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ERIC Number: ED582326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 135
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-942544-57-9
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While We're on the Topic: BVP on Language, Acquisition, and Classroom Practice
VanPatten, Bill
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
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 communication, the nature of language, how language is acquired, the roles of input and interaction, tasks and activities, and focus on form ("grammar"). Each principle is informed by decades of research yet all are presented in a manner accessible to veteran and novice educators alike.This book is a must read for all interested in 21st century language teaching. With special features such as Foundational Readings, Discussion Questions and Food for Thought, "I..." statements for self-assessment, and While We're on the Topic reflection boxes that invite the reader to ponder related topics, this book can easily be used as the foundation for any course on contemporary language teaching.
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. 700 South Washington Street Suite 210, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-894-2900; Fax: 703-894-2905; e-mail: headquarters@actfl.org; Web site: http://www.actfl.org
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)