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Understanding Communication in Second Language Classrooms : Cambridge Language Education - Karen E. Johnson

Understanding Communication in Second Language Classrooms

Cambridge Language Education

Paperback

Published: 24th February 1995
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The author constructs a conceptual framework that clarifies patterns of classroom communication. The paperback edition offers an integrated view of communication in second language classrooms - one that acknowledges the importance of what teachers and students bring to the class environment, as well as what actually occurs during face-to-face communication within the classroom. Drawing on actual classroom transcripts from a range of instructional settings, Johnson constructs a conceptual framework through which teachers can recognize how patterns of classroom communication are established and maintained, how these patterns affect students' participation in classroom events, and how their participation shapes the ways they use language for learning and their opportunities for second language acquisition. Relevant research is presented from the areas of classroom discourse, language in communities, teacher cognition, classroom learning, and second language acquisition.

'The major strength of this book is in its real examples of how second language classroom communication is established and maintained facilitating teaching, learning and second languge acquisition. It is a valuable reference for teacher educators, student teachers and classroom teachers.' VATME Newsletter, No 63, 1996 'The book both does what it sets out to do and does it well. It is reader-friendly, the plentiful examples and clear explanations both contributing to this quality.' EA Journal, Vol 13, No 2

Understanding Communication In Second Language Classrooms
Understanding communication in second language classrooms
Teachers' control of the patterns of classroom communication
Students' perceptions of the patterns of classroom communication
Students' knowledge and use of language
Students' use of language for classroom learning and second language acquisition
Examining Patterns Of Communication In Second Language Classrooms
Examining teacher-student interaction
Examining student-student interaction
Examining community/school-based issues and second language classrooms
Promoting Communication In Second Language Classrooms
Promoting communication in second language classrooms
Classroom communicative competence
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ISBN: 9780521459686
ISBN-10: 0521459680
Series: Cambridge Language Education
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 24th February 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.31