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Second Language Teaching A View from the Right Side of the Brain

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ISBN-10: 1402014899

ISBN-13: 9781402014895

Edition: 2003

Authors: Marcel Danesi

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Second Language Teaching, A View from the Right Side of the Brain : -offers a practical introduction to the use of neuroscience to teach second languages; -provides information on the relation between how the brain learns and how this can be used to construct classroom activities; -evaluates methods, syllabi, approaches, etc. from the perspective of brain functioning; -illustrates how teaching can unfold with actual examples in several languages. This volume is indispensable in courses designed for language teachers, curriculum planners, and applied linguists.
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Book details

List price: $109.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 9/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 172
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.45" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Marcel Danesi is Professor of Semiotics and Anthropology at the University of Toronto. He has authored and co-authored many books on learning Italian and Spanish, including Learn Italian the Fast and Fun Way (Barron's).

The Second Language Teaching Dilemma. Introduction
The SLT Dilemma
The ""Method Response""
Grammar-Translation Pedagogy
The Direct Method
The Reading and Oral Methods
The Audiolingual Method
The Cognitive-codeMethod
Post-Method Responses
Communicative Language Teaching
Humanistic and Neurolinguistic Methods
The Proficiency Movement
Some Issues
Acquisition vs
Universal Grammar Theory
The Critical Period Hypothesis
The Role of Culture
The Foray into the Neurosciences