ERIC Number: ED464485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Teaching Additional Languages. Educational Practices Series 6.
Judd, Elliot L.; Tan, Lihua; Walberg, Herbert J.
This booklet describes key principles of and research on teaching additional languages. The 10 chapters focus on the following: (1) "Comprehensible Input" (learners need exposure to meaningful, understandable language); (2) "Language Opportunities" (classroom activities should let students use natural and meaningful language with their classmates); (3) "Language Practice" (classroom activities should encourage students to use the additional languages for genuine communication); (4) "Learning Strategies" (students should be taught strategies that enable them to increasingly learn language on their own and from the classmates and others without their teacher's help); (5) "Listening" (students need practice in understanding naturally spoken additional languages); (6) "Speaking" (students need practice speaking in language comprehensible to others); (7) "Reading" (students need practice in comprehending natural texts); (8) "Writing" (students need practice creating effective, natural language that communicates their intended message); (9) "Grammar" (formal grammar instruction may be beneficial in some situations but not in others); and (10) "Comprehensible Pronunciation" (pronunciation instruction should make students understandable to other users of an additional language). Each section presents research findings, strategies for use in the classroom, and references. (Contains 33 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Grammar, Higher Education, Interpersonal Communication, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Learning Strategies, Linguistic Input, Listening Skills, Pronunciation, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Speech Skills, Writing Skills
International Academy of Education, Palais des Academies, 1 rue Ducale, 1000 Brussels, Belgium. Web site: http://www.ibe.unesco.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Academy of Education, Brussels (Belgium).; International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).