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Understanding Advanced Second-Language Reading

Understanding Advanced Second-Language Reading

Author: Elizabeth B. Bernhardt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136976254

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

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What distinguishes this book is its broad, yet thorough, view of theory, process, and research on adult second-language reading. Offering extensive discussions of upper-register second-language texts (both expository and narrative) that adult second-language readers encounter daily across the globe, it also presents an assessment schema for second-language text comprehension as well as for the assessment of teaching. Understanding Advanced Second-Language Reading: includes languages other than English in the discussion of second language reading is firmly anchored in a theory of second language reading ─ the concept of compensatory processing emphasizes the multi-dimensionality and dynamic nature of L2 reading development focuses on comprehension of upper-register literary texts balances theory and instructional practices. Filling the need for a coherent, theoretically consistent, and research-based portrait of how literate adolescents and adults comprehend, and learn to comprehend, at greater levels of sophistication and whether that ability can be enhanced by instruction, this is a must-have resource for reading and second-language researchers, students, and teachers.

Conducting Second-Language Reading Research

Conducting Second-Language Reading Research

Author: Elizabeth B. Bernhardt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000583564

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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This is the first hands-on methods guide for second-language (L2) reading research. The authors expertly and critically situate L2 reading and literacy as a multivariate, interactive process and define terms, concepts, and research tools in connection with theory and a rich body of past empirical work, with lessons to learn and pitfalls to avoid. They concretely detail how to design empirical studies, collect data, and analyze findings in this important area. Authored by world experts on first-language (L1) and L2 reading, this book provides a comprehensive, critical, theory-driven review of methods in L2 reading research, offering a step-by-step guide from research design to study execution and data analysis. With useful pedagogical features and a unique database of L2 reading studies from around the world over three decades, this will be an invaluable resource to students and researchers of second-language acquisition, applied linguistics, education, and related areas.

Reading in Chinese as an Additional Language

Reading in Chinese as an Additional Language

Author: Liu Li

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000808025

Category: Education

Page: 306

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Reading in Chinese as an Additional Language focuses on Chinese literacy acquisition, which has been considered most difficult by both learners and teachers of Chinese as an additional language (CAL). Three major areas are covered: (1) acquisition of Chinese characters; (2) reading comprehension subskills and reader’s identity; (3) reading instruction and assessment. The first part delves into the foundation of Chinese literacy development—how to learn and teach Chinese characters. The second part examines various learners’ reading comprehension subskills, as well as the evolution of learners’ literacy identity. The third part explores effective instructional methods and assessment practices for CAL reading development. Theoretically, this book provides frameworks and evidence from both cognitive and sociocultural perspectives on the nature of CAL reading development. Pedagogically, the book showcases how to teach and assess CAL reading skills. Methodologically, this book includes empirical studies using both qualitative and quantitative methods. In terms of scope, the book covers a much broader spectrum of issues about CAL reading research and classroom teaching than has previously been available. Writing is also discussed in several chapters. In terms of technology, the book includes discussion on how the use of computers, the Internet, and social media impacts students’ Chinese literacy acquisition. This book will help CAL researchers and educators better understand the nature of CAL reading development and become well informed about CAL classroom teaching and assessment, including the application of interactive approaches to teaching and assessing diverse reading skills.

Researching Second Language Learning and Teaching from a Psycholinguistic Perspective

Researching Second Language Learning and Teaching from a Psycholinguistic Perspective

Author: Dagmara Gałajda

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319319544

Category: Education

Page: 272

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This edited collection explores the processes of second language learning and teaching from a psycholinguistic perspective. Authored by leading experts in the field, the book includes studies focusing on theoretical, empirical and practical aspects of second and foreign language education. Part One offers contributions devoted to a range of learner-related factors, dealing with affective and cognitive variables, the process of reading and the acquisition of lexis. Part Two brings together papers related to teacher awareness of second language instruction that focus on conversational styles, fostering intercultural pragmatics, teacher job satisfaction, the development of instructional materials and challenges of teacher training in different contexts. It is of interest to researchers as well as graduate and postgraduate students seeking fresh inspirations for their own empirical investigations of the ways in which second and foreign languages are taught and learned.

Developing Materials for Language Teaching

Developing Materials for Language Teaching

Author: Brian Tomlinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441176875

Category: Education

Page: 544

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There have been a number of books published on various aspects of materials development for language teaching but Developing Materials for Language Teaching is the only one which provides a comprehensive coverage of the main aspects and issues in the field. This second edition brings it completely up to date and expands on the original book. It deals with advances in IT and an increasingly globalized world. It is the only publication which views current developments in materials development through the eyes of developers and users of materials from all over the world. In doing so it applies principles to practice in ways demonstrated to facilitate the effectiveness of language learning materials. The chapters are written so that the book provides critical overviews of recent developments in materials development and at the same time acts as a stimulus for development and innovation in the field. It is intended both for use as a course book on postgraduate and teacher training courses and as a resource for the stimulus and refreshment of teachers, publishers and applied linguists in the field. The book contains updated versions of many of the chapters in the 2003 edition plus new chapters on corpus-informed materials development, materials development for blended learning, materials development for EAP, materials development for ESOL and materials development for young learners.

La comprensión lectora en la enseñanza del español LE/L2

La comprensión lectora en la enseñanza del español LE/L2

Author: Victoria Rodrigo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317229650

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 370

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La comprensión lectora en la enseñanza del español LE/L2: de la teoría a la práctica presents state-of-the-art theory and teaching practices for integrating reading skills into the teaching of Spanish. The book bridges a conspicuous gap between research supporting reading as a key component of language acquisition and actual practice by discussing how to implement reading successfully in and out of the classroom. Written entirely in Spanish, the book focuses on the needs of Spanish language learners with the goal of motivating students to read in the target language and work with diverse types of texts and genres. Written in a clear and accessible manner, La comprensión lectora en la enseñanza del español LE/L2: de la teoría a la práctica is an essential resource for teachers of Spanish at all levels. It is an excellent reference book for language teachers who wish to integrate reading into the teaching of the Spanish language.

Literature in Language Education

Literature in Language Education

Author: Geoff Hall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137331847

Category: Education

Page: 340

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A state of the art critical review of research into literature in language education, of interest to teachers of English and modern foreign languages. Includes prompts and principles for those who wish to improve their own practice or to engage in projects or research in this area.

Second Language Educational Experiences for Adult Learners

Second Language Educational Experiences for Adult Learners

Author: John M. Norris

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351863162

Category: Education

Page: 319

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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Series Editors' Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- List of Illustrations -- 1 Introduction: Foundations for Designing Second Language Educational Experiences -- Part 1 Second Language Acquisition and the Language Learner -- 2 Second Language Learning Theories -- 3 Learner Individual Differences-Static -- 4 Learner Individual Differences-Dynamic -- Part 2 Second Language Instruction, Assessment, and Educational Design -- 5 Language Pedagogical Approaches -- 6 Teaching Language Skills -- 7 Assessment in Support of Language Learning and Teaching -- 8 Approaches to Curriculum and Materials Development for Language Education -- 9 Instructional Sequencing and Language Learning Progressions -- Part 3 Second Language Educational Innovation and Support -- 10 Localizing Language Education -- 11 Supporting Teachers in Utilizing Language Learning Materials -- 12 Monitoring and Improving Language Instruction -- 13 Implications for Technology-Mediated Language Learning and Instruction -- References and Suggested Readings -- Index

Language Skills

Language Skills

Author: Halina Chodkiewicz

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443855891

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 520

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This volume brings an international perspective to language skills – an area of importance to both theorists and practitioners in all contexts of language teaching and learning. The twenty-seven chapters included here are arranged into six sections devoted to fundamental background issues, spoken interaction, perception of speech sounds and production skills, reading contexts and purposes, writing challenges for advanced learners, and technology and language skills. Explored themes range from the conceptualization of language as skill and the development of L2 skills in communicative and intercultural approaches, through challenges in teaching specific skills and their components, to the consideration of the possibilities and limitations of the use of modern technology in assisting students in skill acquisition. The volume’s contributors point to the multiaspectuality of the process of developing language skills with reference to different age groups, diverse educational and social contexts, as well as instructional activities focusing on isolated and integrated skills. The book also includes original empirical studies concerning learning, teaching, and testing numerous aspects of language skills in L2 attainment. The book will be of interest to researchers, classroom teachers, and specialists in language education, philology and applied linguistics, as well as to graduate students involved in the study of language skills acquisition and instruction.

Foreign Language Proficiency in Higher Education

Foreign Language Proficiency in Higher Education

Author: Paula Winke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030010065

Category: Education

Page: 314

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This volume comprises of chapters that deal with language proficiency relating to a wide range of language program issues including curriculum, assessment, learners and instructors, and skill development. The chapters cover various aspects of a broad-based proficiency initiative, focusing on numerous aspects of foreign language learning, including how skills develop, how assessments can inform curriculum, how learners and instructors view proficiency and proficiency assessment, and how individual use of technology furthers language learning. The concluding chapter points the way forward for issues and questions that need to be addressed.

Second Language Reading and Vocabulary Learning

Second Language Reading and Vocabulary Learning

Author: Thomas N. Huckin

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: STANFORD:36105003405516

Category: Education

Page: 328

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Reading ability and vocabulary knowledge are two of the most important components of performance in a second language, especially in academic settings. Each depend on the other, as vocabulary knowledge is the single most important factor in reading comprehension, while reading is the single most important means by which intermediate and advanced learners acquire new words. This symbiotic relationship is the subject of this volume. The authors argue that building vocabulary through reading is a fruitful but complex activity that needs better understanding and more careful guidance. This book is unique in its emphases on original research. Eight of the 14 chapters are empirical studies published for the first time, including classroom-based case studies, experimental research, and think-aloud protocol analysis. In every chapter, consideration is given to the pedagogical implications and possible applications of the research findings. Lengthy editorial comments at the end of each chapter reinforce this practical concern.