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Measuring L2 Proficiency: Perspectives from Sla

by Pascale Leclercq & Amanda Edmonds

The creation of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) has given rise to interest and debate among policy makers, testers, teachers and researchers alike in the reliability and feasibility...


The Language of Adult Immigrants: Agency in the Making

by Elizabeth R. Miller

This book is the first to explore the constitution of language learner agency by drawing on performativity theory, an approach that remains on the periphery of second language research. Though many scholars...


Studies in Second Language Acquisition of Chinese

by ZhaoHong Han

Interest in learning Chinese as an additional language has soared worldwide over the last ten years. Yet little is known about the learning process, and much less about what pedagogical strategies might facilitate...


Teaching and Learning Pragmatics: Where Language and Culture Meet

by Noriko Ishihara & Andrew D. Cohen

An understanding of sociocultural context is crucial in second language learning – yet developing this awareness often poses a real challenge to the typical language learner.

This book is a practical language...


Understanding Language Use in the Classroom: A Linguistic Guide for College Educators

by Susan J. Behrens

It is clear that a proper understanding of what academic English is and how to use it is crucial for success in college, and yet students face multiple obstacles in acquiring this new 'code', not least that...


Critical Language Awareness

by Norman Fairclough

The proliferation of language awareness has now led to a need for a reassessment of the nature and functions of language awareness. This accessible collection of essays addresses that need in developing a more...


Strategies in Learning and Using a Second Language

by Andrew D. Cohen

Strategies in Learning and Using a Second Language examines what it takes to achieve long-term success in languages beyond the first language. Distinguishing language learning from language-use strategies, Andrew...


Process and Experience in the Language Classroom

by Michael Legutke & Howard Thomas

Process and Experience in the Language Classroom argues the case for communicative language teaching as an experiential and task driven learning process.

The authors raise important questions regarding the theoretical...


Language Awareness in the Classroom

by Carl James, Peter Garrett & Christopher N Candlin

Language Awareness in the Classroom addresses the central educational question of the impact that explicit language knowledge has on learning and language learning.

A substantial Introduction defines the issues...


Handbook of Professional Development in Education: Successful Models and Practices, Prek-12

by Linda E. Martin, Sherry Kragler & Diana J. Quatroche

Synthesizing the best current knowledge on teacher professional development (PD), this handbook describes effective, innovative practices that are being used in schools today. Leading authorities present PD...


Sociocultural Theory and the Pedagogical Imperative in L2 Education: Vygotskian Praxis and the Research/Practice Divide

by James P. Lantolf & Matthew E. Poehner

Explicating clearly and concisely the full implication of a praxis-oriented language pedagogy, this book argues for an approach to language teaching grounded in a significant scientific theory of human learning-a...


Effective Teaching of Modern Languages

by Colin Wringe

This book outines the aims listed in the National Criteria for Modern Languages, which appears in all GCSE language syllabuses. It examines the changes these have brought about in course and lesson planning...


Capitalizing on Language Learners' Individuality: From Premise to Practice

by Tammy Gregersen & Peter D. MacIntyre

This book closes the gap between theory and classroom application by capitalizing on learners' individuality in second or foreign language learning. The book examines the existing literature and theoretical...


Codeswitching in University English-Medium Classes: Asian Perspectives

by Roger Barnard & James McLellan

In the complex, multilingual societies of the 21st century, codeswitching is an everyday occurrence, and yet the use of students' first language in the English language classroom has been consistently discouraged...


The Education of Indigenous Citizens in Latin America

by Regina Cortina

This groundbreaking volume describes unprecedented changes in education across Latin America, resulting from the endorsement of Indigenous peoples' rights through the development of intercultural bilingual education....


Managing Diversity in Education: Languages, Policies, Pedagogies

by David Little & Constant Leung

Diversity - social, cultural, linguistic and ethnic - poses a challenge to all educational systems. Some authorities, schools and teachers look upon it as a problem, an obstacle to the achievement of national...


Discourse in Context: Contemporary Applied Linguistics Volume 3

by Li Wei

Featuring internationally renowned academics, this volume provides a snapshot of the field of applied linguistics, and illustrates how linguistics is engaging with the idea of 'context'. The book treats discourse...


Solutions for the Assessment of Bilinguals

by Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole

Solutions for the Assessment of Bilinguals presents innovative solutions for the evaluation of language abilities and proficiency in multilingual speakers - and by extension, the evaluation of their cognitive...


Issues in the Assessment of Bilinguals

by Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole

With growing mass migration across the globe, researchers, practitioners, educators and policy makers are increasingly faced with rising numbers of multilingual children and adults. This volume raises key issues...


Language Learning Motivation in Japan

by Matthew T. Apple & Dexter Da Silva

This book synthesises current theory and research on L2 motivation in the EFL Japanese context carried out by internationally recognized researchers and upcoming researcher-educators working in various educational...