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Teaching Culture In Introductory Foreign Language Textbooks

Author : Carol A. Chapelle
ISBN : 9781137495990
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This book demonstrates how foreign language textbook analysis can inform future materials development to improve foreign language teaching. Through chronological analysis of French textbooks in the United States, this book explores the representations of Canada and Quebec in French beginner textbooks produced from 1960 to 2010. Chapelle couples a large collection of 65 textbooks with a social-semiotic qualitative analysis of the genres, language and images that communicate Quebec's cultural narrative to learners. Findings about the amount and type of content are presented by decade to track the trends in foreign language teaching and changes in Quebec’s representation. Particular attention is given to how language politics is presented to students through text and images. This book will be of interest to scholars of Canadian Studies, Quebec Studies and Second Language Acquisition, as well as foreign language materials developers.

Teaching And Learning Language And Culture

Author : Michael Byram
ISBN : 1853592110
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Offers some theoretical innovations in teaching foreign languages and reports how they have been applied to curriculum development and experimental courses at the upper secondary and college levels. Approaches language learning as comprising several dimensions, including grammatical competence, change in attitudes, learning about another culture, and reflecting on one's own. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Pathways To Culture

Author : Paula Rae Heusinkveld
ISBN : UOM:39076001881387
Genre : Education
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Context And Culture In Language Teaching And Learning

Author : Michael Byram
ISBN : 1853596574
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The chapters in this book all address the significance of the relationship between the aims and methods of language teaching and the contexts in which it takes place. Some consider the implications for the ways in which we research language teaching; others present the results of research and development work.

Culture In Second Language Teaching And Learning

Author : Eli Hinkel
ISBN : 9780521644907
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This book identifies the many facets of culture that influence second language learners and teachers. The paperback edition identifies the many facets of culture that influence second language learners and teachers. It addresses the impact of culture on learning to interact, speak, construct meaning, and write in a second language, while staying within the sociocultural paradigms specific to a particular language and its speakers. By providing a comprehensive introduction to research from other disciplines on the interaction between language and culture, this volume offers an important contribution to the field of second language acquisition.

What Do Teachers And Students Want From A Foreign Language Textbook

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Textbooks are essential to Foreign Language (FL) curricula. They contribute to the homogenization of instruction between multiple-language courses; they provide learners with an advance organizer; they help train novice teachers, and they supply both novice and experienced instructors with a variety of resources (Allen, in press). In a context where the textbook appears to be the pillar of FL instruction, we find numerous studies about teachers' beliefs concerning FL textbooks (Ariew, 1982; Apple, 1986; Menke, 1994; Graden, 1996; Richards & Mahoney, 1996; Masuhara, 1998; Bancheri, 2006); however, there are very few studies on students' self-perceived needs (Jan & Glenn, 1984), and equally few on both teachers' and students' perspectives on language teaching materials (Donovan, 1998). Thus, the goal of this study is to examine both students' and teachers' views of FL textbooks in light of current Second Language Acquisition (SLA) theory. In so doing, this project addresses three research questions: (1) what role should authenticity of the L2, target culture, and tasks play in language teaching materials?, (2) what place should grammar take in FL textbooks?, and (3) what part should technology play in language teaching materials? 48 French teachers and 1023 learners from four major North-American universities were surveyed using an online questionnaire containing not only closed-response questions rated on a four point Likert-type scale but also open-ended questions. This mixed-design methodology allowed the researcher to draw tentative conclusions on how to reconcile language teaching materials design with SLA research, teachers' beliefs and students' self-perceived needs. Practical implications for language teacher training programs and FL textbook development are offered.

An Introduction To Foreign Language Learning And Teaching

Author : Keith Johnson
ISBN : UOM:39015050523953
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teachingpresents an engaging, student-friendly guide to the fields of foreign language learning and teaching. It provides essential background information and deals with language learning and teaching in a clear and comprehensible way. The book covers both theoretical and practical aspects of the field and provides suggestions throughout for discussion and workshop activities.

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