Engaging Teacher Candidates and Language Learners With Authentic Practice, 1st Edition

  • Chesla Ann Lenkaitis
  • Shannon M. Hilliker
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  • ISBN-10: 1522585451
  • ISBN-13: 9781522585459
  • DDC: 418.0071
  • 368 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Teacher candidates need authentic practice with language learners so that they can test and hone their skills based on the concepts learned in their teacher education programs with real students. These candidates need practice before and beyond student teaching and fieldwork. If they are given the chance to practice during as many teacher education courses as possible and have access to language learners throughout their programs, they can focus on applying the specific content of each class they take in a real-world context with real students. Engaging Teacher Candidates and Language Learners with Authentic Practice highlights strategies teacher educators can use to give their teacher candidates authentic practice attached to coursework. By focusing on ways that authentic practice has been integrated into teacher preparation programs and studies that have been realized, this publication will provide practical ways for others to provide this authentic practice, which is much needed in teacher preparation programs. This book highlights topics such as pedagogy, student engagement, and intercultural competence and is ideal for educators, administrators, researchers, and students.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) Book Series.
Titles in This Series.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Engaging Teacher Candidates: Utilizing Authentic Practice With Games to Promote Vocabulary Building in Language Teaching.
2: I Do and I Understand: Professional Learning Communities to Engage Learners in Authentic Practice.
3: Service-Learning as Authentic Practice for Teacher Candidates to Work With English Language Learners.
4: Boosting Engagement and Intercultural Competence Through Technology.
5: The Critical Thinking Component in Language Learning: Promoting Engagement.
6: Engaging Students With Authentic Ways to Learn New Words: Use of Storytelling in the L2 Classroom.
7: Teach to Teach the Language: Second Language Practices and Methods.
8: Considering Diversity in L2 Teacher Education.
9: The Executive Function of the Brain as Applied to L2 Instruction in the Diverse Classroom.
10: Facilitating Authentic Practices in Teacher Education Through Pedagogies of Enactment.
11: Design Thinking, Pre-Service Teachers, and the Advanced Grammar Course: Creative Models for Proficiency and Assessment.
12: Audio Description and Its Application in Spanish Language Glottodidactics.
13: Using Classroom Assessment Data to Guide Instruction.
14: Developing and Analyzing Form and Function of L2 Integrated Performance Assessments for Diverse Learners: Questioning the Questions.
15: Applied Empathetic Instruction for Limited Level English Learners With Weekly Grade-Level CSOs: Where to Begin Assessment and Instruction.
16: Adapting to the Needs of Adult Language Learners: A Totally Different Ball Game.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.