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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
Glisan, Eileen W.; Donato, Richard – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2017
This book presents an approach to teacher education and professional development that emphasizes carefully deconstructing fundamental instructional practices that are complex and often not visible through observation, definition, or brief explanation. Its goal is to assist teachers in learning how to enact specific practices, referred to as…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Oral Language