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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.…

Portraits of Second Language Learners An L2 Learner Agency Perspective

Author: Chie Muramatsu | Hardback | 9781783099870

Using second language (L2) socialization theory as a theoretical framework, this book investigates the ways in which four advanced learners of Japanese on an immersion program in the USA exercise their agency to pursue their language learning goals. The work presents their learner portraits and documents the different ways in which the four learners negotiate the meaning of their participations in the new community of practice, navigat…

Educating Refugee-background Students Critical Issues and Dynamic Contexts

Edited by: Shawna Shapiro, Raichle Farrelly, Mary Jane Curry | Paperback | 9781783099962

This collection of empirical work offers an in-depth exploration of key issues in the education of adolescents and adults with refugee backgrounds residing in North America, Australia and Europe. These studies foreground student goals, experiences and voices, and reflect a high degree of awareness of the assets that refugee-background students bring to schools and broader society.…

Immersion Education Lessons from a Minority Language Context

Author: Pádraig Ó Duibhir | Hardback | 9781783099832

The body of research in this volume offers a detailed account of the success of young immersion learners of Irish in becoming competent speakers of the minority language. Taking account of in-class and out-of-class factors, it examines the variety of Irish spoken by the pupils, the extent to which the Irish spoken deviates from native-speaker norms, the degree to which pupils are aware of and attempt to acquire a native-like variety an…

Understanding Language Use in the Classroom Including Teaching Materials for College Educators

Author: Susan J. Behrens | Paperback | 9781783099788

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 their professors often cannot agree among themselves on a definition and a set of rules. <em>Understanding Language Use in the Classroom</em> aims to bring the latest findings in linguistics research on academic Engl…

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Why Task-based Language Teaching? A Personal Statement

This month we are publishing Reflections on Task-Based Language Teaching by Rod Ellis. In this post Rod explains what led him to pursue this line of research. My interest in task-based language teaching has two sources. One is my own experience many years ago of teaching English in a rural secondary school in Zambia. The other … Continue reading Why Task-based Language Teaching? A Personal Statement

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