ERIC Number: ED205037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
ISBN: ISBN-0-226-72-0-98-5 (cloth)ISBN-0-226-72907-7 (paper)
Teaching Foreign-Language Skills. Second Edition.
Rivers, Wilga M.
This second edition is a complete reworking of the 1968 text to include later views of language learning and teaching, and theories of linguistics and psychology. The text is intended particularly for use in methods classes in conjunction with observation of experienced foreign language teachers. The early chapters deal with general principles such as objectives and methods of language teaching, and theories of language and language learning. Subsequent chapters address practical matters related to the language class. These concerns are: (1) structured practice, (2) teaching sounds, (3) listening comprehension, (4) learning the fundamentals of the speaking skill, (5) various approaches to teaching communicative skills, (6) reading skills, (7) writing skills, (8) cultural understanding, (9) principles and techniques of testing, and (10) technology and language learning centers. The final chapter deals with early language learning, elementary school foreign language, languages for special purposes, vocabulary learning, and matters related to lesson planning and classroom management. (AMH)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Language Laboratories, Language Skills, Linguistic Theory, Listening Comprehension, Methods Courses, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Testing, Writing Instruction
University of Chicago Press, 5801 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637 ($22.00 cloth, $12.50 paper).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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