Teaching and Learning Languages, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0203082427
  • ISBN-13: 9780203082423
  • DDC: 418.0071
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 144 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released February 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This publication provides essential reading for any language teacher. Pupil engagement in the language-learning process is key to success, and with this in mind the authors provide a comprehensive list of ideas as well as explaining the underlying principles of successful language-learning. Neil Jones, Assistant Headteacher Learning a language, especially in a class or group, is an intensely practical subject. Active participation by students is the key to successful language learning at any age or ability level. This book offers teachers a multitude of practical activities in which students take the lead, and clearly links these to the various linguistic and pragmatic skills. The book provides clear and comprehensive guidance on the classroom environment, models of teaching and learning, and assessment. It aims to help teachers plan engaging lessons which will enable all students to develop the key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in the target language.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Teaching and Learning Languages.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Figures and Tables.
1: The Essentials of Language Learning.
2: The Classroom Environment.
3: Some Teaching and Learning Modes.
4: Assessment.
5: Use of the Target Language by Students.
6: Training the Ear, Training the Voice.
7: Working Together: General Principles.
8: Semi-Spontaneous Pair-Work.
9: Some Possibilities for Group-Work.
10: Using ICT in the Languages Classroom.
11: Interactive Communication.
12: Drama and Role-Play.
13: Exploiting Audio and Video Texts.
14: Exploiting [A] Texts and [B] Pictures.
15: Excerpts or Independent Reading?.
16: Using Stories in the Classroom.
17: Making Good Use of Written Work.
18: Dictionary and Reference Skills.
19: Learning Words and Phrases.
20: Integrating Grammar into Communication.
21: Conclusion.
Further Reading.