Language Learning, Discourse and Communication

Language Learning, Discourse and Communication

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This volume brings together papers on a wide spectrum of topics within the broad area of language acquisition, stressing the interconnections between applied and theoretical linguistics, as well as language research methodology. These contributions in honor of Professor Jan Majer have been grouped in two sections: language learning, and discourse and communication. The former discusses issues varying from aspects of first, second, and third language acquisition, individual learner differences (i.e. gender, attitudes, learning strategies), and second language research methodology to the analysis of features of learner spoken language, the role of feedback in foreign language instruction, and the position of culture in EFL textbooks. The second part of the volume offers a theoretical counterbalance to the applied nature of the first one. Here, the contributions touch upon spoken and written language analysis, language awareness, and aspects of the English language; also, selected issues of language philosophy are discussed. The wide range of topics covered in the publication, authored by specialists in their respective areas, reflects Professor Majera€™s academic interests and corresponds to the complex nature of the general field the volume aims to portray.When I think of the qualities that make a good teacher, I remember Miss Williams, my Grade 6 teacher. Though tiny, most of ... Each of these qualities: a caring personality, good management skills, focusing on the learner, and the use of a variety of techniques are the hallmarks of a good teacher. ... It is often said that a#39; good teachers are born not Using Model Essays to Create Good Writers 31 A.x( 118).

Title:Language Learning, Discourse and Communication
Author:Weronika Szubko-Sitarek, Lukasz Salski, Piotr Stalmaszczyk
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-10-29


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