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ERIC Number: EJ805494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1362-1688
Teachers' Knowledge and Experience in the Discourse of Foreign-Language Classrooms
Lacorte, Manel
Language Teaching Research, v9 n4 p381-402 2005
Recent research on second language acquisition (SLA) has strengthened foreign (FL) and second language (L2) teaching methodologies supporting the development of communicative tasks, interactive activities in the classroom, and learner-centred instruction. However, these and any other trends in FL and L2 teaching and learning could be more beneficial if teachers and teacher educators would deepen their understanding of the diverse pedagogical and institutional conditions that may influence classroom work. As part of a wider interest in the relationship between teachers' knowledge and beliefs and their practices in a number of classrooms of Spanish in the USA, this qualitative study focuses on the teachers' management of the transitions between instructional stages--i.e., phases in the development of a lesson--with specific attention to the analysis of interaction and control during the transitions. (Contains 7 excerpts and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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