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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
Patrick, Paula – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2007
Written by experienced language educator Paula Patrick, this 96-page book offers detailed guidelines to help new classroom teachers gain confidence and direction as they begin their teaching careers. In addition to step-by-step strategies for everything from classroom organization to navigating Back-to-School Night, the book includes sample lesson…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Guidelines, Teaching Guides, Self Efficacy