Tailored to meet the needs of teachers, lecturers and tutors of modern languages, this comprehensive guide will help you to improve your understanding of modern languages and will also enhance your practice in the classroom.
Effective Learning and Teaching inModern Languages offers insights from the latest research into learning and teaching within the discipline, and also outlines innovative teaching techniques, covering all the subjects critical to a lecturer of modern languages, including:
* The demands made of students and staff in modern languages
* The 'four skills' of assessment, grammar, vocabulary and translation
* Technology-enhanced learning
* Residence abroad
* Subdisciplines such as linguistics and business, area, cultural and literary studies
* Professional development
Providing both a clear overview of the discipline and a wealth of techniques, practical advice and useful resources, this book will be welcomed by lecturers or tutors new to the profession and experienced lecturers wanting to keep up with the latest developments and improve their students' learning.
University modern languages: students and staff -- Modern languages as a university discipline / James A. Coleman -- Who are our students and what do they bring from previous experience? / Norbert Pachler -- Where do our graduates go? Languages and careers / James A. Coleman -- Who teaches our students? University teachers and their professional development / John Klapper -- The theory and practice of language teaching -- Research into language learning / James A. Coleman and John Klapper -- Curriculum design / James A. Coleman and Elizabeth Hauge -- The four language skills or 'juggling simultaneous constraints' / Elspeth Broady -- Teaching grammar / John Klapper -- Teaching and learning vocabulary / Paul Meara -- Assessment in modern languages / John Klapper -- Assessing language skills / John Klapper -- Using the foreign language assistant / Agn??s Gower -- Translating and interpreting / James A. Coleman and Isabelle Perez -- Modes and contexts of university language learning -- Institution-wide languages programmes and non-specialist learners / Derrik Ferney -- Residence abroad / James A. Coleman -- Independent learning / Vicky Wright -- Distance learning in modern languages / Stella Hurd -- Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) / June Thompson -- The internet and computer-mediated communication / Sophie Ioannou-Georgiou -- The effective learning of languages in tandem / Tim Lewis -- Corpora and concordances / Marie-Madeleine Kenning -- A diverse discipline -- Cultural studies / Michael Kelly -- Languages and business studies / David Head -- Linguistics / Rosalind Temple -- Area studies / Alison Phipps -- Literary studies / Diana Holmes and David Platten.