Becoming a Language Teacher A Practical Guide to Second Language Learning and Teaching

ISBN-10: 0205430821

ISBN-13: 9780205430826

Edition: 2008

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Becoming a Language Teacheris a comprehensive guide to the knowledge and classroom skills teachers need to meet the needs of all language learners. A much-needed resource in an era when all mainstream classroom teachers need to always be focusing on language,Becoming a Language Teacherrecognizes that the development of academic literacy is the goal of many language teachers and essential to the school success of English language learnersunlike most methods books, which concentrate on language for communication purposes rather than for academic needs.nbsp;nbsp;Becoming a Language Teacheris a comprehensive guide to the knowledge and classroom skills teachers need to meet the needs of all language learners. The book encourages each reader to develop a personal approach to language teaching.nbsp;Teachers at any grade level who work with ELL students
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Book details

List price: $81.60
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Preface
What Do Language Teachers Think About?
What Should I Know about Language Learners and Language Teaching Settings?
Types of Language Learning Settings
Learner Characteristics
Younger Learners and Stages of Cognitive Development
What Should I Know about Second Language Acquisition?
Theories of Second Language Acquisition
The Critical Period Hypothesis
How the Theories Differ on Important Language Teaching Issues
Implications for Language Teaching
What Should I Know about Language Teaching Methodologies?
Language Teaching Methods
What Is the Best Language Teaching Method?
Content-Based, Learner-Centered, and Task-Based Approaches to Language Teaching
From Teacher-Centered to Learner-Centered Approaches
How Do You Teach a Language?
What Should I Know about Teaching Listening?
The Importance of Listening Comprehension
Obstacles to Teaching Listening Comprehension
The Listening Process
Some Guidelines for Developing Listening Activities
Activity Ideas
Assessing Listening Comprehension
What Should I Know about Teaching Speaking?
The Importance of True Communication in the Language Classroom
Obstacles to Teaching Speaking
The Development of Speaking Ability
Some Guidelines for Developing Speaking Activities
Activity Ideas
Assessing Speaking
What Should I Know about Teaching Reading?
The Importance of Reading
The Reading Process
Types of Second Language Reading
Learning to Read in a Second Language
Types of Reading Materials
Helping Students Develop Effective Reading Strategies
ESL Teachers and Content Reading
Some Guidelines for Teaching Reading
Activity Ideas
Assessing Reading Comprehension
What Should I Know about Teaching Writing?
The Writing Process
Types of Second Language Writing
Helping Students Develop Effective Writing Strategies
Some Guidelines for Teaching Writing
Activity Ideas
Assessing Writing
What Should I Know about Teaching Academic English in Content Classes?
The Development of Academic Language
Generation 1.5 and Transnational Students
Scaffolding, Contextualized Input, and Thematic Units
Promoting Second Language Development in Content Classes
Academic Literacy
Integrating Language Skills Using Thematic Units and Task-Based Activities
Some Guidelines for Teaching Language through Content
Activity Ideas
Assessing Language in Content Classes
How Do I Know What to Teach?
How Do I Assess Language Learning?
Standards
Issues in Language Testing
Testing Approaches
Testing for a Variety of Purposes
Testing the Standards
The TOEFL and the ACTFL OPI
How Do I Plan My Classes?
Planning for Your Students
Common Language Teaching Activities
Where Do I Go from Here?
So, Am I Now a Language Teacher?
Thinking of Yourself as a Language Teacher
Becoming Open to New Ideas about Language and Language Teaching
Becoming a Better Language Teacher
Your Future as a Language Teacher
Beginning Your Journey as a Language Teacher
The Beliefs about Language Learning Inventory (BALLI) ESL Version
Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS)
Teacher Foreign Language Anxiety Scale (TFLAS)
Glossary
Index
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