ERIC Number: ED531182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan-25
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Code Choice in the Language Classroom
Levine, Glenn S.
Code Choice in the Language Classroom argues that the foreign language classroom is and should be regarded as a multilingual community of practice rather than as a perpetually deficient imitator of an exclusive second-language environment. From a sociocultural and ecological perspective, Levine guides the reader through a theoretical, empirical, and pedagogical treatment of the important roles of the first language, and of code-switching practices, in the language classroom. Intended for SLA researchers, language teachers, language program directors, and graduate students of foreign languages and literatures, the book develops a framework for thinking about all aspects of code choice in the language classroom and offers concrete proposals for designing and carrying out instruction in a multilingual classroom community of practice.
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Graduate Students, Language Usage, Classroom Communication, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Language Role, Native Language, Language Research, Code Switching (Language), Language Teachers, Multilingualism, Sociocultural Patterns, Administrators, Literature
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