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Effective Learning and Teaching in Modern Languages : Effective Learning and Teaching in Higher Education - James A. Coleman

Effective Learning and Teaching in Modern Languages

Effective Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

By: James A. Coleman (Editor), John Klapper (Editor)

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Published: 31st March 2005
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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 in" "Modern Language"s 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.

List of contributorsp. viii
Forewordp. x
Introductionp. xii
University Modern Languages: students and staffp. 1
Modern Languages as a university disciplinep. 3
Who are our students and what do they bring from previous experience?p. 10
Where do our graduates go? Languages and careersp. 17
Who teaches our students? University teachers and their professional developmentp. 23
The theory and practice of language teachingp. 29
Research into language learningp. 31
Curriculum designp. 44
The four language skills or 'juggling simultaneous constraints'p. 52
Teaching grammarp. 67
Teaching and learning vocabularyp. 75
Assessment in Modern Languagesp. 80
Assessing language skillsp. 90
Using the foreign language assistantp. 102
Translating and interpretingp. 108
Modes and contexts of university language learningp. 115
Institution-wide languages programmes and non-specialist learnersp. 117
Residence abroadp. 126
Independent learningp. 133
Distance learning in Modern Languagesp. 142
Computer-assisted language learning (CALL)p. 148
The internet and computer-mediated communicationp. 153
The effective learning of languages in tandemp. 165
Corpora and concordancesp. 173
A diverse disciplinep. 179
Cultural Studiesp. 181
Languages and Business Studiesp. 187
Linguisticsp. 192
Area Studiesp. 201
Literary Studiesp. 207
Referencesp. 215
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ISBN: 9780415346641
ISBN-10: 0415346649
Series: Effective Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 31st March 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 15.8  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1