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Perspectives on Foreign Language Learning
Perspectives on Foreign Language Learning

Contributor(s): Weronika Szubko-Sitarek (Editor), Łukasz Salski (Editor)
Subject(s): Foreign languages learning
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: foreign language learning;teaching;foreign language writing;TESOL;CLT classroom;phonological processing deficit;developmental dyslexia;SBI;Digital Learning Media;intercultural competence;contrastive rhetoric;intercultural rhetoric;ESL;EFL
Summary/Abstract: With the ever-growing need for intercultural communication, foreign language learning and teaching has become such a vast field of study and practice, that it is more and more important to investigate its particular specialized areas. Perspectives on Foreign Language Learning is devoted to three such areas. First, it looks into foreign language writing, which cannot be neglected in the language classroom because of the undeniable role of writing in the present-day world. Two other, related, focal points are culture, which has always been considered important by language educators, and media, whose role in modem communication is indisputable. Finally, the volume deals with issues related to foreign language classroom, where most language teaching and learning still takes place.We hope that the present selection of papers, written by leading Polish and foreign specialists and representing state-of-the-art research, will be of interest to both theoreticians and practitioners.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-7969-032-9
  • Page Count: 344
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: English
ESL and EFL Writing Instruction: Challenges and opportunities

ESL and EFL Writing Instruction: Challenges and opportunities
(ESL and EFL Writing Instruction: Challenges and opportunities)

Writing curricula design: Aims and practices

Writing curricula design: Aims and practices
(Writing curricula design: Aims and practices)

From contrastive rhetoric to intercultural rhetoric: Why intercultural rhetoric needs to reframe the concept of culture

From contrastive rhetoric to intercultural rhetoric: Why intercultural rhetoric needs to reframe the concept of culture
(From contrastive rhetoric to intercultural rhetoric: Why intercultural rhetoric needs to reframe the concept of culture)

Writing strategies employed by advanced learners of English - a questionnaire study

Writing strategies employed by advanced learners of English - a questionnaire study
(Writing strategies employed by advanced learners of English - a questionnaire study)

A Quantitative Corpus-based Analysis of Linking Adverbials in Students’ Academic Writing

A Quantitative Corpus-based Analysis of Linking Adverbials in Students’ Academic Writing
(A Quantitative Corpus-based Analysis of Linking Adverbials in Students’ Academic Writing)

Teaching writing for high-stakes exams using communicative language teaching methods

Teaching writing for high-stakes exams using communicative language teaching methods
(Teaching writing for high-stakes exams using communicative language teaching methods)

Internet collaborative projects as an effective educational method in teaching writing

Internet collaborative projects as an effective educational method in teaching writing
(Internet collaborative projects as an effective educational method in teaching writing)

Implementing personalizing approach in teaching academic writing

Implementing personalizing approach in teaching academic writing
(Implementing personalizing approach in teaching academic writing)

Foreign Language Learners’ Perception of their Intercultural Competence and their Language Performance

Foreign Language Learners’ Perception of their Intercultural Competence and their Language Performance
(Foreign Language Learners’ Perception of their Intercultural Competence and their Language Performance)

Discourse completion test as a tool for the development of intercultural competence

Discourse completion test as a tool for the development of intercultural competence
(Discourse completion test as a tool for the development of intercultural competence)

Relevance of Linguistic Landscape to Intercultural Competence Development in the context of Situated Learning

Relevance of Linguistic Landscape to Intercultural Competence Development in the context of Situated Learning
(Relevance of Linguistic Landscape to Intercultural Competence Development in the context of Situated Learning)

Virtual worlds, Internet resources, motivation: The results of a research project

Virtual worlds, Internet resources, motivation: The results of a research project
(Virtual worlds, Internet resources, motivation: The results of a research project)

Classroom Research and the Digital Learning Media

Classroom Research and the Digital Learning Media
(Classroom Research and the Digital Learning Media)

Researching grammar learning strategies: Combining the macro- and micro-perspective

Researching grammar learning strategies: Combining the macro- and micro-perspective
(Researching grammar learning strategies: Combining the macro- and micro-perspective)

Testing the use of grammar: Beyond grammatical accuracy

Testing the use of grammar: Beyond grammatical accuracy
(Testing the use of grammar: Beyond grammatical accuracy)

Implementing SBI in the foreign language classroom - mission (im)possible?

Implementing SBI in the foreign language classroom - mission (im)possible?
(Implementing SBI in the foreign language classroom - mission (im)possible?)

Learning English pronunciation in and outside the classroom: Psychopedagogic considerations

Learning English pronunciation in and outside the classroom: Psychopedagogic considerations
(Learning English pronunciation in and outside the classroom: Psychopedagogic considerations)

Phonological processing deficit - a culprit behind developmental dyslexia?

Phonological processing deficit - a culprit behind developmental dyslexia?
(Phonological processing deficit - a culprit behind developmental dyslexia?)

Advanced Students’ Oral Fluency: The Neglected Component in the CLT Classroom?

Advanced Students’ Oral Fluency: The Neglected Component in the CLT Classroom?
(Advanced Students’ Oral Fluency: The Neglected Component in the CLT Classroom?)

Managing discourse in conversation during lessons of Polish as a foreign language

Managing discourse in conversation during lessons of Polish as a foreign language
(Managing discourse in conversation during lessons of Polish as a foreign language)

Emergent literacy and numeracy - preparation for reading, writing and mathematics

Emergent literacy and numeracy - preparation for reading, writing and mathematics
(Emergent literacy and numeracy - preparation for reading, writing and mathematics)

Identity performance in a TESOL classroom

Identity performance in a TESOL classroom
(Identity performance in a TESOL classroom)