ERIC Number: ED436963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Applied Language Learning, 1989-1998.
Woytak, Lidia, Ed.
Applied Language Learning, v1-9 1989-1998
This journal is intended to be a vehicle for professional communication, discussion, and debate in the field of foreign language education, with a special emphasis on the instruction of adults in both commonly taught and less commonly taught languages, for functional purposes, in an intensive setting. Topics in this volume include the following: oral and written proficiency testing; second language acquisition research; teaching methods; the role of grammar in the development of communicative ability; training and use of new instructional technologies; the utility of objective measures of the fluency of speakers of English as a Second Language; instructional implications of gender differences in second language learning; sheltered initiation language learning; deviant English and the para-poetic; computer-assisted language learning in cooperative learning; reading versus grammar in second language learning; examining the value of language partner programs; pragmatics in interlanguage; sociolinguistic patterns of Arabic native speakers and the implications for teaching Arabic as a second language; validity issues in computer-assisted strategy assessment; the link between reading proficiency and native-like pauses in speaking; pedagogical intervention and pragmatic competence development; free voluntary reading as a predictor of TOEFL scores; an interactive model of vocabulary acquisition; pronunciation instruction for fossilized learners; and essay scores as instruments for placement and advancement in an intensive English program. Articles are extensively referenced. (KFT)
Descriptors: Adults, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language), Instructional Innovation, Intensive Language Courses, Interlanguage, Language Laboratories, Language Research, Learning Strategies, Learning Theories, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA. Foreign Language Center.
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