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.

Errors and Expectations

  • Filename: errors-and-expectations.
  • ISBN: 0195025075
  • Release Date: 1979-01
  • Number of pages: 311
  • Author: Mina P. Shaughnessy
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

A practical handbook of basic-writing methods and procedures, offering examples of students' writing difficulties, exploring the causes of those difficulties, and suggesting approaches to their correction.

Alive to Language

  • Filename: alive-to-language.
  • ISBN: 9780521560153
  • Release Date: 2000-05-18
  • Number of pages: 298
  • Author: Valerie Arndt
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Areas examined in this book include the concepts of language-in-use and associated systems, language varieties, language change, and the interaction between language and power.

Teaching Languages to Young Learners

  • Filename: teaching-languages-to-young-learners.
  • ISBN: 9780521773256
  • Release Date: 2001-03-15
  • Number of pages: 258
  • Author: Lynne Cameron
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book will develop readers' understanding of children are being taught a foreign language.

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.

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.

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.

Teaching Indigenous Languages

  • Filename: teaching-indigenous-languages.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015053535624
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 324
  • Author: Jon Allan Reyhner
  • Publisher:

The 25 papers collected in this book represent the thoughts and experiences of indigenous language activists from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and New Zealand, and are grouped in six categories: tribal and school roles, teaching students, teacher education, curriculum and materials development, language attitudes and promotion, and summary thoughts about maintaining and renewing indigenous languages. Papers are: "Keeping Minority Languages Alive: The School's Responsibility" (Gina P. Cantoni); "A Tribal Approach to Language and Literacy Development in a Trilingual Setting" (Octaviana V. Trujillo); "Going beyond Words: The Arapaho Immersion Program" (Steve Greymorning); "Teaching Children To 'Unlearn' the Sounds of English" (Veronica Carpenter); "Learning Ancestral Languages by Telephone: Creating Situations for Language Use" (Alice Taff); "Coyote As Reading Teacher: Oral Tradition in the Classroom" (Armando Heredia, Norbert Francis); "Revernacularizing Classical Nahuatl through Danza (Dance) Azteca-Chichimeca" (Tezozomoc); "KinderApache Song and Dance Project" (M. Trevor Shanklin, Carla Paciotto, Greg Prater); "School-Community-University Collaborations: The American Indian Language Development Institute" (Teresa L. McCarty, Lucille J. Watahomigie, Akira Y. Yamamoto, Ofelia Zepeda); "Language Preservation and Human Resources Development" (Joyce A. Silverthorne); "Issues in Language Textbook Development: The Case of Western Apache" (Willem J. de Reuse); "White Mountain Apache Language: Issues in Language Shift, Textbook Development, and Native Speaker-University Collaboration" (Bernadette Adley-SantaMaria); "Science Explorers Translation Project" (Dolores Jacobs); "Incorporating Technology into a Hawaiian Language Curriculum" (Makalapua Ka'awa, Emily Hawkins); "It Really Works: Cultural Communication Proficiency" (Ruth Bennett, editor); "Marketing the Maori Language" (Rangi Nicholson); "Tuning In to Navajo: The Role of Radio in Native Language Maintenance" (Leighton C. Peterson); "The Wordpath Show" (Alice Anderton); "The Echota Cherokee Language: Current Use and Opinions about Revival" (Stacye Hathorn); "An Initial Exploration of the Navajo Nation's Language and Culture Initiative" (Ann Batchelder, Sherry Markel); "Four Successful Indigenous Language Programs" (Dawn B. Stiles); "Language of Work: The Critical Link between Economic Change and Language Shift" (Scott Palmer); "The Invisible Doors between Cultures" (Robert N. St. Clair); "Personal Thoughts on Indigenous Language Stabilization" (Barbara Burnaby); and "Stabilizing What? An Ecological Approach to Language Renewal" (Mark Fettes). Most papers contain references and author profiles. (SV)

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