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Education & Language | Second and Foreign Language Education - Encyclopedia of Language and EducationVolume 4

Second and Foreign Language Education

Encyclopedia of Language and EducationVolume 4

Van Deusen-Scholl, Nelleke, Hornberger, Nancy (Eds.)

2008, XXIV, 420 p.


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  • Truly global coverage of language and education
  • Necessary reference for every university and college library  
  • Essential research on foreign language education
  • The text of each review is followed by a reference list containing about 30 key references mentioned in the text
This volume presents the most recent theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical insights on foreign and second language learning and teaching in diverse educational settings and situations, learner populations, proficiency levels and teaching practices. Five thematic sections each include theoretical and practical approaches to second and foreign language education: •Theoretical underpinnings •Current approaches •International perspectives •Teacher preparation and professional development •The role of technology This is one of ten volumes of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education published by Springer. The Encyclopedia bears testimony to the dynamism and evolution of the language and education field, as it confronts the ever-burgeoning and irrepressible linguistic diversity and ongoing pressures and expectations placed on education around the world.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Bilingual - Bilingual education - CLIL - Computer-Mediated Communication - Computer-assisted - Distance learning - Language Learning - Professional communication - Teacher training - Theoretical - language - language teaching - linguistics - second language

Related subjects » Education & Language - Linguistics

Table of contents 

General Editor’s Introduction / Nancy H. Hornberger Introduction to Volume 4: Second and Foreign Language Education / Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl Contributors Reviewers Section 1: Theoretical Underpinnings 1. Applied Linguistic Theory and Second/Foreign Language Education / Claire Kramsch 2. Sociolinguistics and Language Education / Sandra Lee McKay 3. Individual Differences in Second and Foreign Language Learning / Robert C. Gardner 4. Conditions for Second Language (L2) Learning / Rebecca Oxford Section 2: Current Approaches to Second and Foreign Language Education 5. Content-based Instruction / Fredricka L. Stoller 6. Task-based Instruction / Teresa Pica 7. Professional Communication / Britt-Louise Gunnarsson 8. CLIL—A Pedagogical Approach from the European Perspective / Do Coyle 9. Second Language Learning in a Study Abroad Context / Barbara Freed Section 3: International Perspectives on Second and Foreign Language Learning 10. Foreign Language Learning in K-12 Classrooms in the United States / Myriam Met 11. Issues in Heritage Language Learning in the United States / Olga Kagan and Kathleen Dillon 12. Learning and Teaching Endangered Indigenous Languages / Leanne Hinton 13. Community Language Learning in Australia / Michael George Clyne and Sue Fernandez 14. Second and Foreign Language Learning in South Africa / Nkonko M. Kamwangamalu 15. Second and Foreign Language Education in Canada / Margaret Early 16. Language Education in Europe: The Common European Framework of Reference / Peter Broeder and Waldemar Martyniuk 17. Innovative Second and Foreign Language Education in the Middle East and North Africa / Mahmoud A. Al-Khatib 18. Innovative Second and Foreign Language Education in Southeast Asia / Anne Pakir 19. Innovative Second and Foreign Language Education in the South Pacific / Noel Watts Section 4: Teacher Preparation and Professional Development 20. The Professional Development of Foreign Language Instructors in Postsecondary Education / Linda von Hoene 21. Network-based Language Teaching / Richard Kern, Paige Ware and Mark Warschauer 22. Teacher Training in Bilingual Education in Peru / Virginia Zavala 23. Nonnative Speaking Teachers of English as a Foreign Language / Oleg Tarnopolsky Section 5: The Role of Technology in Second and Foreign Language Education 24. Computer-mediated Communication / Steven L. Thorne 25. Learner Corpora in Foreign Language Education / Sylviane Granger 26. Computer-assisted Language Assessment / Paula Winke and Fei Fei 27. Distance Learning for Second and Foreign Language Teaching / Robert Blake Subject Index Name Index Tables of Contents: Volumes 1–10

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