Language and Learning in Multilingual Classrooms by Elizabeth Coelho

Language and Learning in Multilingual Classrooms
  • Title : Language and Learning in Multilingual Classrooms
  • Author : Elizabeth Coelho
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN Code : 1847697194
  • Pages : 357
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book offers practical research-based advice for teachers and other educators on how to adapt school and classroom procedures, curriculum content, and instructional strategies in order to provide a supportive learning environment for students of minority language backgrounds who are learning the language of instruction at the same time as they are learning the curriculum.


Adding English by Elizabeth Coelho

Adding English
  • Title : Adding English
  • Author : Elizabeth Coelho
  • Publisher : Pippin Publishing Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 9780887510953
  • Pages : 301
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is about teaching in classrooms where someor allof the students are learning English, at the same time as they are working to learn the mainstream curriculum.


Teaching Languages to Students with Specific Learning Differences by Prof. Judit Kormos,Anne Margaret Smith

Teaching Languages to Students with Specific Learning Differences
  • Title : Teaching Languages to Students with Specific Learning Differences
  • Author : Prof. Judit Kormos,Anne Margaret Smith
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN Code : 1847696228
  • Pages : 248
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is intended to help language teachers to work effectively and successfully with students who have specific learning differences (SpLD) such as dyslexia. The book takes an inclusive and practical approach to language teaching and encourages teachers to consider the effects that an SpLD could have on a language learner. It suggests strategies that can be implemented to enable learners to succeed both in the classroom and in formal assessment. The book places issues of language teaching for learners with an SpLD in a broad educational context and, in addition to practical advice on methodologies and classroom management, also discusses discourses of the field, the identification of SpLDs and facilitating progression.


Learning in a New Language by Lori Helman

Learning in a New Language
  • Title : Learning in a New Language
  • Author : Lori Helman
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 1416628681
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Within today's multilingual communities, a growing percentage of students are emergent bilinguals--bringing to school a home language other than English and thus poised to become bilingual as they acquire the new language. As a result, school leaders need to have essential background knowledge and a wealth of strategies at their fingertips to ensure that all students are prepared for college, career, and civic engagement. In Learning in a New Language, author Lori Helman offers educational leaders a comprehensive and accessible guide to best practices for supporting students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in a school environment that embraces equity. Helman discusses: *Changing demographics that require educational leaders to enlarge and enhance their approaches *The importance of engaging families in forming a cohesive school community that contributes to student success *Fundamental approaches to creating equity for linguistically diverse students in the school change process *The role of language in academic learning and what makes learning in a new language unique *Evidence-based strategies for literacy and content-area classrooms *Practical tips for where to start in supporting emergent bilinguals in the classroom, and presents dozens of online resources for further exploration. The responsibilities of educational leaders continue to expand as they work toward managing school sites and ensuring equity of student opportunity and achievement. Helman provides a one-stop resource for the foundational knowledge and practical guidance needed to strategically take on these responsibilities.


Handbook of Research on Cultivating Literacy in Diverse and Multilingual Classrooms by Neokleous, Georgios,Krulatz, Anna,Farrelly, Raichle

Handbook of Research on Cultivating Literacy in Diverse and Multilingual Classrooms
  • Title : Handbook of Research on Cultivating Literacy in Diverse and Multilingual Classrooms
  • Author : Neokleous, Georgios,Krulatz, Anna,Farrelly, Raichle
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • ISBN Code : 1799827232
  • Pages : 767
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Literacy has traditionally been associated with the linguistic and functional ability to read and write. Although literacy, as a fundamental issue in education, has received abundant attention in the last few decades, most publications to date have focused on monolingual classrooms. Language teacher educators have a responsibility to prepare teachers to be culturally responsive and flexible so they can adapt to the range of settings and variety of learners they will encounter in their careers while also bravely questioning the assumptions they are encountering about multilingual literacy development and instruction. The Handbook of Research on Cultivating Literacy in Diverse and Multilingual Classrooms is an essential scholarly publication that explores the multifaceted nature of literacy development across the lifespan in a range of multilingual contexts. Recognizing that literacy instruction in contemporary language classrooms serving diverse student populations must go beyond developing reading and writing abilities, this book sets out to explore a wide range of literacy dimensions. It offers unique perspectives through a critical reflection on issues related to power, ownership, identity, and the social construction of literacy in multilingual societies. As a resource for use in language teacher preparation programs globally, this book will provide a range of theoretical and practical perspectives while creating space for pre- and in-service teachers to grapple with the ideas in light of their respective contexts. The book will also provide valuable insights to instructional designers, curriculum developers, linguists, professionals, academicians, administrators, researchers, and students.


Intercultural Learning in Modern Language Education by Erin Kearney

Intercultural Learning in Modern Language Education
  • Title : Intercultural Learning in Modern Language Education
  • Author : Erin Kearney
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN Code : 1783094672
  • Pages : 216
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  • Language : English
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Many educators aim to engage students in deeply meaningful learning in the language classroom, often facing challenges to connect the students with the culture of the language they are learning. This book aims to demonstrate that substantial intercultural learning can and does occur in the modern language classroom, and explores the features of the classroom that support meaningful culture-in-language-learning. The author argues that transformative modern language education is intimately tied to a view of language learning as an engagement in meaning-making activity, or semiotic practice. The empirical evidence presented is analyzed and then linked to both the theorizing of culture-in-language-teaching and to practical concerns of teaching.


Adult Learning in the Language Classroom by Stacey Margarita Johnson

Adult Learning in the Language Classroom
  • Title : Adult Learning in the Language Classroom
  • Author : Stacey Margarita Johnson
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN Code : 1783094168
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book explores connections between the fields of foreign/second language teaching and adult learning through a case study of adult language learners at the college level. The book examines topics such as the value of adult language study, its effect on adult learners, as well as classroom practices that contribute to deeper learning.


Multilingualism and Translanguaging in Chinese Language Classrooms by Danping Wang

Multilingualism and Translanguaging in Chinese Language Classrooms
  • Title : Multilingualism and Translanguaging in Chinese Language Classrooms
  • Author : Danping Wang
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3030025292
  • Pages : 127
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  • Language : English
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This book presents new research on Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) teaching from an ethnographic classroom study on classroom translanguaging practices that highlights the policy and pedagogical implications of adopting a creative and principled multilingual approach. Drawing on a case study from Hong Kong, it analyses naturally observed language patterns in CSL classrooms and the attitudes of students and teachers towards prescribed classroom language policies, and thereby demonstrates the importance of mixing Chinese, English and students’ home languages to achieve successful second language learning. It discusses the nature and guiding principles for classroom translanguaging research and provides research tools that will enable second language teachers to examine their own language practices. The author argues persuasively that second language teaching practices and policies must reflect the current reality of language use and the diverse learning needs of multilingual students. This book will appeal to teacher educators and researchers in fields such as second language acquisition, foreign language teaching and language policy.


Curriculum Integrated Language Teaching by Gary N. Chambers

Curriculum Integrated Language Teaching
  • Title : Curriculum Integrated Language Teaching
  • Author : Gary N. Chambers
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1108492819
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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A guide on how to implement CLIL in the classroom to foster motivation, engagement and progress in language learning.


Integrating Assessment Into Early Language Learning and Teaching by Danijela Prosić-Santovac,Shelagh Rixon

Integrating Assessment Into Early Language Learning and Teaching
  • Title : Integrating Assessment Into Early Language Learning and Teaching
  • Author : Danijela Prosić-Santovac,Shelagh Rixon
  • Publisher : Early Language Learning in School Contexts
  • ISBN Code : 9781788924818
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

The volume unites research and practice on integrating language learning, teaching and assessment at pre- and early school age. It provides useful case study insights for policymakers, teacher educators and researchers, and practical ideas for practitioners who wish to implement greater integration of assessment and learning in their own contexts.


Applying Linguistics in the Classroom by Aria Razfar,Joseph C. Rumenapp

Applying Linguistics in the Classroom
  • Title : Applying Linguistics in the Classroom
  • Author : Aria Razfar,Joseph C. Rumenapp
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136212043
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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Making linguistics accessible and relevant to all teachers, this text looks at language issues in the classroom through an applied sociocultural perspective focused on how language functions in society and in schools—how it is used, for what purposes, and how teachers can understand their students’ language practices. While touching on the key structural aspects of language (phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax), it does not simply give an overview, but rather provides a way to study and talk about language. Each chapter includes practical steps and suggests tools for applying different kinds of linguistic knowledge in classrooms. The activities and exercises are adaptable to elementary or high school settings. Many examples focus on the intersection of math, science, and language. Teacher case studies show how real teachers have used these concepts to inform teaching practices. Given the increasing use of multimedia resources in today’s schools, multiple mediums are integrated to engage educators in learning about language. The Companion Website provides a multitude of relevant resources that illustrate the diversity of language functions and debates about language in society.


Becoming a Language Teacher by Elaine Kolker Horwitz

Becoming a Language Teacher
  • Title : Becoming a Language Teacher
  • Author : Elaine Kolker Horwitz
  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • ISBN Code : 9780132489980
  • Pages : 293
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  • Language : English
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Becoming a Language Teacher, by respected author and experienced language teacher Elaine K. Horwitz, gives pre- and in-service teachers the skills they need to meet the needs of all language learners in today's diverse classrooms--while encouraging them to develop a personal approach to language teaching. Using a warm, supportive tone, the author clearly explains the fundamental concepts of second language acquisition and language teaching. A much-needed resource at a time when it is critical for all mainstream teachers to focus on language, this guide describes how to develop language for academic needs as well as for communication purpose and addresses the latest trends in language teaching.


Linguistics for Teaching English in Multilingual Classrooms by Sarina Chugani Molina

Linguistics for Teaching English in Multilingual Classrooms
  • Title : Linguistics for Teaching English in Multilingual Classrooms
  • Author : Sarina Chugani Molina
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • ISBN Code : 9781490325699
  • Pages : 130
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  • Language : English
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The English language plays an increasingly important role in providing opportunities for intercultural communication and learning on the global platform. In this era, English is no longer a language owned by any particular linguistic community, but is a language that provides speakers with a voice to engage in global conversations. Linguistics for Teaching English in Multilingual Classrooms approaches teaching English from this global perspective with a deep appreciation for the rich linguistic and cultural resources our students bring into our classrooms. Through an introduction to the foundational concepts within the field of linguistics and practical strategies for classroom implementation, this book guides teachers in supporting and addressing the linguistic needs of our students from multilingual backgrounds.


Language Learning Motivation in Japan by Matthew T. Apple,Dexter Da Silva,Terry Fellner

Language Learning Motivation in Japan
  • Title : Language Learning Motivation in Japan
  • Author : Matthew T. Apple,Dexter Da Silva,Terry Fellner
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN Code : 1783090502
  • Pages : 326
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  • Language : English
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This book synthesises current theory and research on L2 motivation in the EFL Japanese context covering topics such as the issues of cultural identity, demotivation, language communities, positive psychology, possible L2 selves and internationalisation within a key EFL context. The studies examine L2 motivation in primary, secondary and tertiary education utilising a wide variety of research methodologies to do so.


Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Contexts by Agnieszka Otwinowska,Dr. Gessica De Angelis

Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Contexts
  • Title : Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Contexts
  • Author : Agnieszka Otwinowska,Dr. Gessica De Angelis
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN Code : 1783091274
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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It is clearly illogical to search for one good, universal solution for multilingual education when educational contexts differ so widely due to demographic and social factors. The situation is further complicated by the motivations of learners and teachers, and by attitudes towards multilingualism and ‘otherness’. The studies in this volume seek to investigate not only whether certain solutions and practices are ‘good’, but also when and for whom they make sense. The book covers a wide range of Western multilingual contexts, and uncovers common themes and practices, shared aims and preoccupations, and often similar solutions, within seemingly diverse contexts. In addition to chapters based on empirical data, this book offers theoretical contributions in the shape of a discussion of the appropriateness of L1-Ln terminology when discussing complex multilingual realities, and looks at how the age factor works in classroom settings.


Inclusive Literacy Teaching by Lori A Helman,Carrie Rogers,Amy Frederick,Maggie Struck

Inclusive Literacy Teaching
  • Title : Inclusive Literacy Teaching
  • Author : Lori A Helman,Carrie Rogers,Amy Frederick,Maggie Struck
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • ISBN Code : 080777491X
  • Pages : 144
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Responding to the need to prepare elementary teachers for the increasing linguistic diversity in schools, this book presents key foundational principles in language and literacy development for linguistically diverse students. Readers see these ideas enacted through the journeys of real students as they progress from 1st through 6th grade. What emerges is both a “big picture” and an “up close and personal” look at the successes, obstacles, and developmental nuances for students learning to read and write in a new language in inclusive classrooms. Throughout, the authors provide crucial guidance to educators that will support them in taking conscious steps toward creating educational equity for linguistically diverse students. “Resources such as Inclusive Literacy Teaching support the professional learning of emergent bilingual teachers in a respectful and practical manner.” —From the Foreword by Robert T. Jiménez, Vanderbilt University “If you are going to read just one book about working with multilingual children, this should be the book!” —Cynthia Brock, University of Wyoming “Illustrations of promising instructional strategies are shared to support teachers in making essential changes in their classroom literacy programs.” —Catherine Compton-Lilly, University of Wisconsin–Madison “This book beautifully illustrates the challenges, tensions, and opportunities faced by linguistically diverse students and their teachers and families.” —Claude Goldenberg, Stanford Graduate School of Education


Resources in Education by N.A

Resources in Education
  • Title : Resources in Education
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Appraising Research in Second Language Learning by Graeme Keith Porte

Appraising Research in Second Language Learning
  • Title : Appraising Research in Second Language Learning
  • Author : Graeme Keith Porte
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9027216967
  • Pages : 267
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Aimed at students of applied linguistics and TEFL on research training courses and practising language teachers, this work provides specific advice and support to those wishing to learn how to approach the critical anaysis of a research paper.


Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Multilingual Classrooms by Anjum Halai,Philip Clarkson

Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Multilingual Classrooms
  • Title : Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Multilingual Classrooms
  • Author : Anjum Halai,Philip Clarkson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 9463002294
  • Pages : 275
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  • Language : English
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Contemporary concerns in mathematics education recognize that in the increasingly technological and globalized world, with concomitant change in population demographics (e.g. immigration, urbanization) and a change in the status of languages (e.g. English as a dominant language of science and technology) multilingualism in classrooms is a norm rather than an exception. Shifts in perspective also view language not simply as an instrument for cognition with all learners equipped with this instrument in service of learning, although clearly in the classroom that remains of importance. Rather, it is now also being acknowledged that language use is inherently political, so that the language that gets official recognition in the classroom is invariably the language of the powerful elite, or the dominant societal language, or in the case of post-colonial contexts the language of the colonisers. From this socio-political role of language in learning quite different issues arise for teaching, learning and curriculum for linguistically marginalized learners than that of cognition (e.g. immigrants, second language learners, other). Policies on language in education are being considered and re-considered with specific reference to mathematics teaching and learning. Given the policy environment, globally the proposed publication is timely. This edited collection draws on recent, emerging insights and understandings about the approaches to improving policy and practice in mathematics education and mathematics teacher education in multilingual settings. It presents, and discusses critically, examples of work from a range of contexts and uses these examples to draw out key issues for research in education in language diverse settings including teaching, learning, curriculum and fit these with appropriate policy and equity approaches. With contributions from all over the world, especially novice researchers in low income countries, this book is a valuable resource for courses in Mathematics Education and related social sciences both at the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as for students of international development.


Teaching and Learning in Multicultural Schools by Elizabeth Coelho

Teaching and Learning in Multicultural Schools
  • Title : Teaching and Learning in Multicultural Schools
  • Author : Elizabeth Coelho
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN Code : 9781853593833
  • Pages : 287
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This text outlines relevant theoretical background and provides detailed practical advice and suggestions for educators in schools serving culturally and liguistically divers communities. Some chapters focus on the needs of students from immigrant communities, especially those who are learning the language of instruction, while others include historical minority groups as well.


Teaching English Language Learners by Michaela Colombo

Teaching English Language Learners
  • Title : Teaching English Language Learners
  • Author : Michaela Colombo
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • ISBN Code : 1412980291
  • Pages : 261
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  • Language : English
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Forty evidence-based strategies for teaching English language learners Ideal as a supplementary text for a variety of courses, a guide for in-service teachers, and for professional development settings, Teaching English Language Learners: 42 Strategies for Successful K-8 Classrooms provides non-ESL teachers of all content areas a broad, practical approach to teaching English language learners in the regular classroom setting. Key Features - TESOL standards for students and teachers are outlined in the first chapter and aligned with the content of the book. - The 42 strategies are divided into 4 key sections: assessment, management, lesson delivery and instruction, and building home-school connections. - Each strategy includes a discussion of underlying theory, a step-by-step procedure for implementation, a description of the strategy in action, and reflection exercises, which can be completed individually or used for in-class discussion.


Language Awareness in Multilingual Classrooms in Europe by Christine Hélot,Carolien Frijns,Koen Gorp,Sven Sierens

Language Awareness in Multilingual Classrooms in Europe
  • Title : Language Awareness in Multilingual Classrooms in Europe
  • Author : Christine Hélot,Carolien Frijns,Koen Gorp,Sven Sierens
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN Code : 1501501348
  • Pages : 317
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  • Language : English
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Within the scope of today’s globalisation, linguistic diversity is a given fact of the world we live in. In several educational contexts in Europe, language awareness (LA) activities have been introduced with the objective to prepare pupils cognitively, socially and/or critically for life as multilingual, open minded and/or empowered citizens in a diverse world. Despite previous research in various contexts, the concept of LA remains problematic: a generally accepted, evidence-based conceptualisation is missing. This confronts both research and education with a challenge: in order to develop LA activities, implement them successfully in educational contexts and achieve the expected outcomes, we should know what the concept stands for, how it works and why we would choose to implement it in classrooms (or not). This volume focuses on three apparent simple questions: what, how and why? The first question – what? – refers to the concept(ual mess) of LA. The second question – how? – refers to the implementation of LA activities in several educational contexts. The third question – why? – is a recurrent theme running through all the chapters and deals with a reflection on the way we deal (un)consciously with LA activities in education.


Englishes in Multilingual Contexts by Ahmar Mahboob,Leslie Barratt

Englishes in Multilingual Contexts
  • Title : Englishes in Multilingual Contexts
  • Author : Ahmar Mahboob,Leslie Barratt
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 9401788693
  • Pages : 238
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  • Language : English
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The chapters in this volume allow readers to develop a broad understanding of the issues around language variation and to recognise pedagogical implications of this work in multilingual contexts. The authors explore how variations in Englishes around the world relate to issues in English language teaching and learning. The English language has always existed alongside other languages. However, the last 200 years have shown a dramatic increase in the range, extent and context of contact between English and other languages. As a result of this contact, we find marked variations in Englishes around the world. The first part includes chapters of importance in studying English language variation in the context of education. The second part builds on an understanding of variation and identifies pedagogical possibilities that respect language variation and yet empower English language learners in diverse contexts.


Language Curriculum Design and Socialisation by Dr. Peter Mickan

Language Curriculum Design and Socialisation
  • Title : Language Curriculum Design and Socialisation
  • Author : Dr. Peter Mickan
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN Code : 1847698328
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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This book applies social theory to curriculum design and sets out a program for language curriculum renewal for the 21st century. It includes many examples of text-based curricula and describes a plan for curriculum renewal based on texts as the unit of analysis for planning, for teaching and for assessment. Underpinned by Halliday’s semiotic theory of language, the book combines the theory of language as a resource for meaning-making with learning language as learning to mean. The curriculum design constructs curriculum around social practices and their texts rather than presenting language as grammatical and lexical objects. This work will provide teachers, teacher educators and curriculum planners with a curriculum model for teaching children and adults in different contexts from preschool to adult education as well as serving as a practical guide for students.


Integrating Content and Language in Multilingual Universities by Slobodanka Dimova,Joyce Kling

Integrating Content and Language in Multilingual Universities
  • Title : Integrating Content and Language in Multilingual Universities
  • Author : Slobodanka Dimova,Joyce Kling
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • ISBN Code : 3030469476
  • Pages : 183
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  • Language : English
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This volume provides conceptual syntheses of diverging multilingual contexts, research findings, and practical applications of integrating content and language (ICL) in higher education in order to generate a new understanding of the cross-contextual variation. With contributions from leading authors based in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, the volume offers comparison of contextualized overviews of the status of ICL across the geographic areas and allows us to identify patterns and advance the scholarship in the field. ICL in teaching and learning has become an important consideration in the endeavors to address linguistic diversity at universities, which has resulted from the growing teacher and student mobility around the world.


Language Policy in Schools by David Corson

Language Policy in Schools
  • Title : Language Policy in Schools
  • Author : David Corson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135677123
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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Language Policy in Schools provides school administrators and teachers a practical approach for designing a language policy for their school and for dealing with the language issues that confront schools, particularly those operating in settings of linguistic and cultural diversity. It can be used as a text in teacher and administrator preparation programs, graduate programs, and in-service and professional development programs. Special features include: * a clear, jargon-free writing style that invites careful reading; * abundant examples that students of education everywhere can learn from--including samples of school language policies developed for real schools by real teacher-researchers; * questions at the end of each chapter to highlight key points and stimulate informed discussion among pre-service and experienced teachers and administrators; and * an up-to-date international and cross-cultural biography.


Second and Foreign Language Learning Through Classroom Interaction by Joan Kelly Hall,Lorrie Stoops Verplaetse

Second and Foreign Language Learning Through Classroom Interaction
  • Title : Second and Foreign Language Learning Through Classroom Interaction
  • Author : Joan Kelly Hall,Lorrie Stoops Verplaetse
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135660751
  • Pages : 328
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  • Language : English
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This volume brings together the current theoretical interest in reconceptualizing second and foreign language learning from a sociocultural perspective on language and learning, with practical concerns about second and foreign language pedagogy. It presents a set of studies whose focus is on the empirical description of particular practices constructed in classroom interaction that promote the learning of a second or foreign language. The authors examine in detail the processes by which the learning of additional languages is accomplished in the interaction of a variety of classrooms and in a variety of languages. Not only will the findings from the studies reported in this volume help to lay a foundation for the development of a more expansive, sociocultural model of second and foreign language learning, but on a more practical level they will help language educators in creating a set of principles for identifying and sustaining classroom interactional practices that foster additional language development. The volume is distinguished in three ways: * Following a Vygotskyan perspective on development, the studies assume that language learning is a fundamentally pragmatic enterprise, intrinsically linked to language use. This breaks from a more traditional understanding of second and foreign language learning, which has viewed learning and use as two distinct phenomena. The importance of classroom interaction to additional language development is foregrounded. * The investigations reported in this book are distinguished by their methodological approach. Because language learning is assumed to be a situated, context-sensitive, and dynamic process, the studies do not rely on traditional experimental methods for collecting and analyzing data, but rather, they involve primarily the use of ethnographic and discourse analytic methods. * The studies focus on interactional practices that promote second and foreign language learning. Although a great deal of research has examined first language learning in classrooms from a sociocultural perspective, little has looked at second and foreign language classrooms from such a perspective. Thus there is a strong need for this volume of studies addressing this area of research. Researchers, teacher educators, and graduate students across the fields of second and foreign language learning, applied linguistics, and language education will find this book informative and relevant. Because of the programmatic implications arising from the studies, it will also appeal to teacher educators and teachers of second and foreign languages from the elementary to the university levels.


First Language Use in Second and Foreign Language Learning by Assoc. Prof. Miles Turnbull,Assoc. Prof. Jennifer Dailey-O'Cain

First Language Use in Second and Foreign Language Learning
  • Title : First Language Use in Second and Foreign Language Learning
  • Author : Assoc. Prof. Miles Turnbull,Assoc. Prof. Jennifer Dailey-O'Cain
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN Code : 9781847697684
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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This volume offers fresh perspectives on a controversial issue in applied linguistics and language teaching by focusing on the use of the first language in communicative or immersion-type classrooms. It includes new work by both new and established scholars in educational scholarship, second language acquisition, and sociolinguistics, as well as in a variety of languages, countries, and educational contexts. Through its focus at the intersection of theory, practice, curriculum and policy, the book demands a reconceptualization of code-switching as something that both proficient and aspiring bilinguals do naturally, and as a practice that is inherently linked with bilingual code-switching.


Interdisciplinary Research Approaches to Multilingual Education by Vasilia Kourtis-Kazoullis,Themistoklis Aravossitas,Eleni Skourtou,Peter Pericles Trifonas

Interdisciplinary Research Approaches to Multilingual Education
  • Title : Interdisciplinary Research Approaches to Multilingual Education
  • Author : Vasilia Kourtis-Kazoullis,Themistoklis Aravossitas,Eleni Skourtou,Peter Pericles Trifonas
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 9780815346869
  • Pages : 22
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  • Language : English
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Recently intensified global mobility has reinforced the interest for ethnolinguistic diversity and multilingualism in education and society. Interdisciplinary Research Approaches to Multilingual Education brings together current interdisciplinary perspectives in multilingual and second language education to examine research and language teaching in specific countries, as well as different aspects of multilingual education that include language policies and ICT applications. Containing context-specific practical interventions and relevant theoretical approaches, it considers the contemporary challenges of language policies and practices to inform teacher and curriculum development based on international empirical research. The chapters of this book are centered around the following themes: Educational programs and policies Teaching and learning Linguistic diversity ICT and language learning This book will be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in language education, bilingual education, second/foreign language learning, CALL, and applied linguistics. It will also appeal to educational administrators and those involved with language education policies.


Teaching English Language Learners by Michaela Colombo,Dana Furbush

Teaching English Language Learners
  • Title : Teaching English Language Learners
  • Author : Michaela Colombo,Dana Furbush
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • ISBN Code : 1412959659
  • Pages : 332
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Teaching English Language Learners: Content and Language in Middle and Secondary Mainstream Classrooms is a user-friendly guide for planning, implementing, and assessing high-level, content-area instruction for English Language Learners. Starting with an overview of second language acquisition and the cultural variables that impact teaching and learning, this text goes on to detail planning strategies, units and lessons in the subject areas where it is most difficult to shelter content and scaffold language skills: middle and secondary Math, English Language Arts, History, and Science. Teaching English Language Learners will leave preservice teachers with a foundational understanding of how to purposefully structure, build, and present effective lessons for English Language Learners in these mainstream, content-area courses.


Teaching in Two Languages by Sharon Adelman Reyes,Tatyana Kleyn

Teaching in Two Languages
  • Title : Teaching in Two Languages
  • Author : Sharon Adelman Reyes,Tatyana Kleyn
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • ISBN Code : 1412978025
  • Pages : 173
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Grounded in the latest research, this book provides classroom-ready strategies for balancing instruction in two languages and meeting the unique challenges of educating English language learners.


Peacebuilding in Language Education by Dr. Rebecca L. Oxford,María Matilde Olivero,Melinda Harrison,Dr. Tammy Gregersen

Peacebuilding in Language Education
  • Title : Peacebuilding in Language Education
  • Author : Dr. Rebecca L. Oxford,María Matilde Olivero,Melinda Harrison,Dr. Tammy Gregersen
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN Code : 1788929810
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This innovative, much-needed book shares powerful wisdom and practical strategies to help language teachers, teacher educators and peace educators communicate peace, contribute to peace and weave peacebuilding into classrooms and daily life. The clear, six-part Language of Peace Approach underlies more than 50 creative activities that can promote peacebuilding competence in secondary and post-secondary students, current and prospective educators and community members outside of academia. Chapters span the spectrum from cross-cultural peace education to the positive psychology of peace, from nonverbal peace language to transformative language teaching for peace, and from the needs of language learners to the needs of language educators. The book makes a unique and valuable contribution to the discussion of how we can live together peacefully in a changing world.


The Elements of Foreign Language Teaching by Walter Grauberg

The Elements of Foreign Language Teaching
  • Title : The Elements of Foreign Language Teaching
  • Author : Walter Grauberg
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN Code : 9781853593864
  • Pages : 263
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This text presents an integrated description of learning and teaching foreign languages in general, and French and German in particular. Vocabulary, pronunciation, listening, reading, speaking and writing are discussed with a threefold approach: through a linguistic description, an analysis of the learning process and many practical suggestions for teaching.


Teaching Language and Literature in Elementary Classrooms by Marcia S. Popp

Teaching Language and Literature in Elementary Classrooms
  • Title : Teaching Language and Literature in Elementary Classrooms
  • Author : Marcia S. Popp
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135605165
  • Pages : 432
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The goal of this book -- a theoretically based, well-organized, useful guide for teaching -- is to help the beginning teacher create a classroom environment that integrates literacy development with learning in all areas of the curriculum. The major components of an integrated language program are identified, and the skills teachers need to implement this kind of program in their own classrooms are described. Designed to be kept and used as a resource in the classroom, this text provides fundamental information about language arts teaching. A constructivist orientation, an emphasis on teachers as reflective decision makers, and vivid portrayals of the classroom as a community of learners and inquirers are woven throughout the book. Key features include: * a wealth of models, suggestions, and step-by-step guidelines for introducing integrated teaching and learning practices into elementary classrooms at the kindergarten, primary, and intermediate levels; * a focus on relevant research in language arts and professional teacher development; * true-to-life classroom narratives that model instructional strategies and demonstrate interactions between real teachers and students; and * an innovative chapter format that makes the text accessible as a resource for student, beginning, and experienced teachers.


Bilingualism and Language Pedagogy by Janina Brutt-Griffler,Manka Varghese

Bilingualism and Language Pedagogy
  • Title : Bilingualism and Language Pedagogy
  • Author : Janina Brutt-Griffler,Manka Varghese
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN Code : 9781853597558
  • Pages : 145
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Bilingualism and Language Pedagogy brings an understanding of language as a social practice and bilingualism as the study of bidirectional transitioning to the examination of bilingual settings in the US, Europe, and the developing countries. Focusing both on bilingual linguistic competence and educational politics and practice, the volume provides valuable practical proposals and models for developing sociocultural and linguistic competencies among bilingual practitioners and students.


Innovations and Challenges in Language Learning Motivation by Zoltán Dörnyei​

Innovations and Challenges in Language Learning Motivation
  • Title : Innovations and Challenges in Language Learning Motivation
  • Author : Zoltán Dörnyei​
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780429485893
  • Pages : 178
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Innovations and Challenges in Language Learning Motivation provides a cutting-edge perspective on the latest challenges and innovations in language learning motivation, incorporating numerous examples and cases in mainstream psychology and in the field of second language acquisition. Drawing on over three decades of research experience as well as an extensive review of the latest psychological and SLA literature, Dèornyei provides an accessible overview of these cutting-edge areas and covers novel topics that have not yet been addressed in L2 motivation research, such as: fundamental theoretical questions such as mental time travel, ego depletion, psychological momentum and passion, and how the temporal dimension of motivation can be made consistent with a learner attribute; key challenges concerning the notion of L2 motivation, ranging from issues about the nature of motivation (e.g. trait, state or a process?) and questions surrounding unconscious versus conscious motivation, the motivational capacity of vision, and long-term motivation and persistence; highly practical classroom-specific challenges such as how technological advances could be better integrated in teachers' repertoires of motivational strategies. This distinctive book from one of the key voices in the field will be essential reading for students in the field of TESOL and Applied Linguistics, as well as language teachers and teacher educators"--


Learning Together in the Multicultural Classroom by Elizabeth Coelho

Learning Together in the Multicultural Classroom
  • Title : Learning Together in the Multicultural Classroom
  • Author : Elizabeth Coelho
  • Publisher : Markham, Ont. : Pippin Pub.
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 108
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book provides a wealth of practical ideas for making group work work in a multicultural context.


Teaching in Multilingual Classrooms by Hilda Hernandez,Hilda Hernández

Teaching in Multilingual Classrooms
  • Title : Teaching in Multilingual Classrooms
  • Author : Hilda Hernandez,Hilda Hernández
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 258
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Comprehensive -- yet not overwhelming -- this book provides a basic framework for teaching in classroom settings that are multilingual and multicultural. Written specifically from an educational perspective and using a balance of contemporary theory, research, and practice, it explores different dimensions of context, process, and content -- as well as assessment and evaluation -- elated to pedagogy that empowers language minority students. It is accessible and appropriate for teachers with little or no background in ESL or bilingual education as well as for specialists. Captures a teacher's vision of the concepts and strategies that make a difference for language minority students. Synthesizes contemporary scholarship complemented by strategies and techniques that teachers can readily apply in K-12 classrooms. This book reveals the complexity of the cultural and linguistic influences on teaching and learning processes -- and helps teachers conceptualize the interrelationships involved in relation to dimensions common to all classroom settings. It addresses the needs of all teachers -- elementary and secondary, beginning and experienced, prospective specialists and non-specialists, those in urban, suburban, and rural settings. It explores classrooms that are multilingual and multicultural from a tripartite perspective. It describes multilingual classrooms and explains why a focus on context, process, and content is central to providing instructional programs that empower language minority students.


Code Choice in the Language Classroom by Prof. Glenn S. Levine

Code Choice in the Language Classroom
  • Title : Code Choice in the Language Classroom
  • Author : Prof. Glenn S. Levine
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN Code : 9781847694942
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Code Choice in the Language Classroom argues that the foreign language classroom is and should be regarded as a multilingual community of practice rather than as a perpetually deficient imitator of an exclusive second-language environment. From a sociocultural and ecological perspective, Levine guides the reader through a theoretical, empirical, and pedagogical treatment of the important roles of the first language, and of code-switching practices, in the language classroom. Intended for SLA researchers, language teachers, language program directors, and graduate students of foreign languages and literatures, the book develops a framework for thinking about all aspects of code choice in the language classroom and offers concrete proposals for designing and carrying out instruction in a multilingual classroom community of practice.


Supporting Multilingual Learners in the Early Years by Sandra Smidt

Supporting Multilingual Learners in the Early Years
  • Title : Supporting Multilingual Learners in the Early Years
  • Author : Sandra Smidt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134072287
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Shortlisted for the Nasen Book that supports SEN and Disability Issues Award 2008 Are children who are exposed to more than one language from birth at an advantage or a disadvantage when starting school? Supporting Multilingual Learners in the Early Years examines the theoretical, ideological and practical issues involved in the education of children speaking two or more languages coming to settings which are predominantly monolingual. The book examines current research and thinking about the advantages and disadvantages of being multilingual and tackles complex topics such as: what being multilingual implies in terms of prior learning and why this matters in education the importance of respect for diversity and encouraging children to be proud of their language and culture practical ways to help young children acquire English ways of working with parents who themselves have little or no English the differences and difficulties involved in a child learning an additional language so early on in their lives strategies for exploring the learning of multilingual learners and a review of the resources and activities that could help. Sandra Smidt views multilingualism as a cognitive advantage and shows how Early Years practitioners can use interactive styles of learning to focus on the benefit that the many cultures and languages in the classroom can bring to children’s learning and development. Written in a highly accessible tone, this book offers practitioners a mix of practical case studies and examples in which theory is embedded and its importance explained. Students of early childhood education will also appreciate the author's carefully structured approach to the topic, as she includes summary boxes, glossaries and points for reflection in each chapter.