ERIC Number: ED227697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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The Second Language Classroom: Directions for the 1980's.
Alatis, James E.; And Others
This text is a compilation of articles focusing on second language teaching, second language learning, and learning materials. Written in honor of Dr. Mary Finocchiaro, it epitomizes her work in the field of language teaching by presenting both theory and practice in the second language classroom. The articles include (1) "What is Second Language Teaching?" (Howard Altman); (2) "Effective Language Teaching: Insights from Research" (Robert Politzer); (3) "The Relationship of Second Language Learning to Second Language Teaching" (G. Richard Tucker); (4) "The Preparation of Second Language Teachers in the 1980's" (Helen Jorstad); (5) "The Holistic Approach to Second Language Education" (Renzo Titone); (6) "Language Learners as Individuals: Discovering Their Needs, Wants, and Learning Styles" (Wilga Rivers and Bernice Melvin); (7) "Effective Second Language Acquisition: Insights from Research" (Stephen Krashen); (8) "Affective Factors in Second Language Learning" (H. Douglas Brown); (9) "Communicative Language Teaching and Learning: Toward a Synthesis" (H.H. Stern); (10) "Learning for Communication: Practical Considerations" (Virginia Allen); (11) "The Evaluation of Second Language Learning" (Rebecca Valette); (12) "Optimal Language Learning Environments" (Marina Burt and Heidi Dulay); (13) "Issues in Second Language Syllabus Design" (Henry Widdowson and Christopher Brumfit); (14) "Learners'" Needs and the Selection of Compatible Materials" (Frederick Jenks); (15) Materials Design: Issues for the 1980's: An American Point of View (Robert Lado); (16) Materials Design: Issues for the 1980's: A European Point of View" (L.G. Alexander); and (17) Media in the Second Language Program: Forms and Uses for the Eighties" (Reinhold Freudenstein). (NCR)
Descriptors: Affective Measures, Cognitive Style, Communicative Competence (Languages), Instructional Materials, Language Research, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Characteristics, Teacher Education
Oxford University Press, 200 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016 ($8.95 paper, $14.95 cloth).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
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