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Improve Your Written English: Master the essentials of grammar, punctuation and spelling and write with greater confidence

by Marion Field

Written in short, accessible sections, this book explains the basics of writing good English. It includes punctuation, sentence construction and spelling. You will learn how to adopt different tasks, such as...


American Sign Language

by Catherine Nichols

It's the third most used language in the United States—and yet it's “spoken” without even opening your mouth! It's estimated that as many as two million Americans speak American Sign Language, a method of...


The Impact of Self-Concept on Language Learning

by Kata Csizer & Michael Magid

This edited volume seeks to highlight the effects of self-concept on L2 learning and teaching by considering a wide range of theories as well as their practical application. The book is divided into four sections...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


8th Grade Reading Comprehension and Writing Skills

by LLC LearningExpress

Practice is the best way to ensure reading comprehension and writing success. This guide urges students to find out where to focus study efforts to prepare for state assessments in English language arts and...


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...


Teaching & Researching: Computer-Assisted Language Learning

by Ken Beatty

 

Computers play a crucial and rapidly evolving role in education, particularly in the area of language learning. Far from being a tool mimicking a textbook or teacher, Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL)...


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....