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Language Alive in the Classroom

Author : Rebecca S. Wheeler
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When it comes to grammar, teachers often wonder how to reach their students. This volume offers a resounding response. Articles range from an exploration of cultural attitudes toward grammar to models of how students may become sleuths as they discover the often surprising patterns of our language. Teachers are shown how to bring language alive in the classroom.

Learning Language Through Literature in Primary Schools

Author : Peter Kennedy
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This resource book contains a wealth of ideas for primary school teachers of English who wish to use literary texts and techniques in the language classroom. The book offers practical assistance in the form of lesson plans, teaching procedures, sample worksheets and follow-up activities. These have been tried out and reacted to by Hong Kong primary teachers, so that what is presented here is realistic and feasible in local classrooms. The materials will be useful for all practising primary teachers of English as well as for those on teacher education programmes. The aim of the Experiential Dimension of the new Target Oriented Curriculum is to help Hong Kong (primary school) children ‘. . . Develop an ever-improving capability to use English to respond and give expression to real and imaginative experience.’ Activities related to storytelling, rhyme, songs and playlets are used here to help develop reading, listening and speaking skills and to generate written work appropriate for this level. Instead of language routines, drills and practice exercises there is an opportunity for the children to develop confidence in using English through greater personal engagement. The tasks call for the active involvement of all pupils. When children see the words come alive and get up off the page, their crucial first experiences of learning English are likely to be enriching and enjoyable ones.

Language Alive

Author : Robert M. Counahan
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Bad Language

Author : Edwin Battistella
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Is today's language at an all-time low? Are pronunciations like cawfee and chawklit bad English? Is slang like my bad or hook up improper? Is it incorrect to mix English and Spanish, as in Yo quiero Taco Bell? Can you write Who do you trust? rather than Whom do you trust? Linguist Edwin Battistella takes a hard look at traditional notions of bad language, arguing that they are often based in sterile conventionality. Examining grammar and style, cursing, slang, and political correctness, regional and ethnic dialects, and foreign accents and language mixing, Battistella discusses the strong feelings evoked by language variation, from objections to the pronunciation NU-cu-lar to complaints about bilingual education. He explains the natural desire for uniformity in writing and speaking and traces the association of mainstream norms to ideas about refinement, intelligence, education, character, national unity and political values. Battistella argues that none of these qualities is inherently connected to language. It is tempting but wrong, Battistella argues, to think of slang, dialects and nonstandard grammar as simply breaking the rules of good English. Instead, we should view language as made up of alternative forms of orderliness adopted by speakers depending on their purpose. Thus we can study the structure and context of nonstandard language in order to illuminate and enrich traditional forms of language, and make policy decisions based on an informed engagement. Re-examining longstanding and heated debates, Bad Language will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers engaged and interested in the debate over what constitutes proper language.

Sociolinguistics Soziolinguistik

Author : Ulrich Ammon
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The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.

Linguistics at School

Author : Kristin Denham
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This volume shows how linguistics can be integrated into school curricula, presenting research and practice in the field of language within education.

Using Authentic Video in the Language Classroom

Author : Jane Sherman
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Language teaching material using authentic film and television is motivating and fun. However, teachers are often unsure of how to use this material in their language classroom.Using Authentic Video in the Language Classroom guides and supports teachers with practical suggestions for activities which can be used with films, drama, soap operas, comedy, sports programmes, documentaries and adverts.Video is a rich renewable resource which can be used in the classroom to refresh conventional textbook material. These activities can be used time and time again with new material to stimulate students and bring the language alive. Many of the activities would also lend themselves for use with other technologies such DVDs and Webcasts.It enables teachers to access the powerful teaching tool of video with successful activities for the language classroom.

How to Keep Your Language Alive

Author : Leanne Hinton
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Do you want to learn the language of your ancestors? Do you want to help save an endangered language? Do you know someone who speaks another language and could help you learn it? If the answer to any or all of these questions is "yes," this book can help. Amidst an epidemic of worldwide language loss, author Leanne Hinton and a group of dedicated language activists have created a master-apprentice program, a one-on-one approach to ensure that new speakers will take the place of those who are fluent in the world's languages. The Master-Apprentice Language Learning Program originated among the indigenous tribes of California, but this is a manual for students of all languages, from Yurok to Yiddish, Washoe to Welsh. Here is a simple, structured series of exercises and activities designed to help you take advantage of the language-learning skills shared by all humans, along with advice to students and their mentors about how to succeed.--From publisher description.

The Routledge Handbook of Hispanic Applied Linguistics

Author : Manel Lacorte
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of Hispanic applied linguistics, allowing students to understand the field from a variety of perspectives and offering insight into the ever-growing number of professional opportunies afforded to Spanish language program graduates. The goal of this book is to re-contextualize the notion of applied linguistics as simply the application of theoretical linguistic concepts to practical settings and to consider it as its own field that addresses language-based issues and problems in a real-world context. The book is organized into five parts: 1) perspectives on learning Spanish 2) issues and environments in Spanish teaching 3) Spanish in the professions 4) the discourses of Spanish and 5) social and political contexts for Spanish. The book’s all-inclusive coverage gives students the theoretical and sociocultural context for study in Hispanic applied linguistics while offering practical information on its application in the professional sector.

100 Ways to Teach Language Online

Author : Shane Dixon
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From the author of the best-selling 100 TESOL Activities comes an updated and expanded edition now revised for the online language teacher! 100 Ways to Teach Language Online will give you simple, powerful, and effective teaching tools as you make the switch from a traditional classroom to an online setting. Designed to be practical, the activities in this book will get students to communicate and interact, and make language come alive in the online classroom while still meeting the needs of the digital learning environment. This book is organized in easy to follow categories that include the most common activities in English language teaching, as well as a lesson planning overview. The lesson plans are broken up into Warm-ups, Guided Practice, Independent Practice, Listening Activities, Reading Activities, Writing Activities, Speaking Activities, Vocabulary Activities, and Teaching Language Learner Autonomy. Above all, this manual is your toolbox, meaning that it is best used when you feel stuck or unable to think of how best to teach a particular subject matter. In other words, think of this book as a way to jumpstart your brain…especially when it stalls. The activities are academically sound, easy to follow and implement, can be easily adapted to a number of contexts, take little or no time to prepare, and are adaptable to all learning levels. Whether you are new to online teaching or simply need a quick reference guide to get your creative juices flowing, this is the book for you.