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Affect in Language Learning

Affect in Language Learning

  • Author: Jane Arnold
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521650410
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 346
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This book examines the role of affect and cognition in language learning

Understanding Research in Second Language Learning

Understanding Research in Second Language Learning

A Teacher's Guide to Statistics and Research Design

  • Author: Brown,James Dean Brown
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521315517
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 219
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What is research? - Variables - Data organization - Controlling extraneous variables - Critiquing statistical studies - The group and the individuals - Patterns in human behavior - Statistics for testing - Statistical logic - Correlation - Comparing means - Comparing frequencies - Hands-on critique and posttest.

Motivational Strategies in the Language Classroom

Motivational Strategies in the Language Classroom

  • Author: Zoltan Dörnyei
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521790298
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 155
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When trying to explain any success or failure in second language (L2) learning, the term 'motivation' is often used by teachers and students alike. Indeed, motivation is one of the key learner factors that determines the rate and success of L2 attainment: it provides the primary impetus to initiate learning the L2 and later the driving force to sustain the long learning process. Without sufficient motivation, even individuals with the most remarkable abilities cannot accomplish long-term goals. This book takes a practical approach to teaching motivational strategies in the language classroom, and gives the teacher strategies that they can use to motivate language learners.

Teaching Languages to Young Learners

Teaching Languages to Young Learners

  • Author: Lynne Cameron
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521773253
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 258
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This book will develop readers' understanding of children are being taught a foreign language.

Language Test Construction and Evaluation

Language Test Construction and Evaluation

  • Author: Charles J.. Alderson,J. Charles Alderson,Caroline Clapham,Dianne Wall
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521478298
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 310
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This book describes the process of language test construction and reviews current practice.

Voices from the Language Classroom

Voices from the Language Classroom

Qualitative Research in Second Language Education

  • Author: Kathleen M. Bailey
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521559041
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 466
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This volume is a collection of nineteen original papers written by teachers and researchers about what actually happens in language classrooms, both those in which language is the topic of instruction and those where it functions primarily as the medium of instruction. The authors utilize a variety of research methods, with an emphasis on the collection and analysis of qualitative data. Chapters investigate such issues as language-related anxiety, curriculum renewal, classroom interaction, teachers' on-line decision-making, and sociopolitical concerns which affect life in schools. Among the countries represented in the research are Australia, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, the Sultanate of Oman, and the United States. --From publisher's description.

Foreign and Second Language Learning

Foreign and Second Language Learning

Language Acquisition Research and Its Implications for the Classroom

  • Author: William Littlewood
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521274869
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 114
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In Foreign and Second Language Learning, William Littlewood surveys recent research into how people acquire languages and considers its relevance for language teaching. He describes the most important studies and ideas about first language acquisition, and how these have influenced and developed into studies of second language acquisition. He considers the background of language theories which were current before the present interest in acquisition research, and looks at factors such as learners' errors, whether learners are predisposed to acquire language in certain sequences, why some people are apparently more successful at learning languages than others, and how learners make use of their new language to communicate. The use of clear examples, the careful explanation and balanced commentary on the research enable the reader to evaluate the evidence and consider the relevance of work in this field to the day to day concerns of teaching and learning languages.

Culture Bound

Culture Bound

Bridging the Cultural Gap in Language Teaching

  • Author: Joyce Merrill Valdes
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521310451
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 222
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This book is designed to give language teachers a basis for introducing a cultural component into their teaching. The paperback edition is a collection of selected essays that attempts to provide language teachers with a basis for introducing a cultural component into their teaching. It includes essays written especially for the volume, as well as some that have been previously published.

Second Language Classrooms

Second Language Classrooms

Research on Teaching and Learning

  • Author: Craig Chaudron
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521339803
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 221
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This book provides a critical overview of recent classroom-centred research and its implications for the teaching and learning of languages giving new insights into how languages are learned and what the effects of classroom instruction are.

Testing for Language Teachers

Testing for Language Teachers

  • Author: Arthur Hughes
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521484952
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 251
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This 2nd edition includes a new chapter on testing young learners and features expanded chapters on common test techniques and testing overall ability. There is also an additional appendix on item banking and a revised appendix on statistical analysis of test data.