Focus on Oral Interaction

Author: Rhonda Oliver
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780194000840
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Referencing classroom-based research and classroom vignettes, Focus on Oral Interaction explores the role of oral interaction for second language learning with a special focus on school-age English language learners.

Focus on Assessment Oxford Key Concepts for the Language Classroom

Author: Eunice Eunhee Jang
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0194002985
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Helps teachers understand research evidence in language assessment for students aged 5-18, and to develop an ability to design, implement and critically evaluate language assessment, with reference to language frameworks and standards for assessment in school education.

Focus on Assessment

Author: Eunice Jang
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780194000833
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Referencing classroom-based research and classroom vignettes, Focus on Assessment helps you to understand research evidence in language assessment for students aged 6-16. It develops your ability to design, implement, and critically evaluate language assessment.

Mobile Learning

Author: Shaun Wilden
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0194200183
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Into the Classroom is a series of short, practical guides that help teachers who work in the primary and secondary school setting to make sense of new teaching tools, techniques, and educational policy, with ideas for implementing them in the classroom. Mobile Learning provides clear guidance and essential support for teachers who want to use mobile devices in and outside the language classroom. Full of practical ideas and activities, it emphasizes the power of the mobile device as a tool for language learning. Mobile Learning: • helps teachers get started with using mobile devices and apps in class. • shows how to make the most of in-built features, such as messaging, photos, and audio recording. • introduces more advanced project ideas, including digital storytelling, video and animation, multimodal approaches, and augmented reality. • addresses issues such as acceptable use policies and staying safe. • provides teachers with dozens of practical ideas and activities they can immediately incorporate into their teaching. Shaun Wilden is a teacher, teacher trainer, and materials writer who has been helping teachers integrate technology into their teaching for over a decade. His main areas of interest are mobile devices, online teaching, and creating podcasts.

Second Language Interaction in Diverse Educational Contexts

Author: Kim McDonough
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027213097
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This volume brings together empirical research that explores interaction in a wide range of educational settings. It includes work that takes a cognitive, brain-based approach to studying interaction, as well as studies that take a social, contextual perspective. Interaction is defined quite broadly, with many chapters focusing on oral interaction as is typical in the field, while other chapters report work that involves interaction between learners and technology. Several studies describe the linguistic and discourse features of interaction between learners and their interlocutors, but others demonstrate how interaction can serve other purposes, such as to inform placement decisions. The chapters in the book collectively illustrate the diversity of contemporary approaches to interaction research, investigating interactions with different interlocutors ( learner-learner, learner-teacher), in a variety of environments (classrooms, interactive testing environments, conversation groups) and through different modalities (oral and written, face-to-face and technology-mediated).

Peer Interaction and Second Language Learning

Author: Jenefer Philp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135914605
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Peer Interaction and Second Language Learning synthesizes the existing body of research on the role of peer interaction in second language learning in one comprehensive volume. In spite of the many hours that language learners spend interacting with peers in the classroom, there is a tendency to evaluate the usefulness of this time by comparison to whole class interaction with the teacher. Yet teachers are teachers and peers are peers – as partners in interaction, they are likely to offer very different kinds of learning opportunities. This book encourages researchers and instructors alike to take a new look at the potential of peer interaction to foster second language development. Acknowledging the context of peer interaction as highly dynamic and complex, the book considers the strengths and limitations of peer work from a range of theoretical perspectives. In doing so, Peer Interaction and Second Language Learning clarifies features of effective peer interaction for second language learning across a range of educational contexts, age spans, proficiency levels, and classroom tasks and settings.