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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…

The Strategy Factor in Successful Language Learning The Tornado Effect

Author: Carol Griffiths | Paperback | 9781783099733

This book addresses fundamental questions regarding the relationships between successful language learning and strategy use and development, according to learner, situational or target variables. It considers strategy effectiveness from an individual point of view and discusses pedagogical issues, especially relating to teacher perceptions and training, classroom and learner factors, methodology and content.…

Creativity and Innovations in ELT Materials Development Looking Beyond the Current Design

Edited by: Dat Bao | Hardback | 9781783099696

This book brings together renowned scholars and new voices to challenge current practices in ELT materials design in order to work towards optimal learning conditions. It proposes ideas and principles to improve second language task design through novel resources such as drama, poetry, literature and online resources; and it maps out a number of unusual connections between theory and practice in the field of ELT materials development.…

The Multilingual Citizen Towards a Politics of Language for Agency and Change

Edited by: Lisa Lim, Christopher Stroud, Lionel Wee | Paperback | 9781783099641

In this ground-breaking collection of essays, the editors and authors develop the idea of Linguistic Citizenship. This notion highlights the importance of practices whereby vulnerable speakers themselves exercise control over their languages, and draws attention to the ways in which alternative voices can be inserted into processes and structures that otherwise alienate those they were designed to support.…

Representations of the World in Language Textbooks

Author: Karen Risager | Paperback | 9781783099542

This book presents a new and comprehensive framework for the analysis of representations of culture, society and the world in textbooks for foreign and second language learning. The framework is transferable to other kinds of learning materials and to other subjects.…

Language Teacher Psychology

Edited by: Sarah Mercer, Achilleas Kostoulas | Paperback | 9781783099443

To date, the majority of work in language learning psychology has focused on the learner. In contrast, relatively little attention has been paid to teacher psychology.…

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