How Languages are Learned

How Languages are Learned
Author: Patsy Lightbown,Nina Spada
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-01-24
ISBN 10: 9780194541268
ISBN 13: 0194541266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Languages are Learned Book Review:

Relates theories of first and second language acquisition to what actually goes on in the classroom Uses activities throughout to explore the practical implications of the ideas presented NEW Updated content gives teachers information about recent research on L2 learning NEW Activities and Questions for Reflection personalise content and support critical thinking NEW Extra Activities, Study Questions, and videos available online at www.oup.com/elt/teacher/hlal

How Languages are Learned

How Languages are Learned
Author: Patsy M. Lightbown,Nina Spada
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2006-04-27
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39076002586068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Languages are Learned Book Review:

'How Languages Are Learned' provides a readable introduction to the main theories of first and second language acquisition, relating them to approaches to classroom methodology and practice.

How Languages are Learned 4th edition Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers

How Languages are Learned 4th edition   Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers
Author: Patsy M. Lightbown,Nina Spada
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2013-01-10
ISBN 10: 0194541290
ISBN 13: 9780194541299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Languages are Learned 4th edition Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers Book Review:

Teachers are often told that new teaching methods and materials are 'based on the latest research'. But what does this mean in practice? This book introduces you to some of the language acquisition research that will help you not just to evaluate existing materials, but also to adapt and use them in a way that fits what we currently understand about how languages are learned.

How Languages Are Learned 5th Edition

How Languages Are Learned 5th Edition
Author: Patsy M Lightbown,Nina Spada
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2021-07-05
ISBN 10: 019440630X
ISBN 13: 9780194406307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Languages Are Learned 5th Edition Book Review:

Now in its fifth edition, the award-winning How Languages are Learned has established itself as an indispensable introduction to research in language acquisition and its relationship with classroom practice. Patsy Lightbown and Nina Spada have worked for over four decades in second language research and education. They are highly respected worldwide for making theory and research about language learning accessible and relevant to classroom teaching. This widely acclaimed book remains essential reading for second language teachers. • Updated content highlights the latest research into second language learning and its relevance to classroom practice • Activities and questions for reflection personalize content and support critical thinking • Chapter summaries, discussion questions, weblinks and supplementary activities are available online at www.oup.com/elt/teacher/hlal

How Languages are Learned

How Languages are Learned
Author: Patsy M. Lightbown,Nina Spada
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015055586427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Languages are Learned Book Review:

This series is designed to provide a source of reference for both language teachers and teacher trainers. Each title is intended to serve both as a basis for courses and seminars, and as a longer-term reference text for the working teacher's bookshelf.This is a completely revised and updated edition of this readable introduction to the study of language acquisition. By understanding how languages are learned, teachers will be more able to judge the merits of different teaching methodologies and textbooks, and make the most of the time they spendwith learners. How Languages are Learned provides a clear introduction to the main theories of first and second language acquisition and, with the help of activities and questionnaires, discusses their practical impllications for language teaching.

How Languages are Learned

How Languages are Learned
Author: Patsy M. Lightbown,Nina Spada
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2006-04-27
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39076002586068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Languages are Learned Book Review:

'How Languages Are Learned' provides a readable introduction to the main theories of first and second language acquisition, relating them to approaches to classroom methodology and practice.

Doing Task Based Teaching Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers

Doing Task Based Teaching   Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers
Author: Jane Willis,David Willis
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2013-04-02
ISBN 10: 0194342697
ISBN 13: 9780194342698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doing Task Based Teaching Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers Book Review:

Task-based teaching has created enormous interest among teachers in recent years. But how does the idea of designing tasks (e.g. discussions, problems, games) that encourage learners to use real language work in practice? This book explains the basic principles behind task-based learning and teaching and gives practical examples of how to make it work in different teaching situations.

How Second Languages are Learned

How Second Languages are Learned
Author: Roger Hawkins
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2018-11-30
ISBN 10: 1108475035
ISBN 13: 9781108475037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Second Languages are Learned Book Review:

A comprehensive introduction to second language learning for newcomers to the field, with frequent summaries and supporting activities.

Understanding Second Language Acquisition

Understanding Second Language Acquisition
Author: Lourdes Ortega
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN 10: 144411705X
ISBN 13: 9781444117059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Second Language Acquisition Book Review:

Whether we grow up with one, two, or several languages during our early years of life, many of us will learn a second, foreign, or heritage language in later years. The field of Second language acquisition (SLA, for short) investigates the human capacity to learn additional languages in late childhood, adolescence, or adulthood, after the first language --in the case of monolinguals-- or languages --in the case of bilinguals-- have already been acquired. Understanding Second Language Acquisition offers a wide-encompassing survey of this burgeoning field, its accumulated findings and proposed theories, its developed research paradigms, and its pending questions for the future. The book zooms in and out of universal, individual, and social forces, in each case evaluating the research findings that have been generated across diverse naturalistic and formal contexts for second language acquisition. It assumes no background in SLA and provides helpful chapter-by-chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading. Ideal as a textbook for students of applied linguistics, foreign language education, TESOL, and education, it is also recommended for students of linguistics, developmental psycholinguistics, psychology, and cognitive science. Supporting resources for tutors are available free at www.routledge.com/ortega.

How Languages are Learned

How Languages are Learned
Author: Patsy Lightbown,Nina Spada
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780194222242
ISBN 13: 0194222241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Second Language Learning Theories

Second Language Learning Theories
Author: Rosamond Mitchell,Florence Myles,Emma Marsden
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2013-08-21
ISBN 10: 1444163116
ISBN 13: 9781444163117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Second Language Learning Theories Book Review:

Second Language Learning Theories is a clear and concise overview of the field of second language acquisition (SLA) theories. Written by a team of leading academics working in different SLA specialisms, this book provides expert analysis of the main theories from multiple perspectives to offer a broad and balanced introduction to the topic. The book covers all the main theoretical perspectives currently active in the SLA field and sets them in a broader perspective per chapter, e.g. linguistic, cognitive or sociolinguistic. Each chapter examines how various theories view language, the learner, and the acquisition process. Summaries of key studies and examples of data relating to a variety of languages illustrate the different theoretical perspectives. Each chapter concludes with an evaluative summary of the theories discussed. This third edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the very latest research in the field of SLA. Key features include: a fully re-worked chapter on cognitive models of language and language learning a new chapter on information processing, including the roles of different types of memory and knowledge in language learning the addition of a glossary of key linguistic terms to help the non-specialist a new timeline of second language learning theory development This third edition takes account of the significant developments that have taken place in the field in recent years. Highly active domains in which theoretical and methodological advances have been made are treated in more depth to ensure that this new edition of Second Language Learning Theories remains as fresh and relevant as ever.

Second Language Acquisition Myths

Second Language Acquisition Myths
Author: Steven Brown,Jenifer Larson-Hall
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press ELT
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0472034987
ISBN 13: 9780472034987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Second Language Acquisition Myths Book Review:

Children learn languages quickly and easily while adults are ineffective in comparison -- A true bilingual is someone who speaks two languages perfectly -- You can acquire a language simply through listening or reading -- Practice makes perfect -- Language students learn (and retain) what they are taught -- Language learners always benefit from correction -- Individual differences are a major, perhaps the major, factor in SLA -- Language acquisition is the individual acquisition of grammar.

How Children Learn Language

How Children Learn Language
Author: William O'Grady
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005-01-06
ISBN 10: 1139442155
ISBN 13: 9781139442152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Children Learn Language Book Review:

Adults tend to take language for granted - until they have to learn a new one. Then they realize how difficult it is to get the pronunciation right, to acquire the meaning of thousands of new words, and to learn how those words are put together to form sentences. Children, however, have mastered language before they can tie their shoes. In this engaging and accessible book, William O'Grady explains how this happens, discussing how children learn to produce and distinguish among sounds, their acquisition of words and meanings, and their mastery of the rules for building sentences. How Children Learn Language provides readers with a highly readable overview not only of the language acquisition process itself, but also of the ingenious experiments and techniques that researchers use to investigate his mysterious phenomenon. It will be of great interest to anyone - parent or student - wishing to find out how children acquire language.

Language and Learning in Multilingual Classrooms

Language and Learning in Multilingual Classrooms
Author: Elizabeth Coelho
Publsiher: Multilingual Matters
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2012-06-25
ISBN 10: 1847697208
ISBN 13: 9781847697202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Language and Learning in Multilingual Classrooms Book Review:

This book offers practical research-based advice for teachers and other educators on how to adapt school and classroom procedures, curriculum content, and instructional strategies in order to provide a supportive learning environment for students of minority language backgrounds who are learning the language of instruction at the same time as they are learning the curriculum.

Focus On Content Based Language Teaching

Focus On Content Based Language Teaching
Author: Patsy Lightbown
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-12
ISBN 10: 9780194000826
ISBN 13: 0194000826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Focus On Content Based Language Teaching Book Review:

Multilingualism and L2 Acquisition

Multilingualism and L2 Acquisition
Author: Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe,Leyre Ruiz de Zarobe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2018-04-19
ISBN 10: 1315448106
ISBN 13: 9781315448107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multilingualism and L2 Acquisition Book Review:

In recent years we have witnessed a growing interest in multilingualism and its relationship with the learning and teaching of second/foreign languages. However, multilingualism is a highly complex phenomenon, which has a direct influence on how we learn languages. For instance, do we learn a second/foreign language in a similar way in a multilingual context as in a monolingual one? What is the role of the other languages spoken in the community? Do contrasting learning contexts, like CLIL or studying abroad, produce different results? Can positive emotions such as foreign language enjoyment have an active role in the foreign language learning process? These and other topics will be discussed in this book, with the aim of understanding multilingualism, how languages are learned and how to teach them better. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Multilingualism.

Learning Strategies in Second Language Acquisition

Learning Strategies in Second Language Acquisition
Author: J. Michael O'Malley,Michael J. O' Malley,Anna Uhl Chamot,O'Malley J. Michael
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1990-02-23
ISBN 10: 9780521358378
ISBN 13: 052135837X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning Strategies in Second Language Acquisition Book Review:

A review of the literature on learning strategies, describing and classifying learning strategies in second language learning.

Teaching American English Pronunciation Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers

Teaching American English Pronunciation   Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers
Author: Susan Ehrlich,Peter Avery
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2013-05-20
ISBN 10: 0194342689
ISBN 13: 9780194342681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching American English Pronunciation Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers Book Review:

As an ESL teacher, have you looked at the phonetics textbooks on the market and decided that they don't directly address your needs? Unlike pronunciation books aimed at students of linguistics or at learners of English, Teaching American English Pronunciation has been written specifically for ESL teachers. It doesn't only give academic descriptions, but also helps you to improve your students' pronunciation effectively.

Motivational Teaching

Motivational Teaching
Author: Nick Thorner
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN 10: 0194200248
ISBN 13: 9780194200240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Motivational Teaching Book Review:

Motivational Teaching provides a clear overview of the many factors that affect learner motivation and connects each of them to innovative teaching ideas and strategies. • Features over 100 tried and tested teaching ideas, underpinned by the latest research into learner motivation. • Explores how motivation to learn works both on an individual level and within the classroom environment. • Provides insights to enhance motivation through key teaching processes, from choosing materials and designing tasks to closing lessons and giving feedback. • Investigates how teachers can raise learner motivation across a range of ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

Third language acquisition

Third language acquisition
Author: Camilla Bardel,Laura Sánchez
Publsiher: Language Science Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3961102805
ISBN 13: 9783961102808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Third language acquisition Book Review:

This book deals with the phenomenon of third language (L3) acquisition. As a research field, L3 acquisition is established as a branch of multilingualism that is concerned with how multilinguals learn additional languages and the role that their multilingual background plays in the process of language learning. The volume points out some current directions in this particular research area with a number of studies that reveal the complexity of multilingual language learning and its typical variation and dynamics. The eight studies gathered in the book represent a wide range of theoretical positions and offer empirical evidence from learners belonging to different age groups, and with varying levels of proficiency in the target language, as well as in other non-native languages belonging to the learner’s repertoire. Diverse linguistic phenomena and language combinations are viewed from a perspective where all previously acquired languages have a potential role to play in the process of learning a new language. In the six empirical studies, contexts of language learning in school or at university level constitute the main outlet for data collection. These studies involve several language backgrounds and language combinations and focus on various linguistic features. The specific target languages in the empirical studies are English, French and Italian. The volume also includes two theoretical chapters. The first one conceptualizes and describes the different types of multilingual language learning investigated in the volume: i) third or additional language learning by learners who are bilinguals from an early age, and ii) third or additional language learning by people who have previous experience of one or more non-native languages learned after the critical period. In particular, issues related to the roles played by age and proficiency in multilingual acquisition are discussed. The other theoretical chapter conceptualizes the grammatical category of aspect, reviewing previous studies on second and third language acquisition of aspect. Different models for L3 learning and their relevance and implications for representations of aspect and for potential differences in the processing of second and third language acquisition are also examined in this chapter. As a whole, the book presents current research into third or additional language learning by young learners or adults, considering some of the most important factors for the complex process of multilingual language learning: the age of onset of the additional language and that of previously acquired languages, social and affective factors, instruction, language proficiency and literacy, the typology of the background languages and the role they play in shaping syntax, lexicon, and other components of a L3. The idea for this book emanates from the symposium Multilingualism, language proficiency and age, organized by Camilla Bardel and Laura Sánchez at Stockholm University, Department of Language Education, in December 2016.