ERIC Number: ED208683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
On TESOL '79: The Learner in Focus.
Yorio, Carlos A., Ed.; And Others
Selections include Strevens' discussion of teaching for different circumstances, Morley's discussion of new developments in teaching materials, Swain's overview of research in bilingual education, Shuy's, Oller's, Bernal's, and Rosier's respective discussions of test bias, and Rivers', Hines', Scovel's, and Taylor's explorations of the Silent Way, Suggestopedia, and Community Language Learning. The section on curriculum design implementation includes reports on language teaching materials by Candlin and Breen and developing language use formats by Jones. Papers on testing include explorations of bias in language placement examinations by Farhady, bias in reading comprehension tests by Mohan, and alternatives to and scoring procedures for use on cloze tests by Mullen and Alderson, respectively. Focus on new approaches to training ESL nonspecialists, ESL teachers, and TESL students is provided by papers by Cott and Dubin, Newfield and Webb, and Clarke and Seward, respectively. Papers focusing on TESOL research include discussions of learner social and linguistic behavior by Cathcart, Strong, and Fillmore, politeness by Scarcella and by Walters, indirect speech acts by Carrell, questions by Crymes and Potter, oral and written syntactic relationships by Vann, composition skills by Arthur, and the relationship between syntactic skill and writing quality by Kameen. (JK)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Cloze Procedure, Curriculum Design, English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language), Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Intelligence Tests, Language Proficiency, Language Usage, Material Development, Morphology (Languages), Reading Comprehension, Second Language Instruction, Speech Skills, Standardized Tests, Student Placement, Syntax, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Technical Writing, Test Bias, Testing, Writing (Composition)
TESOL, 202 D.C. Transit Building, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057 ($13.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Identifiers: Community Language Learning; English for Science and Technology; Indirect Speech; Politeness; Silent Way (Gattegno); Speech Acts; Suggestopedia
Note: Selected papers from the Annual Convention of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (13th, Boston, MA, February 27-March 4, 1979).