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Making Communication Language Teaching Happen

Making Communication Language Teaching Happen - 2nd edition

Making Communication Language Teaching Happen - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780073655178

ISBN10: 0073655171

Making Communication Language Teaching Happen by James F. Lee and Bill VanPatten - ISBN 9780073655178
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
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Making Communication Language Teaching Happen by James F. Lee and Bill VanPatten - ISBN 9780073655178

ISBN13: 9780073655178

ISBN10: 0073655171

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 03
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Summary

Praised for its fresh and informed discussion of language instruction and language acquisition, the first edition of Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen has been recognized by the Modern Language Association as one of the twenty most influential methods textbooks. The authors are both internationally recognized scholars in the field of second language acquisition research and have also written numerous successful language textbooks. The guiding principle of Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen is the premise that communication is the expression, interpretation, and negotiation of meaning, and not simply oral expression. Following that framework, Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen helps instructors develop communicative classroom environments that blend listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

New to This Edition

  • A new Prologue previews the topics covered and helps prepare the reader to the orientation of the book. A discussion of the authors' view and treatment of the teaching of culture is also included.
  • The chapters have been substantially revised and reorganized, resulting in an updated presentation that reflects changes in the profession. Among other changes is a brand new chapter on Issues in Learning and Teaching Grammar.
  • A new Appendix provides a complete sample lesson on processing instruction, which allows readers to see how this approach functions from beginning to end.
  • Specific Pause to consider... boxes on the teaching of culture have been introduced throughout the text.
  • New activities that prompt student discussion, analysis, and investigation have been included.
  • New activities that prompt student discussion, analysis, and investigation have been included.

Features

  • Many of the ideas and suggestions in Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen are informed by research and theory on second language acquisition, and thus help bridge the gap between research and classroom practice.
  • The question of whether to teach grammar in the communicative classroom is reoriented to how to teach grammar. The authors argue for an approach that focuses on providing learners with structured input followed by structured output practice, an approach consonant with numerous research findings.
  • Clear and engaging writing characterizes Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen and serves as an excellent textbook and manual for practicing teachers and instructor-in-training at both the secondary and post-secondary levels.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 From Atlas and Audiolingualism to Acquisition
Chapter 2 Working with Comprehensible Input
Chapter 3 Communicating in the Classroom
Chapter 4 Building Toward a Proficiency Goal
Chapter 5 Suggestions for Using Information-Exchange Tasks for Oral Testing
Chapter 6 Issues in Learning and Teaching Grammar
Chapter 7 Processing Instruction and Structured Input
Chapter 8 Structured Output: A Focus on Form in Language Production
Chapter 9 Suggestions for Testing Grammar
Chapter 10 Listening Comprehension
Chapter 11 Comprehending Written Language
Chapter 12 Writing and Composing in a Second Language
Chapter 13 Issues in Testing Comprehension and in Evaluating Writing

Other Editions of Making Communication Language Teaching Happen

Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen by James F. Lee and Bill VanPatten - ISBN 9780070376939