Foreign Languages for Everyone

How I Learned to Teach Second Languages to Students with Learning Disabilities
Author: Irene Brouwer Konyndyk
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781937532901
Category: Education
Page: 218
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ENDORSEMENTS "This book is a conduit for students, teachers, and teacher educators -- a carefully guided path to making language learning not only possible, but meaningful and fun!" --Marjorie Hall Haley, PhD, Board of Directors of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Director of Foreign Language Teacher Licensure, George Mason University "Professor Konyndyk has developed a foreign-language pedagogy that makes students' deserts bloom. Foreign-language instructors and special educators will find themselves grateful to her for this contribution. --Lynn E. Snyder, PhD, CCC-SLP, Professor Emerita and Former Director of the Center for Language and Learning, University of Colorado at Boulder "Though I was told for such a long time 'No, you can't, ' you constantly were a voice saying 'Yes, you can and you will.' You not only helped show me that the world of language is one that is possible for me, but you also showed me the way that we . . . can have such a positive impact on the lives of others." --a personal note from one of Irene's own at-risk students ABOUT "FOREIGN LANGUAGES FOR EVERYONE" "This book is about how I learned to teach a second language to those who either have failed before or were not really given a chance to succeed. I wrote it to help others to be smart, productive teachers of foreign languages to students with learning disabilities. The book called me. My life journey prepared and inspired me to write it." --Irene Brouwer Konyndyk, from her preface "Foreign Languages for Everyone" is based on Professor Irene Brouwer Konyndyk's careful study and classroom experience teaching foreign languages effectively to students with learning disabilities. The goal of serving at-risk students became highly personal for Irene when she realized that her own daughter had a learning disability but could succeed academically with the right combination of multisensory learning experiences. This is a wonderfully practical and inspiring book loaded with practical tips and pedagogical insights for successfully teaching foreign languages to children, young people, high school and college students, and older adults who have difficulty learning a second language. ABOUT IRENE AND HER FREE ONLINE RESOURCES Irene Brouwer Konyndyk has taught languages at all levels -- from elementary through college. She received the Calvin College Innovative Teaching Award for her groundbreaking work developing a successful curriculum for at-risk second-language learners. She leads workshops across North America. Her free website, FOREIGN LANGUAGES FOR EVERYONE, provides: (1) downloadable copies of book-related appendixes, forms, and lesson plans, (2) illustrative video and audio clips, (3) news about important developments at the intersections of special education, learning disabilities, and foreign-language instruction, and (4) a community for second-language instructors to share best practices. TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) This book is ideal for educators and volunteers who teach English as a second language (ESL).

Teaching English as a Second Language


Author: C. Paul Verghese
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
ISBN: 9788120709423
Category: English language
Page: 121
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Understanding Second Language Learning Difficulties


Author: Madeline E. Ehrman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761901914
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 346
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The insights, techniques and skills needed to understand why some adult students have difficulties with learning a second language are presented in this book. The author′s premise is that what appears on the surface is often not the real source of the learner′s difficulty. A correct diagnosis of the cause of the problem is important if intervention is to prove effective. The book presents a large number of theories and models of learning, and covers areas including: learning styles and personality dispositions; student motivation, self-efficacy and anxiety; and how to interview students.

Success for College Students with Learning Disabilities


Author: Susan A. Vogel,Pamela B. Adelman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468464167
Category: Education
Page: 360
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JANET W. LERNER This timely volume explores issues pertinent to the emerging subject of college education for adults with learning disabilities. The inspiration for the book was a conference held at Barat College in Lake Forest Illinois on April 7, 1990, entitled College Students with Learning Disabilities: Reviewing the '80s and Planning for the '90s. The occasion was the celebration of the tenth anniversary of Barat College's program for college students with learning disabilities. Papers presented at this con ference, plus several additional invited chapters, and those of the co editors are included in this much needed publication. Only a few years ago, college was out of the question for most adults with learning disabilities. It is heartening to note that this situation has changed substantially over the last 15 or so years, with great strides in opportunities for adults with learning disabilities to acquire a college level education. From a slow beginning with programs such as the one at Barat College, there are today programs and support services in a variety of settings at a growing number of colleges and universities. Many indi viduals with learning disabilities can look forward to experiencing college and better preparing themselves for the future. The collection of papers in this book offers a comprehensive review of this exciting and challenging field.

Primary CLIL Around Europe

Learning in Two Languages in Primary Education
Author: Gerlinde Egger,Christine Lechner
Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
ISBN: 3828854729
Category: Education
Page: 320
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Throughout Europe there is a growing awareness that language learning is much more effective when linked to meaningful content. Through exploiting the synergies of Content AND Language Integrated Learning, children gain a second or third language and subject knowledge simultaneously with ease. This publication brings together various perspectives from different corners of Europe and from different levels: Classroom practice, teacher education, academic research and European language policy. Through CLIL not only the target language improves substantially, it also has a very positive influence on attitudes and motivation and on the cognitive development of children plus a positive influence on subject matter knowledge and on the development of the pupils' first language. Furthermore, it is a particular advantage for children from a migration background and it is especially effective in primary school - from day one. For the benefit of every child and to bring the vision of three or more languages (1+

Advances in Applied Psycholinguistics: Volume 1, Disorders of First Language Development


Author: Sheldon Rosenberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521317320
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 318
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These volumes, part of the Cambridge Monographs and Texts in Applied Psycholinguistics, present contemporary, high-level reviews of research, theory, and practice in reading, writing, and language-learning and in disorders of first language development. Each review focuses wherever possible on the work of its author or authors. This series will help those involved in psychology, linguistics, education, and speech sciences keep abreast of major developments in the many sub-areas of applied psycholinguistics. Volumes 1 and 2 are bound together in cloth, but for greater accessibility are published separately in paper.

Advances in Applied Psycholinguistics

Disorders of first-language development. Vol. 1
Author: Sheldon Rosenberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521300278
Category:
Page: 326
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Fast Easy Way to Learn a Language


Author: Bill Handley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118303792
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 184
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Fast, Easy Way to Learn a Language is essential reading foranyone studying a language at school, for business, travel or justfor pleasure. Well-known inspirational teacher Bill Handley speaks15 languages at various degrees of fluency. He is passionate aboutlearning languages and believes language learning should be anadventure. In this book he explains: how to have fun building your vocabulary in record time the easy way to get to grips with grammar why you should use more than one textbook how to use your 'lost time' to learn faster what to do when you feel like giving up how to write your own 'survival skills' course. Fast Easy Way to Learn a Language will have you speakingyour new language in no time. The book explores all the importanttopics: active and passive learning, mastering a differentalphabet, using recorded material, planning your own immersionprogram, making effective use of the internet and much more. Itincludes special advice for school and university students. This isthe fun way to learn a language.

Elementary Tagalog

Tara, Mag-Tagalog Tayo! Come On, Let's Speak Tagalog! (Downloadable MP3 Audio Included)
Author: Jiedson R. Domigpe,Nenita Pambid Domingo
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 146291456X
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 320
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This is the leading beginner Tagalog textbook and language learning package. Elementary Tagalog's comprehensive approach will help students master Tagalog, the language of the Philippines, also known as Filipino or Pilipino. From learning to read Tagalog words and pronounce Tagalog sounds to using correct Tagalog grammar, communicating in Tagalog dialogues and building Tagalog vocabulary, learners will be surprised at how quickly their skills develop. The expert guidance in Elementary Tagalog is ideal both for true beginners and heritage learners who grew up in Filipino-speaking communities or families. The accompanying downloadable audio improves listening comprehension and ensures correct pronunciation. Covering a range of topics, the lessons center on themes from the family, the home, and the community to food, travel, health, leisure time, festivals and popular culture. There are plenty of exercises, activities and practice drills to help learners acquire and master the language fundamentals, while culture notes explore the diversity, heritage and history of the Philippines. This is a complete language system and no prior knowledge of Tagalog is needed to begin and is the most comprehensive way to learn Tagalog. Elementary Tagalog is composed of twenty-four lessons in eight units. Each Lesson contains: Cultural Notes at the beginning of each unit offering explanations of social, economic and historical aspects of Filipino society. A Vocabulary List in each lesson ties in to the theme of the unit and both the Tagalog reading text and the aural activities presented in the specific lesson. Reading and Reading Comprehension which are presented mostly in the form of Tagalog language dialogues, are designed to expose the students to real-life conversations as might be had by native Filipino speakers. Three Active Learning Activities follow the dialogue and dialogue comprehension in each lesson and ask students to employ the lesson's new Tagalog vocabulary. The Grammar Section is divided into four parts: definitions of terms, examining form, grammar presentation and grammar notes. Practice exercises or activities target student's speaking Tagalog, reading Tagalog, writing Tagalog and Tagalog listening skills. Downloadable audio with listening activities to reinforce Tagalog learning is also included with the book. Available separately is the companion Elementary Tagalog Workbook. This helpful workbook will assist you in practicing and polishing your Filipino language skills. Each lesson supplements the corresponding lesson in the textbook. There are ten activities per lesson, offering a range of exercises and practice opportunities to enable you to achieve proficiency in everyday, conversational Tagalog.

Researching Dyslexia in Multilingual Settings

Diverse Perspectives
Author: Deirdre Martin
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1783090650
Category: Education
Page: 184
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This volume draws together current research on dyslexia and literacy in multilingual settings across disciplines and methodologies. The contributors, all internationally recognised in the field, address developmental and acquired literacy difficulties and dyslexia in a range of language contexts including EAL/EFL. The book uses theories and analytical frameworks of a critical nature to reveal prejudicial social practices, and suggests future research directions towards a critical re-consideration of current understandings of dyslexia in multilingual settings, with a view to foregrounding the potential for interdisciplinarity. The book also suggests ways forward for evidence-informed practice, and it will be a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners and students alike.

Language Proficiency

Defining, Teaching, and Testing
Author: L.A. Arena
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1489908706
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 204
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Louis A. Arena University of Delaware Newark, DE This monograph contains select, revised, and invited papers which deal with the topic, Language Proficiency: Defining, Teaching, and Testing. This topic was the theme of the eighth annual symposium held at the University of Delaware. The papers contained in this volume are invited papers or were originally scheduled for presentation and/or presented at the eighth annual Delaware Symposium on Language Studies. The papers combine research con ducted in the areas of teaching, testing, and defining second language pro ficiency within the profession of applied linguistics. They are divided into three principal sections: "Applied Linguistics and Language Pro ficiency", "Language Proficiency in Reading and Writing", and "Testing for Language Proficiency". In Part I, Paul Angelis' "Applied Linguistics: Realities and Projections re the Teaching Profession'; sketches a historical portrait of Applied Linguistics, its definition, presence, and role in the profession that teaches second language proficiency. Angelis concludes that Applied Linguistics is still a young discipline in terms of substance, organization, and strategy, and that these three components will determine the prospects for the future of applied linguistics re the teaching profession. The next six papers address the issue of second language proficiency from various points of view. Kensaku Yoshida's essay "Knowing vs Believing vs Feeling: Studies on Japanese Bilinguals" concludes that some Japanese bilinguals are actually not necessarily bilingual because they very often face problems requiring other kinds of proficiency, i. e.

Teaching and Learning at Business Schools

Transforming Business Education
Author: Dr Kristina Nilsson,Dr Magnus Bild,Dr Pär Mårtensson
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409485757
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 330
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Business schools are facing ever increasing internationalization: students are far less homogenous than before, faculty members come from different countries, and teaching is carried out in second (or even third) languages. As a result business schools and their teachers wrestle with new challenges as these changes accelerate. Teaching and Learning at Business Schools brings together contributions from business school managers and educators involved in the International Teachers Programme; a faculty development programme started by Harvard Business School more than 30 years ago and now run by a consortium of the London Business School, Manchester Business School, Kellogg, Stern School of Business, INSEAD, HEC Paris, IAE Aix-en-Provence, IMD, SDA Bocconi Milan and Stockholm School of Economics. The book tackles themes both within the classroom – teaching across different contexts and cultures - and outside the classroom - leading and developing business schools, designing and running programmes, developing faculty members. The authors provide direction, ideas and techniques for transforming business education that are accessible to everyone.

Proceedings - Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philology, Modern
Page: N.A
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Contains the proceedings of the 26th-30th annual meeting.

Die Neueren Sprachen

Zeitschrift Für Den Forschung und Unterricht Auf Dem Fachgebiet Der Modernen Fremdsprachen
Author: Wilhelm Viëtor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philology, Modern
Page: N.A
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Preceded by Phonetische studien (1887093) Vols. 1-41 of Die Neueren sprachen are called also on title-pages v.7-47 of Phonetische studien. Vols. 1-5 include a separately paged section "Phonetische studien. Beiblatt".

漢字を勉強しましょう


Author: Joyce Yumi Mitamura,Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 9784770020680
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 256
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This approach to learning the basic components of kanji demonstrates simply how a finite number of parts combine into a wide variety of characters. Everyone agrees that it is possible to learn to speak Japanese in a reasonable amount of time, but no one has ever said that about reading and writing it. It is widely held that spoken and written Japanese require separate efforts by the student, as if these two aspects were in fact distinct languages. A first step toward alleviating this situation was taken by Yasuko Mitamura in 1985 with the publication of Let's

This Book Is Not Required

An Emotional and Intellectual Survival Manual for Students
Author: Inge Bell,Bernard McGrane,John Gunderson,Terri L. Anderson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321150
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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This Fifth Edition of the underground classic This Book Is Not Required: An Emotional and Intellectual Survival Manual for Students, by Inge Bell, Bernard McCrane, John Gunderson, and Teri Anderson, breaks new ground in participatory education, offering insight and inspiration to help undergraduates make the most of their college years. This edition continues to teach about the college experience as a whole—looking at the personal, social, intellectual, technological, and spiritual demands and opportunities—while incorporating new material highly relevant to today’s students. The material is presented in a personable and straightforward manner, maintaining Dr. Inge Bell’s illuminating writing style throughout, and inviting students to take responsibility for, and make the most of, their educational experiences.

Children Today


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Child welfare
Page: N.A
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ACTFL Annual Review of Foreign Language Education


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language and languages
Page: N.A
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The ACTFL Review of Foreign Language Education


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Languages, Modern
Page: N.A
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Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 1996: Linguistics, Language Acquisition, and Language Variation

Current Trends and Future Prospects
Author: James E. Alatis
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589018532
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 296
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This volume examines linguistics, language acquisition, and language variation, emphasizing their implications for teacher education and language education. A majority of the essays consider issues in second language acquisition, dealing specifically with learners and instructors, or concentrating on the larger social and societal context in which learning and acquisition occur. Topics highlighted include the current and often controversial debate over bilingual education, language variation, and the past, present, and future role of linguistics in language pedagogy.