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VanPatten, Bill – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2017
From one of the leading figures in the field of second language acquisition and second language teaching, "While We're on the Topic..." offers an up-to-date overview of six principles underlying contemporary communicative language teaching. In a conversational style, Bill VanPatten addresses principles related to the nature of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages), Teaching Methods
Grahn, Leslie; McAlpine, Dave – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2017
The fourth in the series, this book underscores the importance of the teacher in the learning equation. With an emphasis on the need for instructors to possess a wide variety of strategies, substantial time is devoted to modeling the kind of thinking that skillful instructors employ to decide how learning can best be facilitated. Each chapter…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teaching Methods
Glynn, Cassandra; Wesely, Pamela; Wassell, Beth – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2014
According to the authors, a social justice curriculum positively influences all students. Social justice, critical pedagogy, and culturally relevant teaching are becoming essential as more and more language educators teach in increasingly diverse world language classrooms. This new publication supports in-service and pre-service teachers in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Social Justice
Berdan, Stacie Nevadomski; Berdan, Marshall S. – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2013
Together, as parents and educators, we "must" instill in our children an interest to learn about the world early on. "Raising Global Children" provides the rationale and concrete steps you can take to open up the world to young people. Packed with practical information, hundreds of tips and dozens of real-life stories, this…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Child Development, World Views, Empathy