Language Teaching Research and Language Pedagogy

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 17, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 387 pages
This book examines current research centered on the second language classroom and the implications of this research for both the teaching and learning of foreign languages. It offers illuminating insights into the important relationship between research and teaching, and the inherent complexities of the teaching and learning of foreign languages in classroom settings.

  • Offers an accessible overview of a range of research on instruction and learning in the L2 classroom
  • Bridges the relationship between research, teachers, and learners
  • Helps evolve the practice of dedicated current language teachers with research findings that suggest best practices for language teaching
 

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Contents

Developments in Language Teaching Research
1
List of Tables
5
Methods for Researching the Second Language Classroom
21
Comparative Method Studies
51
Second Language Classroom Discourse
75
Focus on the Teacher
115
Focus on the Learner
151
Investigating the Performance of Tasks
195
Interaction and L2 Learning in the Classroom
237
FormFocused Instruction and Second Language Learning
271
Instruction Individual Differences and L2 Learning
307
Research and Language Teaching
337
References
349
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About the author (2012)

Rod Ellis is currently Professor in the Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics, University of Auckland, where he teaches postgraduate courses on second language acquisition, individual differences in language learning and task-based teaching. His books include Understanding Second Language Acquisition (winner of the BAAL Prize, 1986), The Study of Second Language Acquisition (winner of the Duke of Edinburgh prize, 1995), Task-Based Learning and Teaching (2003), and Analyzing Learner Language (with Gary Barkhuizen, 2005).

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