Language Alive in the Classroom

  • Filename: language-alive-in-the-classroom.
  • ISBN: 0275960552
  • Release Date: 1999-01-01
  • Number of pages: 228
  • Author: Rebecca S. Wheeler
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

When it comes to grammar, teachers often wonder how to reach their students. This volume offers a resounding response. Articles range from an exploration of cultural attitudes toward grammar to models of how students may become sleuths as they discover the often surprising patterns of our language. Teachers are shown how to bring language alive in the classroom.

How to Keep Your Language Alive

  • Filename: how-to-keep-your-language-alive.
  • ISBN: 1890771422
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 123
  • Author: Leanne Hinton
  • Publisher: Heyday

Do you want to learn the language of your ancestors? Do you want to help save an endangered language? Do you know someone who speaks another language and could help you learn it? If the answer to any or all of these questions is "yes," this book can help. Amidst an epidemic of worldwide language loss, author Leanne Hinton and a group of dedicated language activists have created a master-apprentice program, a one-on-one approach to ensure that new speakers will take the place of those who are fluent in the world's languages. The Master-Apprentice Language Learning Program originated among the indigenous tribes of California, but this is a manual for students of all languages, from Yurok to Yiddish, Washoe to Welsh. Here is a simple, structured series of exercises and activities designed to help you take advantage of the language-learning skills shared by all humans, along with advice to students and their mentors about how to succeed.--From publisher description.

Understanding Language Use in the Classroom

  • Filename: understanding-language-use-in-the-classroom.
  • ISBN: 9781783091751
  • Release Date: 2014-05-01
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Susan J. Behrens
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters

Language Use in the Classroom allows those involved in college-level education, across disciplines, to make better use of research from the field of linguistics. It is clear that a proper understanding of how to use academic English is crucial for success in college, and this book will aid all educators in helping their students learn and achieve.

Using Authentic Video in the Language Classroom

  • Filename: using-authentic-video-in-the-language-classroom.
  • ISBN: 9780521799614
  • Release Date: 2003-04-14
  • Number of pages: 277
  • Author: Jane Sherman
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Language teaching material using authentic film and television is motivating and fun. However, teachers are often unsure of how to use this material in their language classroom.Using Authentic Video in the Language Classroom guides and supports teachers with practical suggestions for activities which can be used with films, drama, soap operas, comedy, sports programmes, documentaries and adverts.Video is a rich renewable resource which can be used in the classroom to refresh conventional textbook material. These activities can be used time and time again with new material to stimulate students and bring the language alive. Many of the activities would also lend themselves for use with other technologies such DVDs and Webcasts.It enables teachers to access the powerful teaching tool of video with successful activities for the language classroom.

Bad Language

  • Filename: bad-language.
  • ISBN: 9780199883837
  • Release Date: 2005-08-25
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Edwin Battistella
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

Is today's language at an all-time low? Are pronunciations like cawfee and chawklit bad English? Is slang like my bad or hook up improper? Is it incorrect to mix English and Spanish, as in Yo quiero Taco Bell? Can you write Who do you trust? rather than Whom do you trust? Linguist Edwin Battistella takes a hard look at traditional notions of bad language, arguing that they are often based in sterile conventionality. Examining grammar and style, cursing, slang, and political correctness, regional and ethnic dialects, and foreign accents and language mixing, Battistella discusses the strong feelings evoked by language variation, from objections to the pronunciation NU-cu-lar to complaints about bilingual education. He explains the natural desire for uniformity in writing and speaking and traces the association of mainstream norms to ideas about refinement, intelligence, education, character, national unity and political values. Battistella argues that none of these qualities is inherently connected to language. It is tempting but wrong, Battistella argues, to think of slang, dialects and nonstandard grammar as simply breaking the rules of good English. Instead, we should view language as made up of alternative forms of orderliness adopted by speakers depending on their purpose. Thus we can study the structure and context of nonstandard language in order to illuminate and enrich traditional forms of language, and make policy decisions based on an informed engagement. Re-examining longstanding and heated debates, Bad Language will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers engaged and interested in the debate over what constitutes proper language.

Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms Definitions and Contexts

  • Filename: academic-language-in-diverse-classrooms-definitions-and-contexts.
  • ISBN: 9781452234786
  • Release Date: 2014-04-22
  • Number of pages: 219
  • Author: Margo Gottlieb
  • Publisher: Corwin Press

This companion (foundational) book to the six-book series, Academic Language Demands for Language Learners: From Text to Context, encapsulates the broad ideas of the series by presenting the evolving theory behind the construct of academic language, a definition and examples of each of its components, and a template for direct classroom applicability. Each of the six books in the series is a more detailed, comprehensive treatment of text-based academic language at each grade level and describes the process by which teachers can incorporate academic language into their instructional assessment practices. This foundations book is suitable for use with any (or all) of the six volumes or can be used separately.

Aspects of Modern Language Teaching in Europe

  • Filename: aspects-of-modern-language-teaching-in-europe.
  • ISBN: 9781134691005
  • Release Date: 2002-03-11
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Wolf Gewehr
  • Publisher: Routledge

From the teaching of grammar to the teaching of literature; from classroom teaching to independent learning; from role-playing to CAL - few books on teaching languages cover such a wide field. In this book teaching experience and research from practitioners in four European countries throw new light on old problems faced every day, while others reveal innovative teaching methods and new insights into how teachers and learners interact. Sections include: *language learning strategies and computer-assisted language learning *facilitating individual progress through autonomous learning *how to bring a foreign country alive in the classroom *de-mythologising grammar teaching *how different types of dictionaries can make valuable contributions to language teaching *teaching and using idiomatic phrases.

Whatever Happened to Language Arts

  • Filename: whatever-happened-to-language-arts.
  • ISBN: 9781551382456
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: David Booth
  • Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

This insightful book shows teacher how reading and writing instruction has evolved — where we were, where we are, and where we can go in literacy learning. It looks at a wealth of literacy techniques that range from group reading, to whole language, to synthetic phonics, to reading and writing workshops.

Latin Alive

  • Filename: latin-alive.
  • ISBN: 160051054X
  • Release Date: 2008-07-01
  • Number of pages: 267
  • Author: Karen Moore
  • Publisher:

An introduction to the Latin language designed for middle-school to high-school level learners.

Attention Please

  • Filename: attention-please.
  • ISBN: 9781551382432
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Kathleen Gould Lundy
  • Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

Have trouble speaking in front of the class? Revitalize your speaking skills by deciding what to say, why to say it, and how to do so in ways that will capture the attention of any audience, and keep them engaged until the very end.

Critical Reflection and the Foreign Language Classroom

  • Filename: critical-reflection-and-the-foreign-language-classroom.
  • ISBN: 9781593113131
  • Release Date: 2000-09
  • Number of pages: 168
  • Author: Terry A. Osborn
  • Publisher: IAP

This book introduces pre-service and in-service foreign language teachers to the basic concepts of critical educational study as applied to the sociological position occupied by foreign language education in the US.

The Experience of Language Teaching

  • Filename: the-experience-of-language-teaching.
  • ISBN: 9781107310599
  • Release Date: 2006-02-23
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Rose Senior
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Through the words of more than 100 practising language teachers, The Experience of Language Teaching provides a detailed picture of teaching and learning in communicative classrooms. Using a teacher-generated framework it covers a range of aspects of classroom life: how teachers create environments suitable for language practice, how they get students 'on-side', how they manage tricky students, how they enhance the learning experience, how they develop and maintain a spirit of community. The book demonstrates how paying attention to both the learning and social needs of their class groups enables language teachers to behave in flexible ways that promote learning. This book will be of interest to teachers, teacher educators, researchers and to anyone interested in finding out what it is like to be a language teacher at the present time. The Experience of Language Teaching was winner of the Ben Warren International Trust House Prize in 2005.

Scripture Alive in Classroom with Drama

  • Filename: scripture-alive-in-classroom-with-drama.
  • ISBN: 9781490861128
  • Release Date: 2015-01-13
  • Number of pages: 314
  • Author: Sandra Watters
  • Publisher: WestBow Press

Traditional teaching materials for elementary grades—Bible stories, pictures, and fill-in-the-blanks—become boring for students as they reach the fifth grade in Sunday school. They are ready to start using their own reading skills and for an introduction to expressing themselves through performing arts—drama. These Bible stories are directly from Scripture, allowing children to learn Scripture while acting it out in simple, easy-to-make costumes. They will be excited to use this new method of learning weekly and eager to arrive in your class each week to help set up the staging. With forty-two Old Testament and twenty-six New Testament stories presented in drama form, you’ll have more than enough to choose from to make your lesson for each week come alive. And the students will never forget the stories, because they were a part of them.

Brave New Digital Classroom

  • Filename: brave-new-digital-classroom.
  • ISBN: 9781589019775
  • Release Date: 2013-02-15
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Robert J. Blake
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Brave New Digital Classroom examines the most effective ways to utilize technology in language learning. The author deftly interweaves the latest results of pedagogical research with descriptions of the most successful computer-assisted language learning (CALL) projects to show how to implement technology in the foreign language curriculum to assist the second language acquisition process. This fully updated second edition includes new chapters on the latest electronic resources, including gaming and social media, and discusses the realities and potential of distance learning for second language acquisition. The author examines the web, CALL applications, and computer-mediated communication (CMC), and suggests how the new technologically assisted curriculum will work for the foreign-language curriculum. Rather than advocating new technologies as a replacement for activities that can be done equally well with traditional processes, the author envisions a radical change as teachers rethink their strategies and develop their competence in the effective use of technology in language teaching and learning. Directed at all language teachers, from the elementary school to postsecondary levels, the book is ideal for graduate-level courses on second language pedagogy. It also serves as an invaluable reference for experienced researchers, CALL developers, department chairs, and administrators.

Focus on Literacy Oxford Key Concepts for the Language Classroom

  • Filename: focus-on-literacy-oxford-key-concepts-for-the-language-classroom.
  • ISBN: 9780194002967
  • Release Date: 2014-11-21
  • Number of pages: 217
  • Author: Danling Fu
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

Explores research on second language literacy development and how such research can inform instructional decision-making for teachers of students aged 5-18.

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