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English Language Teaching in Its Social Context : A Reader - Neil Mercer

English Language Teaching in Its Social Context

A Reader

Paperback Published: 16th November 2000
ISBN: 9780415241229
Number Of Pages: 368

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English Language Teaching in its Social Context offers sociolinguistic, ethnographic, and social-psychological perspectives on TESOL teaching and learning and introduces the relevant literature on second language acquisition. Together with its companion volumes, it presents English language teaching in a variety of specific institutional, geographic and cultural contexts.
The articles - a range of seminal and specially commissioned pieces - have been carefully chosen to present four major principles of English language teaching:
* they focus on the roles played by teachers and learners
* recognise the individuality of language learners
* support teachers in the provision of active guidance for students' learning
* examine both positive and negative patterns of interaction between learners and teachers.
This Reader offers people unfamiliar with research in this field an overall impression of English language teaching issues while allowing the more experienced reader the opportunity to relate his or her own experiences to the theories presented.

List of illustrationsp. x
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
How is language learning explained?
Second Language Learning: Key Concepts and Issuesp. 11
Factors Affecting Second Language Learningp. 28
Second Language Acquisition: Research and Language Pedagogyp. 44
Comprehension and Production Strategies in Language Learningp. 75
Constraints and Resources in Classroom Talk: Issues of Equality and Symmetryp. 90
Language Acquisition or Language Socialisation in and Through Discourse? Towards a Redefinition of the Domain of Slap. 108
The Social Context for Language Learning: A Neglected Situation?p. 122
Strategies and goals in the classroom context
The Development of Efl Methodologyp. 147
Beyond Methodsp. 167
Focus on Form: A Design Feature in Language Teaching Methodologyp. 180
Teaching Grammar in Contextp. 191
Genre-Based Approaches to Writing and Beginning Adult Esl Learnersp. 200
Critical Ethnography of a Sri Lankan Classroom: Ambiguities in Student Opposition to Reproduction Through Esolp. 208
Safe-Talk: Collusion in Apartheid Educationp. 227
Analysing teaching and learning
Language for Teaching a Languagep. 243
Learning a New Register in a Second Languagep. 258
Doing-English-Lessons in the Reproduction or Transformation of Social Worlds?p. 271
Evaluation of Classroom Interactionp. 287
Navigating the Discourse: on What is Learned in the Language Classroomp. 306
Recording and Transcribing Talk in Educational Settingsp. 323
Indexp. 345
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ISBN: 9780415241229
ISBN-10: 0415241227
Series: Teaching English Language Worldwide
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 16th November 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.61 x 17.4  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1

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