ERIC Number: ED355831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Second Language Classrooms. Research on Teaching and Learning.
Recent classroom-centered research and its implications for the teaching and learning of languages are reviewed in this book. It synthesizes and evaluates critical research about the way student and teacher behaviors affect language learning, and discusses research methods. Chapters explore the following topics: (1) major issues in second language classroom research; (2) classroom research methods (e.g., general methodological issues, research traditions); (3) teacher talk in second language classrooms (e.g., amount and types, modifications in teacher speech and discourse); (4) learner behavior in second language classrooms (e.g., language production, input generation, learner strategies); (5) teacher and student interaction in second language classrooms (e.g., choice of language, questioning behavior, feedback); (6) learning outcomes (e.g., formal language instruction, classroom interaction); and (7) directions for research and teaching (e.g., methodological issues, value of instruction, variables). Contains approximately 400 references. (LB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Feedback, Language Research, Oral Language, Outcomes of Education, Research Methodology, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Behavior, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
Cambridge University Press, 40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011.
Publication Type: Books
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Note: Cambridge Applied Linguistics series.