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What Teachers Need to Know About Language

Edited by: Carolyn Temple Adger, Catherine E. Snow, Donna Christian | Paperback | 9781788920179

Rising enrollments of students for whom English is not a first language mean that every teacher – whether teaching kindergarten or high school algebra – is a language teacher. This book explains what teachers need to know about language in order to be more effective in the classroom, and it shows how teacher education might help them gain that knowledge.…

Speaking Up Understanding Language and Gender

Author: Allyson Jule | Paperback | 9781783099597

From slut-shaming to the allegedly shrill voices of female politicians, from vocal fry to online misogyny, the language women use (and the language used about them) is as controversial as it has ever been. Our language use and our gender have an enormous impact on the way we understand ourselves and the world around us, and the way we are treated by society.…

Reflections on Task-Based Language Teaching

Author: Rod Ellis | Paperback | 9781788920124

Task-based language teaching is now a well-established pedagogic approach but problematic issues remain, such as whether it is appropriate for all learners and in all instructional contexts. This book draws on the author’s experience of working with teachers, together with his knowledge of relevant research and theory, to examine the key issues.…

Multilinguals' Verbalisation and Perception of Emotions

Author: Pia Resnik | Paperback | 9781788920025

This book investigates the interplay of language, emotion and gender in a multilingual context and provides rich insights into the complexities of bilingualism and the field of emotion research, as well as the intersection of both. Combining quantitative and qualitative analyses of data, the book examines multilinguals' verbalisation and perception of emotions in their first language and English, their second language (L2).…

Learning Pragmatics from Native and Nonnative Language Teachers

Author: Andrew D. Cohen | Paperback | 9781783099917

This book deals with intercultural pragmatics and how both nonnative teachers (NNTs) and native teachers (NTs) may enhance their classroom instruction regarding target language (TL) pragmatics. It focuses primarily on the experiences of instructors as they teach their learners about the pragmatics of the TL, both in second and foreign language learning settings.…

Learning English at School Identity, Socio-material Relations and Classroom Practice

Author: Kelleen Toohey | Paperback | 9781788920070

This fully revised edition provides a comprehensive discussion of how insights and concepts from new materialism and posthumanism might be used in investigating second language learning and teaching in classrooms. Alongside the sociocultural and poststructural perspectives discussed in the first edition, this new book presents insights from new materialism on identity, second language learning and pedagogical practices.…

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What Teachers Need to Know About Language

This month we published What Teachers Need to Know About Language edited by Carolyn Temple Adger, Catherine E. Snow and Donna Christian. In this post Catherine explains how teachers can better support children learning language if they know more about language themselves. Michael Halliday (1993) distinguished three dimensions of the language user’s challenge: learning language, learning through language, and learning about … Continue reading What Teachers Need to Know About Language

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