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Educational Linguistics

Learning Languages, Learning Life Skills

Autobiographical reflexive approach to teaching and learning a foreign language

Authors: Jaatinen, Riitta

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Learning Languages, Learning Life Skills offers an autobiographical reflexive approach to foreign language education. The orientation of the book is practical, containing rich descriptions of language learning situations including authentic language use and student stories.

Teaching techniques, including planning, methods, classroom work and evaluation, case studies of "good" language learning and illustrations of how dialogue based on reminiscing can be used to promote students’ well-being in the language classroom are described in detail. Many practical examples of how to develop an autobiographical reflexive approach, based on the phenomenological philosophy and methodology, are presented. Learning Languages, Learning Life Skills significantly enhances the communicative approach and goes beyond it into a new paradigm, whereby foreign language teaching and learning are seen as foreign language education.

Learning Languages, Learning Life Skills offers unique ways of developing vocational language teaching as an integrated holistic approach combining language contents with vocationally relevant topics and the interactive, dialogical processes of working in language classes. Presented in a "common sense" way and accessible to non-native English readers, Learning Languages, Learning Life Skills will be of interest to teachers as well as researchers in the areas of applied and educational linguistics.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-13

  • Personal Knowledge of Being a Teacher

    Pages 15-34

  • A Paradigm of Meaning, Language and “Silence”

    Pages 35-46

  • Explicating Methodological Commitments

    Pages 47-52

  • Autobiographical Reflexive Approach in the Context of Teaching Language and Culture for Specific Purposes

    Pages 53-70

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eBook $119.00
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Softcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4240-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learning Languages, Learning Life Skills
Book Subtitle
Autobiographical reflexive approach to teaching and learning a foreign language
Authors
Series Title
Educational Linguistics
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-37064-4
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-37064-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-37063-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4240-1
Series ISSN
1572-0292
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 230
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