Challenges of Literary Texts in the Foreign Language Classroom

Challenges of Literary Texts in the Foreign Language Classroom

Although the work I have outlined takes place within the context of a language class , the approach to analysis and interpretation is equally valid in a literature class ; the literature teacher may choose for reasons of expediency to ...

Author: Lothar Bredella

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 3823352830

Category: Language and languages

Page: 254

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Categories: Language and languages

Corpora in the Foreign Language Classroom

Corpora in the Foreign Language Classroom

Selected papers from the Sixth International Conference on Teaching and Language Corpora (TaLC 6). ... in the field of the teaching applications of text corpora, with special emphasis on their use in the foreign language classroom.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789401203906

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

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The papers published in this volume were originally presented at the Sixth International Conference on Teaching and Language Corpora (4-7 July 2004 Granada, Spain) and reflect the latest developments that have taken place in the field of the teaching applications of text corpora, with a special emphasis on their use in the foreign language classroom. The book is divided into three main sections. The first section sets the scene for what this collection of essays aims to be. It deals with the issue of what corpus linguistics can do not only for the understanding of the nature of language itself but also for so fundamental and miraculous a matter such as language learning and language acquisition. The second section tackles the issues of corpus design and corpus exploitation and provides the reader with a great variety of evidence in favour of corpora exploitation for the building of a successful teaching environment. The final section deals with practical applications of corpora in the foreign language classroom. Although each of the papers here reports particular experiences in very different teaching and learning contexts, as a whole they show that corpora can be used on the spot in a language teaching context by teachers and learners without extensive training in computational tools, and studies of linguistics features can be tailored to specific pedagogic context and learning requirements. The book represents a solid contribution to linguistic studies and language teaching and it is a good example of the diversity of the scientific lines in which corpus linguistics is involved at the present moment.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Foreign Language Classroom

The Foreign Language Classroom

“Training Teaching Assistants in the Yearlong Methods Course.” ADFL Bulletin 16:4952. Heny, Frank. 1987. “Theoretical Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, and Language Pedagogy.” In Foreign Language Instruction: A National Agenda, ...

Author: Margaret A Haggstrom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136753206

Category: Education

Page: 300

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Education

Critical Reflection and the Foreign Language Classroom

Critical Reflection and the Foreign Language Classroom

Tragically, by failing to address the sociological nature of language in both its nature and use, the foreign language classroom reinforces the myths surrounding the standard or “correct” form of all languages, especially English in the ...

Author: Terry Osborn

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781648024207

Category: Education

Page: 137

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Twenty years ago, this book introduced pre-service and in-service foreign language teachers to the basic concepts of critical educational study as applied to foreign language education in the United States. Since its initial publication, teachers now commonly known as world language educators are better prepared to understand issues of power in relation to, for example, language variety, language status, and language education. Indeed, much recent attention has been focused on critical approaches to language education including teaching for social justice. The author addresses issues such as the supposed "failure" of foreign language education, the educational filter role played by language classes, the concept of foreignness as seen in national standards, language curricula and textbooks, and the implications of these issues in terms of power relationships and cultural mediation both in and out of the classroom. The reader is encouraged to analyze the forms of cultural struggle that can be found within the world language classrooms of the United States including the likely impact those struggles have on members of the dominant and subordinate cultures. Two decades later, critical reflection continues to require these skills.
Categories: Education

Error Correction in the Foreign Language Classroom

Error Correction in the Foreign Language Classroom

Negotiation moves and recasts in relation to error types and learner repair in the foreign language classroom. Foreign Language Annals 35: 395–404. Morris, F. A. and E. E. Tarone. 2003. Impact of classroom dynamics on the effectiveness ...

Author: Mirosław Pawlak

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642384363

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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The book aims to dispel some of the myths surrounding the place of oral and written error correction in language education by providing an exhaustive and up-to-date account of issues involved in this area, taking the stance that the provision of corrective feedback constitutes an integral part of form-focused instruction. This account places an equal emphasis on the relevant theoretical claims, the most recent research findings and everyday pedagogical concerns, particularly as they apply to the teaching of additional languages in the foreign language setting. The book will be of relevance and significance not only to specialists in the field of second language acquisition, but also to graduate and doctoral students carrying out research in the area of form-focused instruction and error correction. Many parts of the volume will also be of considerable interest and utility to teachers of foreign languages at different educational levels.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teachers as Mediators in the Foreign Language Classroom

Teachers as Mediators in the Foreign Language Classroom

Gutierrez, A.G. (2008) Microgenesis, method and object: A study of collaborative activity in a Spanish as a foreign language classroom. Applied Linguistics 29 (1), 120–148. Hall, J.K. (2002) Methods for Teaching Foreign Languages: ...

Author: Michelle Kohler

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783093069

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Language teachers are key figures in preparing young people for participation in an increasingly multilingual and culturally diverse world, yet little is known about how they go about this in practice. This book uses examples of classroom interaction to reveal how teachers of languages act as intercultural mediators and the implications of this for practice. To date, there has been little exploration of how teachers mediate language and culture learning from an intercultural perspective, and what underlies their mediation practices in terms of their conceptions of intercultural language teaching and learning. This book offers an account of what teachers are thinking, feeling and doing as they enact an intercultural perspective on language teaching and learning.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Toward Free Conversation and Communication in the Foreign Language Classroom

Toward Free Conversation and Communication in the Foreign Language Classroom

Supplement to Video-tape Inservice Program on Teaching Second Languages, Instructor's Manual Constance K. Knop. A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF TEXTS AND MATERIALS FOR TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE Books on Developing Communication ...

Author: Constance K. Knop

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89096578844

Category: Language and languages

Page: 28

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Categories: Language and languages

Boredom in the Foreign Language Classroom

Boredom in the Foreign Language Classroom

This chapter aims to delve into the essence of boredom and specify its place in the process of second and foreign language learning. The concept of boredom has only recently attracted the attention of second language acquisition (SLA) ...

Author: Mirosław Pawlak

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030507695

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 116

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The book focuses on boredom, a construct that has been explored in educational psychology but has received only scant attention from second language acquisition researchers. Although recent years have seen a growing interest in positive emotions in second or foreign language learning and teaching, negative emotions are always present in the classroom and they deserve to be investigated in their own right. The theoretical part provides an overview of the construct of boredom (e.g., definitions, types, empirical studies in the L2 classroom). The empirical part reports the findings of an empirical study which aimed to examine the changes in the levels of boredom experienced by a group of English majors in English classes and identify the factors accounting for such changes. The book closes with a discussion of directions for further research as well as some pedagogic implications.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Applying Cognitive Grammar in the Foreign Language Classroom

Applying Cognitive Grammar in the Foreign Language Classroom

Universal Grammar and the teaching and learning of second languages. In Perspectives on pedagogical grammar, ed. Terence Odlin, 25-48. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Cook, Walter A., S. J. 1989. Case grammar theory.

Author: Jakub Bielak

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642274558

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 295

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The monograph constitutes an attempt to demonstrate how Cognitive Grammar (CG) can be employed in the foreign language classroom with a view to aiding learners in better understanding the complexities of English grammar. Its theoretical part provides a brief overview of the main tenets of Cognitive Grammar as well as illustrating how the description of English tense and aspect can be approached from a traditional and a CG perspective. The empirical part reports the findings of an empirical study which aimed to compare the effects of instruction utilizing traditional pedagogic descriptions with those grounded in CG on the explicit an implicit knowledge of the Present Simple and Present Continuous Tenses. The book closes with the discussion of directions for further research when it comes to the application of CG to language pedagogy as well as some pedagogic implications
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Production oriented and Comprehension based Grammar Teaching in the Foreign Language Classroom

Production oriented and Comprehension based Grammar Teaching in the Foreign Language Classroom

“The effects of a combined output- and input-oriented approach in teaching reported speech”. Nagata, Noriko. 1998a. “Input vs. output practice in educational software for second language acquisition”, Language Learning and Technology 1: ...

Author: Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642208553

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

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The book addresses one of the key controversies in teaching foreign language grammar, which is the utility of production-oriented instruction, as exemplified in the PPP sequence, and comprehension-based teaching, as implemented in interpretation tasks and processing instruction. It provides a thorough overview of issues related to learning and teaching grammar, with a particular focus on input-oriented approaches, and reports the findings of four studies which sought to compare their effects with instruction based on different forms of output practice. The findings serve as a basis for guidelines on how the two options can be successfully combined in the classroom
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines