The Common Sense of Teaching Foreign Languages


Author: Caleb Gattegno
Publisher: Educational Solutions World
ISBN: 0878252312
Category: Education
Page: 252
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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.

The Common Sense of Teaching Foreign Languages


Author: Caleb Gattegno
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language and languages
Page: 223
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The Common Sense of Teaching Reading and Writing


Author: Caleb Gattegno
Publisher: Educational Solutions World
ISBN: 0878251847
Category: Education
Page: 312
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Reading and writing can become as much the birthright of everyone as their speaking has always been.C. Gattegno

Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching


Author: Jack C. Richards,Theodore S. Rodgers
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521803659
Category: Education
Page: 270
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This new edition surveys the major approaches and methods in language teaching.

Encyclopedia of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education


Author: Colin Baker,Sylvia Prys Jones
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853593628
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 758
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This encyclopedia is divided into three sections: individual bilingualism; bilingualism in society and bilingual education. It includes many pictures, graphs, maps and diagrams. The book concludes with a comprehensive bibliography on bilingualism.

The Common Sense of Teaching Mathematics


Author: Caleb Gattegno
Publisher: Educational Solutions World
ISBN: 0878252207
Category: Education
Page: 206
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"Since knowing produces knowledge, and not the other way around, this book shows how everyone can be a producer rather than a consumer of mathematical knowledge. Mathematics can be owned as a means of mathematizing the universe, just as the power of verbalizing molds itself to all the manifold demands of experience."C. Gattegno

Second Language Teaching

A View from the Right Side of the Brain
Author: Marcel Danesi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401001871
Category: Education
Page: 172
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This volume offers a practical introduction to the use of neuroscience to teach second languages. It provides information on the relation between how the brain learns and how this can be used to construct classroom activities, evaluates methods, syllabi, approaches, etc. from the perspective of brain functioning. It illustrates how teaching can unfold with actual examples in several languages.

Common sense in teaching modern languages

An address read before the School-masters' association of New York and vicinity, Dec. 13, 1894
Author: Eugene Howard Babbitt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Languages, Modern
Page: 23
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What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume III

Designing Curriculum
Author: MaryAnn Christison,Denise E. Murray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135098581
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 256
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What English Teachers Need to Know, a set of companion texts designed for pre-service teachers and teachers new to the field of ELT, addresses the key question: What do English language teachers need to know and be able to do in order for their students to learn English? These texts work for teachers across different contexts (countries where English is the dominant language, one of the official languages, or taught as a foreign language); different levels (elementary/primary, secondary, college or university, or adult education); and different learning purposes (general English, workplace English, English for academic purposes, or English for specific purposes). Volume I, on understanding learning, provides the background information that teachers need to know and be able to use in their classroom. Volume II, on facilitating learning, covers the three main facets of teaching: planning, instructing, and assessing. Volume III, on designing curriculum, covers the contexts for, processes in, and types of ELT curricula—linguistic based, content-based, learner-centered, and learning-centered. Throughout the three volumes, the focus is on outcomes, that is, student learning. Features • Situated in current research in the field of English language teaching and other disciplines that inform it • Sample data, including classroom vignettes • Three kinds of activities/tasks: Reflect, Explore, and Expand

Against Common Sense

Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice
Author: Kevin K. Kumashiro
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135198047
Category: Education
Page: 152
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Drawing on his own experience teaching diverse grades and subjects, Kevin Kumashiro examines aspects of teaching and learning toward social justice, and suggests concrete implications for K-12 teachers and teacher educators.

Fundamental Concepts of Language Teaching

Historical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Applied Linguistic Research
Author: H. H. Stern
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780194370653
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 582
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Professor Stern puts applied linguistics research into its historical and interdisciplinary perspective. He gives an authoritative survey of past developments worldwide and establishes a set of guidelines for the future. There are six parts: Clearing the Ground, Historical Perspectives, Concepts of Language, Concepts of Society, Concepts of Language Learning, and Concepts of Language Teaching.

A common sense grammar of the English language, by R.H.


Author: Reuben Harvey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Modern Languages

Learning and Teaching in an Intercultural Field
Author: Alison Phipps,Mike Gonzalez
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761974185
Category: Education
Page: 201
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This accessible book is written by teachers of modern languages and tackles the specifics of the discipline while situating it within the literature on teaching Modern Languages in Higher Education.

Foreign Language Teachers and Intercultural Competence

An International Investigation
Author: Lies Sercu,Ewa Bandura
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853598432
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 219
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Foreign Language Teachers and Intercultural Communication: An International Investigation reports on a study that focused on teachers' beliefs regarding intercultural competence teaching in foreign language education. Its conclusions are based on data collected in a quantitative comparative study that comprises questionnaire answers received from teachers in seven countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Poland, Mexico, Greece, Spain and Sweden. It not only creates new knowledge on the variability, and relative consistency, of today's foreign language teachers' views regarding intercultural competence teaching in a number of countries, but also gives us a picture that is both more concrete and more comprehensive than previously known.

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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Intercultural Dialogue in Practice

Managing Value Judgment Through Foreign Language Education
Author: Stephanie Houghton
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847697240
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 200
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This book explores the wide-ranging terminology relevant to intercultural dialogue. It reports on a research project that explored the management of value judgment in foreign language education to overcome prejudice, which is a key dynamic in intercultural dialogue that brings many other factors into play.

Social Identities and Multiple Selves in Foreign Language Education


Author: Damian J. Rivers,Stephanie Ann Houghton
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441160647
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
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Within foreign language education contexts across the globe, inadequate attention has been paid to documenting the dynamics of identity development, negotiation and management. This book looks at these dynamics in specific relation to otherness, in addition to attitudinal and behavioural overtones created through use of the term 'foreign' (despite its position as an integral marker in language acquisition discourse). This book argues that individual identities are multidimensional constructs that gravitate around a hub of intricate social networks of multimodal intergroup interaction. The chapters pursue a collective desire to move the notion of identity away from theoretical abstraction and toward the lived experiences of foreign language teachers and students. While the identities entangled with these interactions owe a significant measure of their existence to the immediate social context, they can also be actively developed by their holders. The collection of chapters within this book demonstrate how foreign language education environments (traditional and non-traditional) are ideal locations for the development of a sophisticated repertoire of discursive strategies used in the formulation, navigation, expression and management of social identities and multiple selves.

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Learning, Teaching, Assessment
Author: Council of Europe,Council of Europe. Council for Cultural Co-operation. Education Committee. Modern Languages Division
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521005319
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 260
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This book contains a number of descriptor scales which describe the linguistic skills needed by language learners to become competent speakers of another language.

Systemization in Foreign Language Teaching

Monitoring Content Progression
Author: Wilfried Decoo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134233418
Category: Education
Page: 374
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Foreign language learning is a progressive endeavor. Whatever the method, the learner should advance from one point to another, constantly improving. Growing proficiency entails growing language content. Content is complex, displaying many dimensions. Syllabus designers, textbook authors, and teachers often struggle with the monitoring of content. Computer-assisted systemization helps to handle it in a manageable framework. Besides inventorying content, it ensures more balanced selections, calculated progression, and controlled reiteration of previously learned material. It gauges the usability of authentic material in relation to the level attained. During the teaching process, it allows the instant selection of items needed for a communicative situation, focus on forms, or particular exercises. This book first describes the theoretical background for systemization, including a historical overview, with special attention to the Common European Framework and the new Profiles and Referentials. Next the practical steps for computer-assisted implementation with examples taken from French and English, but applicable to any language.

Cultural Studies in Foreign Language Education


Author: Michael Byram
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853590177
Category: Education
Page: 165
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Written by the winner of the 1987 BAAL book prize, this book deals with the acquisition of understanding of foreign cultures and peoples. It is also a study of the philosophy and purpose of language teaching in all its facets, in the context of foreign language teaching in secondary education. The book is written for language teachers and, though it draws on disciplines not usually included in their education and professional training, it does so from within the profession's own perspective. It is an attempt to raise teachers' and learners' awareness of the full educational value of foreign language learning