensive overview of the literature. It will be a welcome addition to any language teaching professionals library.

Discourse and Context in Language Teaching

Author: Marianne Celce-Murcia
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521640555
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Recommends that language teachers incorporate discourse and pragmatics in their teaching if they wish to implement a communicative approach in their classrooms. The authors show how a discourse perspective can enhance the teaching of traditional areas of linguistic knowledge and language skills.

The Language Teaching Matrix

Author: Jack C. Richards
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521387941
Format: PDF
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Richards explains how effective language teaching involves a network of interactions between curriculum, methodology, teachers, learners, instructional materials. Each chapter discusses and examines the theoretical and practical dimensions of a central issue in language teaching. Topics covered include the nature of effective teaching, self-monitoring in teacher development, language and content, and teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing. Richards presents key issues in an accessible and highly readable style, and shows how teachers and teachers-in-training can be involved in the investigation of classroom teaching and learning. The emphasis is not on prescriptions but rather on developing effective teaching through understanding the various factors that interact in second language learning and in the second language classroom.

Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching

Author: Jack C. Richards
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107675960
Format: PDF, ePub
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This third edition of Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching is an extensive revision of the popular and accessible text. Like previous editions, this book surveys the major approaches and methods in language teaching such as Grammar Translation, Audiolingualism, Communicative Language Teaching, and the Natural Approach. It examines each approach and method in terms of its theory of language and language learning, goals, syllabus, teaching activities, teacher and learner roles, materials, and classroom techniques. In addition, this third edition includes content on the teaching and learning environment, with chapters on learners and methods, teachers and methods, plus approaches, methods and the curriculum. Teachers and teachers-in-training will discover that this third edition is a comprehensive survey and analysis of teaching methods used around the world. The book seeks not only to clarify the assumptions behind these methods and their similarities and differences, but also to help teachers explore their own beliefs and practices in language teaching.