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by Patsy M. Lightbown

Download How Languages Are Learned (Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers Series) ePub
  • ISBN 0194370003
  • ISBN13 978-0194370004
  • Language English
  • Author Patsy M. Lightbown
  • Publisher Oxford University Press; 2 edition (April 1, 1999)
  • Pages 208
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  • Category Different
  • Subcategory Social Sciences
  • Size ePub 1568 kb
  • Size Fb2 1133 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 731

This series is designed to provide a source of reference for both language teachers and teacher trainers. Each title is intended to serve both as a basis for courses and seminars, and as a longer-term reference text for the working teacher's bookshelf. This is a completely revised and updated edition of this readable introduction to the study of language acquisition. By understanding how languages are learned, teachers will be more able to judge the merits of different teaching methodologies and textbooks, and make the most of the time they spend with learners. How Languages are Learned provides a clear introduction to the main theories of first and second language acquisition and, with the help of activities and questionnaires, discusses their practical impllications for language teaching.

Discussion Questions. Supplementary Activities for teachers. This guide to vocabulary acquisition presents the major ideas and principles that relate to the teaching and learning of vocabulary.

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Patsy M Lightbown and Nina Spada. Oxford university press. Oxford university pr. s. Great Clarendon Street, Oxford on 6DP Oxford Univenity Press is a depanrnent of the Univenity of Oxford.

An introduction to the main theories of first and second. by. Patsy M. Lightbown

Format Paperback 272 pages. Dimensions 168 x 246 x 15mm 465g. Publication date 01 Dec 2013. Publisher Oxford University Press. Publication City/Country Oxford, United Kingdom.

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For example, air traffic controllers need English primarily to guide aircraft through the skies.

About the Author: Patsy M. Lightbown is Distinguished Professor Emerita at Concordia University in Montreal and Past President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics.

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DireRaven
I really recommend this book as an introduction to Second Language Acquisition (SLA) reasearch. It was written with the language teacher in mind. Many of the other books on the subject are focused on the researcher rather than the teacher, so this book fills a gap in the literature. The explanations of the major theories are carried out without frequent use of jargon, so it's easy for the beginner to get a handle on SLA theory. I even recommend this for students who are studying SLA in graduate school. This will provide an excellent introduction that could be read before reading more difficult texts. After readinging "How Languages Are Learned", you'll understand more in depth discussions about the theories covered. A must for all practicing language teachers.
Ese
love it
Kazimi
My husband used this book so many times throughout his graduate degree in MAT in ELL. He used it for article reviews and used it in an annotated bibliography as well as extensively for his thesis. I didn't read it, personally, but flipping through it, there's very little that ISN'T highlighted!!
Eigeni
I love this book. As a teacher of English as a Second Language this book has been immeasurably helpful. Love it!
ARE
This book, although somewhat theoretical, has many ideas for anyone teaching English as a second language. This an excellent guide to help the teacher select a comfortable yet solid approach for teaching
Zetadda
great book for class. wrote all of my papers off of this text and there is very valuable information in here!
Gavirim
For language teachers. Covers elements of first and second language learning with a view to language teaching. Does not provide any lesson plans/class activities, its more theory than practical. Makes the reader aware of the current issues and proposes effective models. I like it, I'm buying a copy.
I used this book in a graduate ESL teacher-training SLA course. It presents all the relevant theory and research in terms students can understand. I adapted some of the authors' analyses to be used as models in student projects. Works well in combination with Vivian Cook's _Second Language Learning and Language Teaching_. I will definitely use it again.
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