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Teaching And Learning Language And Culture

Author: Michael Byram
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853592119
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Offers some theoretical innovations in teaching foreign languages and reports how they have been applied to curriculum development and experimental courses at the upper secondary and college levels. Approaches language learning as comprising several dimensions, including grammatical competence, change in attitudes, learning about another culture, and reflecting on one's own. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Culture In Second Language Teaching And Learning

Author: Eli Hinkel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521644909
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This book identifies the many facets of culture that influence second language learners and teachers. The paperback edition identifies the many facets of culture that influence second language learners and teachers. It addresses the impact of culture on learning to interact, speak, construct meaning, and write in a second language, while staying within the sociocultural paradigms specific to a particular language and its speakers. By providing a comprehensive introduction to research from other disciplines on the interaction between language and culture, this volume offers an important contribution to the field of second language acquisition.

Cultural Mediation In Language Learning And Teaching

Author: Geneviève Zarate
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9287152594
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This project attempts to tackle several challenges: - to experience the variety of different teaching cultures as a source of innovation rather than as an obstacle; - to adopt a pluridisciplinary approach by introducing references taken from the social sciences in order to develop reflection on the role of languages in social cohesion; - to try and provide answers to a question hitherto rarely raised in the didactics of languages and cultures, namely the place of cultural mediation itself. [CoE website]

Debates In Esol Teaching And Learning

Author: Kathy Pitt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113426030X
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This unique book provides a lively introduction to the theory and research surrounding the adult learning of English for Speakers of Other Languages. Offering a digest and discussion of current debates, the book examines a wide geographical and social spread of issues, such as: * how to understand the universal characteristics of learning an additional language * what makes a 'good' language learner * multilingualism and assumptions about monolingualism * learning the written language * the effect of recent Government immigration policy on language learning processes. As a majority of adults learning ESOL are from communities of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, understanding the diversity of social and personal history of learners is a critical dimension of this book. It also recognises the social pressures and tensions on the learners away from the classroom and discusses various types of classroom and language teaching methodologies. Full of practical activities and case studies, this book is essential reading for any basic skills teacher undertaking a course of professional development, from GNVQ through to post-graduate level.

Context And Culture In Language Teaching And Learning

Author: Michael Byram
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853596575
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The chapters in this book all address the significance of the relationship between the aims and methods of language teaching and the contexts in which it takes place. Some consider the implications for the ways in which we research language teaching; others present the results of research and development work.

Aspects Of Culture In Second Language Acquisition And Foreign Language Learning

Author: Janusz Arabski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642202018
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In recent years language learning has been increasingly viewed by some SLA researchers as an essentially social-psychological process in which the role of a wider sociocultural context should not be marginalized. This volume offers a valuable contribution to this growing body of research by providing theoretical considerations and empirical research data on themes such as the development of intercultural communicative competence, the role of English as a lingua franca in intercultural communication, and the place of cultural factors in SLA theorizing, research, second/foreign language teaching and teacher training. The volume also contains contributions which share the linguistic interest in the culture-related concepts and constructs such as time, modesty, politeness, and respect, discussing the culture-dependent differences in conceptualization and their reflection in particular language forms and linguistic devices.

Second Language Learning

Author: Virginia Gonzalez
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761827900
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This project grew out of author Virginia Gonzalez's experiences as an international graduate student in the United States and her vested interest in mentoring international students and conducting ESL research. In Second Language Learning, Professor Gonzalez argues that there is a growing need for American educators who can better serve a diverse international student body. This book focuses on the major factors affecting international graduate students' successful cultural adaptation, which leads to higher levels of academic English language proficiency and academic achievement. Topics are discussed from a psychological viewpoint of the effects of social, cultural, cognitive, and linguistic factors on the adaptation process to a new social and academic environment: the American college culture. The book presents data-based and personal recommendations for international graduate students, administrators, and faculty at U.S. universities. Practical strategies recommended for helping international graduate students achieve a successful adaptation to the new academic and social environment are supported by literature, real-life examples, and group data derived from a survey research study representing students from different countries of origin, in different academic disciplines, and at different stages in their graduate studies.

Content And Language Integrated Learning

Author: María Luisa Carrió-Pastor
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039118182
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The adoption of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in Higher Education teaching has been widespread. This learning strategy has developed the need to learn foreign languages and to communicate with people with different cultural backgrounds. Culture learning should be part of language and content teaching as Higher Education involves language skills, topic comprehension and sociological capabilities. Teachers explore new teaching strategies which imply diverse goals and focus on different cultural backgrounds. The contributions of this book comment the multicultural awareness of the students involved in learning another language and the facts implied in teaching in a multicultural environment.