How Languages are Learned

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범문사, 1999 - Political Science - 192 pages
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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.

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I recommend this book to anyone interested in both L1 and L2 learning. This is a fantastic introduction to both aspects of language learning. I haven't read prior versions, so I can't compare, but the ... Read full review

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Main textbook in my Acquisition of English as a Second Language class for my TESL BA. Read full review

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Patsy M. Lightbown is Distinguished Professor Emerita at Concordia University in Montreal and Past President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics. Her research focuses on how instruction and feedback affect second-language acquisition in classrooms where the emphasis is on communicative" or "content-based" language teaching. The contexts for her work have included elementary schools in Canada and, more recently, dual-language bilingual classes in the U.S. Nina Spada is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Modern Language Centre, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her main areas of professional interest are second language acquisition, classroom research in L2 teaching and learning, and English as a Second Language.

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