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Designing Language Teaching Tasks

By: Johnson, Keith

Price: $51.99

Publisher: United Kingdom, Palgrave Macmillan:

Seller ID: 7820

ISBN: 0333984862


18 black & white illustrations, biography Short-listed for the British Council Innovation Awards 2004 that promote and reward excellence in English Language Teaching Designing Language Teaching Tasks provides a research-based account of how experienced teachers and task designers prepare activities for use in the language classroom. It gives detailed information on the procedures which designers follow. The book is a description of research and will therefore interest applied linguists and students in the field. It is written in a clear and comprehensible way, and should appeal to all those wh... View more info

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Designing Second Language Performance Assessments

By: Norris, John M., Brown, James Dean, Hudson, Thom, Yoshioka, Jim (all of the University of Hawai'i, Hawai'i, USA)

Price: $42.99

Publisher: United States, University of Hawai'i Press:

Seller ID: 5832

ISBN: 0824821092


229 x 152mm. , National Foreign Language Center Technical Reports, No 18 This technical report focuses on the decision-making potential provided by second language performance assessments. The authors first situate performance assessment within a broader discussion of alternatives in language assessment and in educational assessment in general. Then they discuss issues in performance assessment design, implementation, reliability and validity. Finally, they present a prototype framework for second language performance assessment, based on the integration of theoretical underpinnings and resea... View more info

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Discourse Analysis in the Language Classroom Volume 1 :Spoken language

By: Riggenbach, Heidi

Price: $49.50

Publisher: United States, The University of Michigan Press:

Seller ID: 4651

ISBN: 0472085417


illustrations Current methodological research has found that in order for learners to acquire language that is both linguistically accurate and socially appropriate, their awareness of patterns and of what is systematic about language must be developed. In "Discourse Analysis in the Language Classroom," Heidi Riggenbach has compiled activities that will foster this awareness by putting students in the role of discourse analysts and language researchers so that they may learn the patterns and systems for themselves.This book is intended for ESL/EFL teachers who wish to have a better... View more info

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Exploring Second Language Reading

By: Anderson, Neil

Price: $65.95

Publisher: United States, Cengage Learning, Inc:

Seller ID: 6013

ISBN: 0838466850


references "Exploring Second Language Reading" is a comprehensive exploration of ESL reading and provides an overview of the key issues, as well as practical strategies, for teaching reading effectively. View more info

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Genre and the Language Learning Classroom

By: Paltridge, Brian

Price: $48.99

Publisher: United States, The University of Michigan Press:

Seller ID: 6162

ISBN: 0472088041


illustrations What is genre?How can genre be used as an organizing principle in ESL programs?How are genre and context explored in ESL classes?How can discourse structures be taught through genre?How can genre-based assessment tasks be incorporated into the language classroom?These questions are addressed and answered in Genre in the Language Learning Classroom. This text introduces teachers and teachers-in-training to the concept of genre analysis and suggests ways in which the results of genre analysis can be applied to language le... View more info

Issues in English Language Test Design and Delivery

By: Wigglesworth, Gillian, Brindley, Geoff

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Macquarie University:

Seller ID: 6008

ISBN: 1864080841


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Language Learning Motivation

By: Oxford, Rebecca L.

Price: $19.99

Publisher: United States, University of Hawai'i Press:

Seller ID: 5830

ISBN: 0824818490


This volume chronicles a revolution in our thinking about what makes students want to learn languages and what causes them to persist in that difficult and rewarding adventure. Topics in this book include the internal structures of and external connections with foreign language motivation; exploring adult language learning motivation, self-efficacy, and anxiety; comparing the motivation and learning strategies of students of Japanese and Spanish; and enhancing the theory of language learning motivation from many psychological and social perspectives. View more info

Linguistics and Language Teaching Proceedings

By: Reves, Cynthia, etc., Steele, Caroline, Wong, Cathy S.P.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: United States, University of Hawai'i Press:

Seller ID: 5828

ISBN: 0824818512


illustrations Technical Report #10 contains 18 articles revolving around the following three topics. Linguistic issues: These six papers discuss various linguistic issues: ideophones, syllabic nasals, linguistic areas, computation, tonal melody classification, and wh-words; Sociolinguistics: Sociolinguistic phenomena in Swahili, signing, Hawaiian, and Japanese are discussed in four of the papers; and Language teaching and learning: These eight papers cover prosodic modification, note taking, planning in oral production, oral testing, language policy, L2 essay organization, access to dative alt... View more info

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Qualitative Inquiry in TESOL

By: Richards, Keith

Price: $62.00

Publisher: United States, Palgrave USA:

Seller ID: 7821

ISBN: 140390135X


biography Graduate and professional TESOL students will welcome this research methods textbook for undertaking qualitative, naturalistic and action research projects. Uniquely, the book offers a three-level structured progression, suited both to novice and intermediate students with a focus on development as classroom teachers of English, and to advanced students engaged in academic research work in applied linguistics. Every chapter is structured to develop the important skills for undertaking QI in a rigorous and serious way, at whatever level is appropriate for the reader's purpose. The boo... View more info

Reading in Multilingual Classrooms

By: Edwards, Viv

Price: $4.95

Publisher: United Kingdom, University of Reading, Reading & Language Information Centre:

Seller ID: 11259

ISBN: 0704907690


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Speaking and Listening in Multilingual Classrooms

By: Edwards, Viv

Price: $10.99

Publisher: United Kingdom, University of Reading, Reading & Language Information Centre:

Seller ID: 11261

ISBN: 0704907801


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Techniques for Teachers

By: Wennerstrom, Ann

Price: $4.95

Publisher: United States, The University of Michigan Press:

Seller ID: 6172

ISBN: 0472081489


A 13-part series to be used as a class or self-study guide for international teaching assistant (ITA) training for ITA's and other academic professionals who speak English as a second language. The tape shows short segments of college level classrooms and office conferences to instruct teachers on how native speakers of English handle a variety of everyday teaching situations. Used together the book and video provide both audio and visual input, thus, linking language behaviors. View more info