ERIC Number: ED331301
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Negotiating for Meaning: Papers on Foreign Language Teaching and Testing. Proceedings of the Conference on Portuguese Language: Teaching and Testing (1st, Austin, Texas, March 3-4, 1989). A Special Edition of Texas Papers in Foreign Language Education.
Koike, Dale A., Ed.; Simoes, Antonio R. M., Ed.
Papers from a conference on language teaching and testing are grouped in four sections. The first contains a foreword by Dale A. Koike and Antonio R. M. Simoes. The second, on research in second/foreign language teaching, includes the following: "Second Language Learning and Evaluation: From Theory to Classroom Practice" (Sandra J. Savignon); "What Should Portuguese Language Teaching Do About Grammar? Current Trends in the Teaching of Spanish" (Bill Vanpatten); "The Politics of Methodology: Recent Trends and the Teaching of 'Other' Languages" (Diane Musumeci); and "Recent Research on Second Language Learners: Beliefs and Anxiety" (Elaine K. Horwitz). Section three, on reading in a foreign language, presents: "Reading as a Classroom Activity: Theory and Techniques" (Richard Kern, Janet Swaffar, Dolly Young); and "Teaching and Testing an Expository Text" (James F. Lee). The fourth section focuses on Portuguese language teaching for Spanish speakers, with: "Nasal Vowels, the Case of Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish: Description and Classroom Application" (Antonio R. M. Simoes); and "Evaluating Portuguese Performance of Spanish-Speaking Students" (John B. Jenson). A brief text in Portuguese is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Classroom Techniques, Expository Writing, Foreign Countries, Grammar, Language Research, Language Tests, Portuguese, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Testing, Theory Practice Relationship, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vowels
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Center for Foreign Language Studies.