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Bilingualism & multilingualism

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What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume II Facilitating Learning

What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume II Facilitating Learning

Designed for pre-service and novice teachers in ELT, What English Teachers Need to Know Volumes I, II, and III are companion textbooks organized around the key question: What do teachers need to know and be able to do in order to help their students to learn English? In the Second Edition of Volume II, Murray and Christison return to this essential question and cover the three main facets of teaching: planning, instructing, and assessing L2 English instruction. Addressing new skills and strategies that ESL and EFL teachers require to meet the needs of their shifting student populations who are impacted by changing demographics, different learning contexts, and digital environments, this book offers a strong emphasis on practical applications for classroom teaching that is grounded in current research. This updated and expanded Second Edition features: A new section on teacher learning, including a chapter on exploring digital technologies in ELT. New and updated classroom examples throughout Discussions of how teachers can prepare for contemporary challenges, such as population mobility and globalization The comprehensive texts work for teachers across different contexts-where English is the dominant language, an official language, or a foreign language; for different levels-elementary/primary, secondary, university, or adult education; and for different learning purposes-general English, workplace English, English for academic purposes, or English for specific purposes.

What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume II Facilitating Learning

What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume II Facilitating Learning

Designed for pre-service and novice teachers in ELT, What English Teachers Need to Know Volumes I, II, and III are companion textbooks organized around the key question: What do teachers need to know and be able to do in order to help their students to learn English? In the Second Edition of Volume II, Murray and Christison return to this essential question and cover the three main facets of teaching: planning, instructing, and assessing L2 English instruction. Addressing new skills and strategies that ESL and EFL teachers require to meet the needs of their shifting student populations who are impacted by changing demographics, different learning contexts, and digital environments, this book offers a strong emphasis on practical applications for classroom teaching that is grounded in current research. This updated and expanded Second Edition features: A new section on teacher learning, including a chapter on exploring digital technologies in ELT. New and updated classroom examples throughout Discussions of how teachers can prepare for contemporary challenges, such as population mobility and globalization The comprehensive texts work for teachers across different contexts-where English is the dominant language, an official language, or a foreign language; for different levels-elementary/primary, secondary, university, or adult education; and for different learning purposes-general English, workplace English, English for academic purposes, or English for specific purposes.

The Impact of Mother Tongue Illiteracy on Second Language Acquisition The Case of French and Wolof in Senegal

The Impact of Mother Tongue Illiteracy on Second Language Acquisition The Case of French and Wolof in Senegal

Author: Moustapha Fall Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2020

This text illustrates the crucial role of the mother tongue literacy in second language acquisition by presenting findings from a comparative study conducted in primary schools in Senegal. In addition, the volume provides an in-depth look at the linguistic history of Senegal before, during, and after French colonialism. The Impact of Mother Tongue Illiteracy on Second Language Acquisition discusses the socio-linguistic landscape and ethnolinguistic composition of Senegal and its effect on the second language acquisition. An in-depth analysis of children's phonological awareness, decoding, and reading comprehension in French reveals significant disparities in the literacy skills of Wolof children who have been exposed to Arabic and Qur'anic texts prior to schooling, and those who have not. In doing so, the text explores the impacts of post-colonial language policies in Africa, highlights the pedagogical consequences of mother tongue illiteracy, and questions the use of French as the only language of instruction in Senegalese schools. This detailed research text will of great interest and use to graduate and postgraduate students, researchers, academics, professionals and policy makers in the field of Second Language Acquisition, Multicultural Education, Applied Linguistics, French language education and, Language Policy and Planning.

Embracing Multilinguilism Across Contexts

Embracing Multilinguilism Across Contexts

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

Embracing Multilingualism Across Educational Contexts brings together researchers, practitioners, and community stakeholders from around the world to present international case studies of multilingualism in education. This book seeks to empower the speakers and teachers of heritage, Indigenous, and minority languages around the world, as translanguaging also seeks to do. It challenges research agendas and pushes our understanding of linguistic terminology, especially in areas of social justice. At times examining classroom teaching and at times examining language policy, Embracing Multilingualism Across Educational Contexts showcases the value of and gains made when embracing multilingualism in education.

The Bilingual Brain And What It Tells Us about the Science of Language

The Bilingual Brain And What It Tells Us about the Science of Language

Author: Albert Costa Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2020

The definitive study of bilingualism and the human brain from a leading neuropsychologist How do two languages exist in the same brain? Why is it possible for the brain to forget a language? How does bilingualism sculpt the brain? Over half of the world's population is bilingual and yet this fascinating, complex ability of the human brain is understood by few. In The Bilingual Brain, leading expert Albert Costa explores the science of language through a wide range of cutting-edge studies and examples from South Korea to Spain to Canada. Looking at the development of the brain from infancy to old age, Costa shows us the impact of bilingualism on everyday life: from a bilingual's ability to multitask and make decisions to the way in which they interact with those around them. An absorbing examination of an extraordinary skill, The Bilingual Brain leaves us all with a sense of wonder at how language really works.

Teaching Academic L2 Writing Practical Techniques in Vocabulary and Grammar

Teaching Academic L2 Writing Practical Techniques in Vocabulary and Grammar

Author: Eli (Seattle Pacific University, USA) Hinkel Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/01/2020

The new edition of this comprehensive text fills an important gap in teacher professional preparation by focusing on the grammar and vocabulary that are essential for all L2 writing teachers and student-writers to know. Before L2 writers can begin to successfully produce academic prose, they must understand the foundations of language and master the language tools that they need to build reasonable quality text. Targeting specific problem areas of students' writing, this text offers a compendium of techniques for teaching writing, grammar, and vocabulary to second-language learners. Updated with current research and recent corpus analysis findings, the second edition features a wealth of new materials, including new teaching activities; student exercises and assignments; and substantially revised Appendices with supplementary word and phrase lists and sentence components. Designed for preservice ESL/ELT/TESOL courses as well as Academic Writing and Applied Linguistics courses, this book includes new, contextualized examples in a more accessible and easy-to-digest format.

Teaching Academic L2 Writing Practical Techniques in Vocabulary and Grammar

Teaching Academic L2 Writing Practical Techniques in Vocabulary and Grammar

Author: Eli (Seattle Pacific University, USA) Hinkel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2020

The new edition of this comprehensive text fills an important gap in teacher professional preparation by focusing on the grammar and vocabulary that are essential for all L2 writing teachers and student-writers to know. Before L2 writers can begin to successfully produce academic prose, they must understand the foundations of language and master the language tools that they need to build reasonable quality text. Targeting specific problem areas of students' writing, this text offers a compendium of techniques for teaching writing, grammar, and vocabulary to second-language learners. Updated with current research and recent corpus analysis findings, the second edition features a wealth of new materials, including new teaching activities; student exercises and assignments; and substantially revised Appendices with supplementary word and phrase lists and sentence components. Designed for preservice ESL/ELT/TESOL courses as well as Academic Writing and Applied Linguistics courses, this book includes new, contextualized examples in a more accessible and easy-to-digest format.

Language Curriculum Design

Language Curriculum Design

Now in its second edition, Language Curriculum Design describes the steps involved in the curriculum design process, elaborates and justifies these steps, and provides opportunities for practising and applying them. Crystal-clear and comprehensive yet concise, the steps are laid out at a general level so that they can be applied in a wide range of particular circumstances. Updated throughout with cutting-edge research and theory, the second edition contains new examples on curriculum design and development and expanded attention on environment analysis, needs analysis, and programme evaluation. The process comes to life through plentiful examples of actual applications from the authors' experience and from published research. Each chapter also includes tasks that encourage readers to relate the steps to their own experience, and case studies and suggestions for further reading. Combining sound research/theory with state-of-the-art practice, Language Curriculum Design is widely applicable for ESL/EFL language education courses around the world.

Language Curriculum Design

Language Curriculum Design

Author: John Macalister, I.S.P. (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) Nation Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

Now in its second edition, Language Curriculum Design describes the steps involved in the curriculum design process, elaborates and justifies these steps, and provides opportunities for practising and applying them. Crystal-clear and comprehensive yet concise, the steps are laid out at a general level so that they can be applied in a wide range of particular circumstances. Updated throughout with cutting-edge research and theory, the second edition contains new examples on curriculum design and development and expanded attention on environment analysis, needs analysis, and programme evaluation. The process comes to life through plentiful examples of actual applications from the authors' experience and from published research. Each chapter also includes tasks that encourage readers to relate the steps to their own experience, and case studies and suggestions for further reading. Combining sound research/theory with state-of-the-art practice, Language Curriculum Design is widely applicable for ESL/EFL language education courses around the world.

Revivals, Nationalism, and Linguistic Discrimination Threatening Languages

Revivals, Nationalism, and Linguistic Discrimination Threatening Languages

Is linguistic revival beneficiary to the plight of newly emerging, peripheral or even 'threatened' cultures? Or is it a smokescreen that hides the vestiges of ethnocentric ideologies, which ultimately create a hegemonic relationship? This book takes a critical look at revival exercises of exemplary historical and geopolitical value, and argues that a critical, and cautious approach to revival movements is necessary. The cases of Sinhala, Kazakh, Mongolian, Catalan, and even Hong Kong Cantonese, show that it is not through linguistic revival, but rather through political representation and economic development, that the peoples in question achieve competitiveness and equality amongst their neighbours. On the other hand, linguistic revival in these and other contexts can, and has been, used at the detriment of other, marginal groups, recreating the same dynamics that generated to need for revival in the first place. This book argues that respect for linguistic and other diversity, multilingualism and multiculturalism, are not compatible with linguistic revival that mirrors nation-building and sovereign identity construction.