ERIC Number: ED472138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Professional-Level Language Proficiency.
Leaver, Betty Lou, Ed.; Shekhtman, Boris, Ed.
This collection of papers examines approaches to teaching near-native ability in foreign languages. The 13 papers focus on the following: (1) "Principles and Practices in Teaching Superior-Level Language Skills: Not Just More of the Same" (Betty Lou Leaver and Boris Shekhtman); (2) "Toward Academic Level Foreign Language Abilities: Reconsidering Foundational Assumptions, Expanding Pedagogical Options" (Heidi Byrnes); (3) "Contexts for Advanced Foreign Language Learning: A Report on an Immersion Institute" (Heidi Byrnes); (4) "Bridging the Gap Between Language for General Purposes and Language for Work: An Intensive Superior-Level Language/Skill Course for Teachers, Translators, and Interpreters" (Claudia Angelelli and Christian Degueldre); (5) "Learning Chinese in China: Programs for Developing Superior-to-Distinguished-Level Chinese Language Proficiency in China and Taiwan" (Cornelius C. Kubler); (6) "Developing Professional-Level Proficiency: The Shekhtman Method of Communicative Teaching" (Boris Shekhtman and Betty Lou Leaver); (7) "The LangNet 'Reading to the Four' Project: Applied Technology at Higher Levels of Language Learning" (Catherine W. Ingold); (8) "In the Quest for the Level 4+ in Arabic: Training Level 2-3 Learners in Independent Reading" (Elsaid Badawi); (9) "Teaching High-Level Writing Skills in English at a Danish University" (Tim Caudery); (10) "Heritage Speakers as Learners at the Superior Level: Differences and Similarities Between Spanish and Russian Student Populations" (Claudia Angelelli and Olga Kagan); (11) "Teaching Russian Language Teachers in Eight Summer Institutes in Russian Language and Culture" (Zita Dabars and Olga Kagan); (12) "Understanding the Learner at the Superior-Distinguished Threshold" (Madeline E. Ehrman); and (13) "Preliminary Qualitative Findings from a Study of the Processes Leading to the Advanced Professional Proficiency Level (ILR 4)" (Betty Lou Leaver). (Contains approximately 320 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Advanced Students, Arabic, Chinese, Communication Skills, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Immersion Programs, Language Proficiency, Language Teachers, Languages for Special Purposes, Native Speakers, Reading Skills, Russian, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Identifiers - Location: China; Taiwan