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Linguistics books help demystify the intricacies of language acquisition. If you’re having difficulties overcoming linguistic hurdles, here are books to help you on your journey.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Selamat tidur, si serigala. Bilingual children's book (English - Malaysian)
HK$ 25.00
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Malaysian Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Buku kanak-kanak dwibahasa (2-4 tahun), b. Inggeris - bahasa Malaysia Tim tidak boleh tidur. Si Serigalanya hilang! Apakah Tim lupa Si Serigala di luar? Seorang diri, Tim keluar malam-malam untuk mencari Si Serigala - tapi tiba-tiba menjumpai orang yang tidak dijangka. "Selamat tidur, si serigala" merupakan cerita waktu tidur yang mengharukan. Ia sudah diterjemahkan ke dalam 50 bahasa dan sedia dibaca dalam edisi dwibahasa dalam apa jua gabungan bahasa.

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Language, Learning, Context
HK$ 443.00 HK$ 492.00
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In what way do educators understand the language they use to make sense of the educational environment?How does language enable educators and how can they consciously make the most of its potential?Using the right language and setting the correct tone in the school classroom has repercussions for all involved; whether it affects the linguistic development of a student or the effective delivery of a lesson, language plays an important factor in any educational context. As such, this innovative book focuses right at the heart of learning, arguing that current theories of speech in classrooms do not, and cannot, capture the essentially passive aspects of talking. Until now, these verbal and physical expressions of communication have been left untheorised, leaving the potential of an entire secondary area of language untapped. Exploring his argument along three clear, but interrelated lines of investigation, the author focuses on our understanding, on language itself and finally on communication. Thus he argues: that language is unintentional and our understanding of it is limitedas soon as we speak, language appears beyond us in a highly singular, situated contextthat communication cannot be reduced to the simple production of words. Building on the work of linguistic philosophers such as Martin Heidegger, Donald Davidson, Paul Ricaur and Jacques Derrida, these salient points are further elaborated to fully develop the relationship between thinking and talk in educational settings. This invaluable book makes recommendations for the praxis of teaching and will appeal to students, researchers, and practising science and mathematics teachers, as well as those with interests in language and literacy.

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Intercultural Contact, Language Learning and Migration
HK$ 207.00 HK$ 230.00
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At the heart of this volume lies an exploration of what actually happens to languages and their users when cultures come into contact. What actions do supra-national institutions, nation states, communities and individuals take in response to questions raised by the increasingly diverse forms of migration experienced in a globalized world?The volume reveals the profound impact that decisions made at national and international level can have on the lives of the individual migrant, language student, or speech community. Equally, it evaluates the broader ramifications of actions taken by migrant communities and individual language learners around issues of language learning, language maintenance and intercultural contact. Reflecting Jan Blommaert's assertion that in a world shaped by globalization, what is needed is 'a theory of language in society. of changing language in a changing society', this volume argues that researchers must increasingly seek diverse methodological approaches if they are to do justice to the diversity of experience and response they encounter.

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The Dynamic Assessment of Language Learning
HK$ 1,111.00 HK$ 1,234.00
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This is a practical, accessible manual for Speech and Language Therapists, Educational Psychologists and Educators who assess children with language impairments, explaining how and why to implement Dynamic Assessment and gives you a huge range of ready-to-use, practical tools. Where normal assessments simply identify deficits, Dynamic Assessment also identifies the child's potential to learn by allowing for prompts from you, during the assessment, thus far better informing your decisions about appropriate interventions and strategies to help the children you work with. What does this manual offer?Provides a concise introduction to the principles of Dynamic Assessment to make clear the enormous benefits of applying this approach to the assessment of language. Presents a full example of a Dynamic Assessment of Sentence Structure (Dass) to demonstrate how the principles are implemented and the findings applied to plan more effective interventions. All the materials for the Dass are included so that you can use this assessment immediately. Includes numerous templates, generic prompt sheets, score sheets and materials that you can adapt for use in Dynamic Assessments that you devise yourself. Written by Dr Natalie Hasson, a highly experienced Speech and Language Therapist who leads the field in researching the dynamic assessment of language, this is the only Dynamic Assessment manual of its kind.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Приятных снов, маленький волчонок. Bilingual children's book (English - Russian)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Russian Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. двуязычная детская книга (от 2 лет), aнглийский - русский Тим не может заснуть. Его маленький волчoнок пропал! Возможно он забыл его на улице? В одиночестве Тим убаюкивается в ночь и неожиданно к нему приходят друзья… "Приятных снов, маленький волчoнок" - эта сказка является сказкой доброй ночи. Которая была переведена более чем на 50 языков мира и доступна в качестве двуязычного издания во всех мыслимых языковых комбинациях.

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Bilingualism, Multiculturalism, and Second Language Learning
HK$ 387.00 HK$ 429.00
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This collection pays tribute to Professor Wallace E. Lambert and his contributions to the fields of language and linguistics. Each chapter, written by an internationally renowned theorist or researcher, traces the currents of theory and research within the topic area to the present day, provides a state-of-the-art review of the topic, and offers an outline for future research directions. The book concludes with an overview from Professor Lambert that critically examines the impact of the ideas in each individual chapter. This volume is organized around the three areas where Professor Lambert's unique contributions are most substantial and most evident: bilingualism, multiculturalism, and second language learning. Specifically, the papers presented discuss the topics of social, psychological, cognitive, and neuropsychological aspects of bilingualism and second language learning, the psychology of inter-group relations and multiculturalism, bilingual/immersion education, and language planning. Note: Royalties earned from sales of this book will go to the Wallace E. Lambert Student Research Fund at McGill University for use by students interested in second language acquisition, bilingualism, and/or multiculturalism.

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Positive Psychology Perspectives on Foreign Language Learning and Teaching
HK$ 977.00 HK$ 1,086.00
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This book introduces readers to the principles of a fairly new branch of psychology - positive psychology - and demonstrates how they can be applied in the context of second language acquisition in a natural environment and in instructed foreign language (Fl) learning. It focuses both on the well-being and success of the learner and the professional and personal well-being of the teacher. Further, the book stresses the importance of the positive emotions and character strengths of those involved in the process of language learning and teaching, as well as the significant role played by enabling institutions such as school and, at the micro-level, individual FL classes.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - . Bilingual children's book (English - Arabic)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Arabic Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. , - . ! … . 50.

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The Interactional Feedback Dimension in Instructed Second Language Learning
HK$ 207.00 HK$ 230.00
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This book examines current advances in the role of interactional feedback in second language (L2) teaching and learning. Drawing on recent theory and research in both classroom and laboratory contexts, the book explores a wide range of issues regarding interactional feedback and their relevance for both theory and practice, including how interactional feedback is used, processed, and contributes to L2 acquisition. This book will provide a useful resource for applied linguistics students and academics as well as language teachers and teacher educators who would like to gain insight into the role of interactional feedback and how it can be used as a means of integrating form and meaning in classroom contexts.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Slaap lekker, kleine wolf. Bilingual children's book (English - Dutch)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Dutch Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Tweetalig kinderboek (vanaf 2 jaar), Engels - Nederlands Tim kan niet inslapen. Zijn kleine wolf is weg! Was hij hem misschien buiten vergeten? Helemaal alleen maakt hij zich klaar voor de nacht - en krijgt onverwachts gezelschap… "Slaap lekker, kleine Wolf" is een hartverwarmend goede-nacht-verhaaltje, die in meer dan 50 talen uitgegeven wordt en als tweetalige uitgave in alle mogelijk denkbare combinaties beschikbaar is.

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Language Learning Unlocked
HK$ 79.00
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If you are struggling to learn a language or are seeking a way that can avoid that, then this book is for you. The hard reality is that the vast majority of people struggle to learn another language. This is despite the fact that all of us learned our first language to the level of our peers! So clearly we all have the capacity! What goes wrong is that we are taught in ways that only has us struggle with little reward resulting in the belief that language learning is hard. So we (over 95% of us in fact!) end up believing that it is and once you believe that the die is cast! The author, Andrew Weiler, has been researching this conundrum for over 35 years and has put together in one volume his classroom and life based research. His search for an answer has taken him to areas far removed from the language classroom as well as to sitting by the side of foremost educationalists and language learning experts. What can be discovered by anyone who looks is that most language learning or teaching practices yield few results except for the exceptional learner. Drilling, rote memorization, grammar analysis and exercises, learning phrases, and so on don't take into account the awesome learning powers we all demonstrated in our first few years. As a consequence, language learners usually make slow progress. Language Learning Unlocked sets out to dispel the myth that language learning has to be hard. It explains how we all learned our first language, seemingly effortlessly, and through this the reader is led to understand that learning a language can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience as long as they are engaged in the experience, as infants are. Engagement is in fact a key that is focused on throughout the book. Another reason why a lot of language learners struggle is that as we grow up we develop affective filters which can get in the way of doing what is necessary to learn a language. These, such as a fear of making mistakes, are explored, as are ways of dealing with them. T

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Language Learning
HK$ 379.00 HK$ 420.00
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Originally published in 1993, the starting place for this book is the notion, current in the literature for around 30 years at that time, that children could not learn their native language without substantial innate knowledge of its grammatical structure. It is argued that the notion is as problematic for contemporary theories of development as it was for theories of the past. Accepting this, the book attempts an in-depth study of the notions credibility. Central to the book's argument is the conclusion that the innateness hypothesis runs into two major problems. Firstly, its proponents are too ready to treat children as embryonic linguists, concerned with the representation of sentences as an end in itself. A more realistic approach would be to regard children as communication engineers, storing sentences to optimize the production and retrieval of meaning. Secondly, even when the communication analogy is adopted, it is glibly assumed that the meanings children impute will be the ones adults intend. One of the book's major contentions is that a careful reading of contemporary research suggests that the meanings may differ considerably. Identifying such problems, the book considers how development should proceed, given learning along communication lines and a more plausible analysis of meaning. It makes detailed predictions about what would be anticipated given no innate knowledge of grammar. Focusing on English but giving full acknowledgement to cross-linguistic research, it concludes that the predictions are consistent with both the known timescale of learning and the established facts about children's knowledge. Thus the book aspires to a serious challenge to the innateness hypothesis via, as its final chapter will argue, a model which is much more reassuring to psychological theory.

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Contemporary Computer-Assisted Language Learning
HK$ 263.00 HK$ 292.00
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Contemporary Computer-Assisted Language Learning (Call) is a comprehensive, one-volume work written by leading international figures in the field focusing on a wide range of theoretical and methodological issues. It explains key terms and concepts, synthesizes the research literature and explores the implications of new and emerging technologies. The book includes chapters on key aspects for Call such as design, teacher education, evaluation, teaching online and testing, as well as new trends such as social media. The volume takes a broad look at Call and explores how a variety of theoretical approaches have emerged as influences including socio-cultural theory, constructivism and new literacy studies. A glossary of terms to support those new to Call as well as to allow those already engaged in the field to deepen their existing knowledge is also provided. Contemporary Computer-Assisted Language Learning is essential reading for postgraduate students of language teaching as well as researchers in related fields involved in the study of computer-assisted learning.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Nuku hyvin, pieni susi. Bilingual children's book (English - Finnish)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Finnish Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Kaksikielinen satukirja (2 - 4 vuotta), englanti - suomi Timiä ei nukuta. Hänen pieni sutensa on kadonnut! Unohtuikohan se ulos? Aivan yksin hän uskaltautuu pimeään yöhön - ja saa mukaansa odottamattomia vieraita…. "Nuku hyvin, pieni susi" on sydäntä lämmittävä iltasatu, joka on käännetty yli 50 kielelle. Iltasatu on saatavana useilla kieliyhdistelmillä.

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Teacher Education in Computer-Assisted Language Learning
HK$ 671.00 HK$ 745.00
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Even though many pre-service and in-service teacher programs now address information and computer technology, computer- assisted language learning (Call) teacher education is still reported as inadequate. Why is this? This book elaborates on some of the existing concerns and through deft analysis of longitudinal data begins to piece together a future road map for Call teacher education. The book adopts a sociocultural approach, based on the principle that teaching (and learning how to teach) is a long term, complex developmental process that operates through participation in social practices that come with the territory. Euline Cutrim Schmid highlights the need for situated and localized learning, pre-service and in-service collaboration and collaborative peer-assisted learning. Above all of this, the book recommends and proves the efficacy of socially aware and professional reflective practice. This is an essential sociolinguistic take on the computer learning revolution.

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Mit Task-based Language Learning (TBL) zu mehr Mündlichkeit im Fremdsprachenunterricht
HK$ 78.00 HK$ 81.00
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Romanistik - Französisch - Didaktik, Note: 2,0, Freie Universität Berlin (Institut für Romanische Philologie), Veranstaltung: HS 17095 'Lernaufgaben als Lehraufgabe', 13 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Task-based Language-Learning (Tbl) und Mündlichkeit sollen in dieser Arbeit unter dem Gesichtspunkt eines heute kaum mehr anfechtbaren Ziels fremdsprachlichen Unterrichts betrachtet werden. Dieses Ziel heiBt: der Schüler lernt eine Fremdsprache, um in dieser zu kommunizieren - und dies vor allem mündlich. So trivial und selbstverständlich diese Forderung auf den ersten Blick erscheint, so grenzenlos schwierig erweist sich bei näherem Hinsehen die Einlösbarkeit dieser Forderung. Die Klage, dass die Schüler/Innen sich 'einfach zu wenig kommunikativ verständlich machen können' und die Forderung, dass der Fremdsprachenunterricht (Fu) dahingehend reformiert werden müsse, sind allerdings nicht neu. Dass die Diskrepanz zwischen Spracherwerb und Sprachverfügung vor allem seine Ursache hat in der Diskrepanz zwischen 'classroom-world' und 'real world' deutet z.B. Lieber bereits 1986 an. Bei diesen allseits festgestellten scheinbar unüberbrückbareren Unterschieden in der Struktur oder 'im Wesen' der Sprachverwendung im und auBerhalb des Klassenzimmers erscheint es sinnvoll, die unterschiedlichen Bedingungen von Sprachrealisierungen zu beleuchten. Danach sollen zunächst 'konventionelle' Ansätze zur Verstärkung von Mündlichkeit im Klassenzimmer und anschlieBend Ansätze im Zusammenhang mit TBL vorgestellt werden.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Somn usor, micule lup. Bilingual children's book (English - Romanian)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Romanian Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Carte bilingva pentru copii, engleza - româna Tim nu poate dormi. Îi lipseste micul lui lup! Poate l-a uitat afara? Tim iese singur în noapte - si se întâlneste neasteptat cu niste prieteni… "Somn usor, micule lup" este o poveste de culcare emotionanta care încalzeste inima. A fost tradusa în peste 50 de limbi si poate fi obtinuta ca editie bilingva în toate combinatiile imaginabile ale acestor limbi.

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Academic Language In Second Language Learning
HK$ 465.00 HK$ 582.00
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Language in academic settings, also referred to academic language, has gained attention in the field of second language learning owing to new understandings of the complexities of language inherent in learning academic content, and new efforts to assess English learners' language proficiency in the context of school learning. The concept of academic language as distinct from social language has been in the academic literature since the mid1950s, and surfaced as a major construct in the field of bilingual education in the 1980s. Many readers will be familiar with the ideas of Bics and Calp, first introduced by Jim Cummins in the 1980s. This book presents a critique of academic language as a separable construct from social language, and introduces current research efforts to understand how English learners interact, interpret, and show understanding of language in academic contexts in ways that rethink and go beyond the distinction between social and academic language. The book is organized into three main sections, each with a range of chapters that consider how academic language plays into how children and youth learn academic content as emergent bilingual students in school settings. A Foreward and Afterward offer commentary on the book and its contents. The intended audience for this book is graduate students, teacher educators, and researchers interested in issues of language and content learning for English learners, the new mainstream of schools across the nation. There is something for a wide range of readers and students of second language acquisition in this volume.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Suaviter dormi, lupe parve. Bilingual children's book (English - Latin)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Latin Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Liber bilinguis ad puerorum delectationem conscriptus (II ad IV annis), Lingua Anglica - Lingua latina Tim dormire non potest. Parvus lupus abest! Num eius foris oblitus est? Solus nocte perrexit - et repente aliquem convenit. "Suaviter dormi, lupe parve", iucunda fabula est dormiendi causa conficta, quae in linguas plus quam quinquaginta translata ita in editiones bilingues redacta est, ut quavis compositione earum linguarum confecta emi possit.

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Optimal Language Learning
HK$ 188.00 HK$ 209.00
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Most language learners find learning a language stressful and frustrating. However, the problem may not be with the language, but the approach to it. Optimal Language Learning describes the effective, idiosyncratic approaches of five highly gifted language learners, discerns patterns among their stories of success, and describes implications for language learning for anyone who would like to master a new language.

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Digital Language Learning and Teaching
HK$ 403.00 HK$ 447.00
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This carefully balanced set of studies and practitioner research projects carried out in various learning contexts around the world highlights cutting-edge research in the use of digital learning technologies in language classrooms and in online learning. Providing an overview of recent developments in the application of educational technology to language learning and teaching, it looks at the experience of researchers and practitioners in both formal and informal (self-study) learning contexts, bringing readers up to date with this rapidly changing field and the latest developments in research, theory, and practice at both classroom and education system levels.

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Language Learning, Discourse and Communication
HK$ 977.00 HK$ 1,086.00
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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 Majer's academic interests and corresponds to the complex nature of the general field the volume aims to portray.

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The Complete Guide to the Theory and Practice of Materials Development for Language Learning
HK$ 354.00
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The Complete Guide to the Theory and Practice of Materials Development for Language Learning provides undergraduate and graduate-level students in applied linguistics and Tesol, researchers, materials developers, and teachers with everything they need to know about the latest theory and practice of language learning materials development for all media. The past two decades have seen historic change in the field of language learning materials development. The four main drivers of that change include a shift in emphasis from materials for language teaching to language learning; evidenced-based development; the huge increase in digital delivery technologies; and the wedding of materials developed for the learning of English with those for other second or foreign languages. Timely, authoritative, and global in scope, this text represents the ideal resource for all those studying and working in the field of language learning.

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Early Language Learning
HK$ 323.00 HK$ 358.00
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This is the first collection of research studies to explore the potential for mixed methods to shed light on foreign or second language learning by young learners in instructed contexts. It brings together recent studies undertaken in Cameroon, China, Croatia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania and the UK. Themes include English as an additional language, English as a second or foreign language, French as a modern foreign language, medium of instruction controversies and content and language integrated learning (Clil). The volume reviews the choice of research methodologies for early language learning research in schools with a particular focus on mixed methods and proposes that in the multidisciplinary context of early language learning this paradigm allows for a more comprehensive understanding of the evidence than other approaches might provide. The collection will be of interest to in-service and trainee teachers of young language learners, graduate students in the field of Tesol and early language learning, teacher educators, researchers and policymakers.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - , . Bilingual children's book (English - Tamil)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Tamil Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. , - . ! , … " , " . 50.

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Peer Interaction and Second Language Learning
HK$ 403.00 HK$ 447.00
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Peer Interaction and Second Language Learning synthesizes the existing body of research on the role of peer interaction in second language learning in one comprehensive volume. In spite of the many hours that language learners spend interacting with peers in the classroom, there is a tendency to evaluate the usefulness of this time by comparison to whole class interaction with the teacher. Yet teachers are teachers and peers are peers - as partners in interaction, they are likely to offer very different kinds of learning opportunities. This book encourages researchers and instructors alike to take a new look at the potential of peer interaction to foster second language development. Acknowledging the context of peer interaction as highly dynamic and complex, the book considers the strengths and limitations of peer work from a range of theoretical perspectives. In doing so, Peer Interaction and Second Language Learning clarifies features of effective peer interaction for second language learning across a range of educational contexts, age spans, proficiency levels, and classroom tasks and settings.

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Autonomous Language Learning with Technology
HK$ 532.00 HK$ 590.00
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This book looks beyond the classroom, and focuses on out-of-class autonomous use of technology for language learning, discussing the theoretical frameworks, key findings and critical issues. The proliferation of digital language learning resources and tools is forcing language education into an era of unprecedented change. The book will stimulate discussions on how to support language learners to construct quality autonomous technology-mediated out-of-class learning experience outside the classroom and raise greater awareness of and research interest in this field. Out-of-class learning constitutes an important context for human development, and active engagement in out-of-class activities is associated with successful language development. With convenient access to expanded resources, venues and learning spaces, today's learners are not as dependent on in-class learning as they used to be. Thus, a deeper understanding of the terrain of out-of-class learning is of increasing significance in the current educational era. Technology is part and parcel of out-of-class language learning, and has been a primary source that learners actively use to construct language learning experience beyond the classroom. Language learners of all ages around the world have been found to actively utilize technological resources to support their language learning beyond formal language learning contexts. Insights into learners' out-of-class autonomous use of technology for language learning are essential to our understanding of out-of-class learning and inform educators on how language learners could be better supported to maximize the educational potentials of technology to construct quality out-of-class learning experience.

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Experimental Research Methods in Language Learning
HK$ 230.00 HK$ 255.00
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Language learning research aims to describe and fully explain how and why language learning takes place, but can fall short of its stated purpose. Systematic, rigorous research is needed if the growing field of language learning is to progress methodically. This book demonstrates and fully explains such a methodology. Given that research in language acquisition yields practical pedagogical implications, it is crucial that it is rigorous and accurate. This book offers a quantitative research methodology that relies on statistical analysis in order to make inferences and conclusions about language learning. Experimental research aims to understand differences between or within groups of learners under manipulated environments. It requires strict control of conditions, enabling interpretations with a low factor of error. Aek Phakiti provides step-by-step guidelines and underlying principles, epistemology and methodology, in a book that is essential for advanced students of language acquisition and language and education.

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Soft Power and the Worldwide Promotion of Chinese Language Learning
HK$ 202.00 HK$ 224.00
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'The Confucius Institute Project' - consisting of Confucius Institutes and Classrooms, the posting of Chinese language teachers to overseas schools and universities and the Chinese Bridge language competition - represents an attempt by China to extend its influence globally through the use of soft power. Facilitated by a rapidly increasing demand for Chinese language learning, it has established a presence across the globe and made valuable contributions to the learning and teaching of Chinese. However, this has not necessarily led to an increasingly positive view of China, either at a political or a societal level. Through an analysis of official documents, interviews with those involved, a survey of Chinese-language learners and a study of academic and media sources, the author evaluates the aims of the project, and discusses whether these aims are being met.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Лепо спава , мали вуче. Bilingual children's book (English - Serbian)
HK$ 25.00
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Serbian Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. дво езичнa k ига за децу, eнглески - српски Тим не може да заспи. егов мали Вук е нестао. Можда га е заборавио негде напо у? Тим Сам крене у но - Тамо изненада наи е и на сво е при ате е. "Лепо спава , мали вуче" е топла прича за лаку ноц. Преведена е у више од 50 езика и доступна е као дво езично изда е у више езичких комбинаци а.

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At the Crossroads: Challenges of Foreign Language Learning
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This book offers a valuable contribution to the discussion on the complexities of L2 learning processes that pose a challenge to learners. Focusing on the cognitive, affective and socio-cultural perspectives, the papers included provide important insights into the individual's experiences in second language acquisition. This work also addresses social interactions and cultural background, shedding new light on their role in the context in L2 learning processes. It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding the challenges of foreign-language (Fl) learning and teaching.

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Implicit and Explicit Knowledge in Second Language Learning, Testing and Teaching
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The implicit/ explicit distinction is central to our understanding of the nature of L2 acquisition. This book begins with an account of how this distinction applies to L2 learning, knowledge and instruction. It then reports a series of studies describing the development of a battery of tests providing relatively discrete measurements of L2 explicit/ implicit knowledge. These tests were then utilized to examine a number of key issues in SLA - the learning difficulty of different grammatical structures, the role of L2 implicit/ explicit knowledge in language proficiency, the relationship between learning experiences and learners' language knowledge profiles, the metalinguistic knowledge of teacher trainees and the effects of different types of form-focused instruction on L2 acquisition. The book concludes with a consideration of how the tests can be further developed and applied in the study of L2 acquisition.

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The Neurobiological Factors in Second Language Learning and Acquisition
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Scientific Essay from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, University of Debrecen (Regnum-M Educational Co. / University of Debrecen), course: English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, language: English, abstract: It is obvious that second language acquisition is a very inevitable phenomenon in language learning procedure, hence there is a whole library of books dealing with Sla. Contemporary findings (Pléh, 2010) have also showed that LA is one of the most important processes in our life, determining the whole procedure of language learning, not only in the case of second language, but also in the case of our mother tongue. Moreover, the whole process includes memorizing things, conceptualization, connecting cognitive information and eventual accuracy in the use of language. Interestingly enough, contemporary findings have also proved (Deb K. Roy et al, 2002) that first language acquisition begins even before the birth of the child, which means that the adaptation to the new circumstances and verbalcommunication starts in the mother's uterus. These new researches and our devotion to medical disciplines1 have made us compose an essay on the biological factors of Second Language Acquisition. No doubt, biological and neurobiological factors are very severely important parts of LA procedures, however, they are not really put into the focus of linguistic experts. The reason for this might be traced in several things: there are some (Birnbaum, 1996) who think that biological factors are not so important, since linguistic experts are supposed to be dealing with the technical and mechanical factors of language acquisition (e.g. how we learn the things, what methodology or approaches we need to master the language properly, etc.). Others note (Clark, 1997) that even when biological factors are very determining, linguistics are obliged to stick to the main stream of language acquisition, which is - beyond any quest

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Multiliteracies Pedagogy and Language Learning
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This book is the first volume to be devoted to the examination of the application of the multiliteracies pedagogical framework to the teaching of Spanish to heritage language learners in higher education institutions in the United States. The Hispanic population is a growing minority, and the presence of heritage speakers can be observed in second language Spanish classes in all levels of education, which presents unique challenges for practitioners. This collection focuses on differing populations of learners in educational settings in a variety of geographical areas, such as Arizona, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas. The studies included in the volume offer invaluable data and methodological insights into the instructional advantages of multiliteracies pedagogies in heritage language classrooms, and they will appeal to Spanish practitioners and researchers, as well as those interested in the education and practice of heritage languages.

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Handbook for Foreign Language Learning in Online Tandems and Educational Settings
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This book is about foreign language learning in non-formal Online Tandems. The collected papers by contributors who have expertise in the field of Language Pedagogy and Foreign Language Acquisition gather information on online interactions, such as the initiation of tandems, the mentoring of online activities and learners' interaction, as well as the assessment of the processes at hand. The handbook targets stakeholders, institutions of higher education, language teachers and tandem trainers at educational institutions that want to set up Online Tandems especially designed for third language learners. The book is the result of the three-year project L3Task carried out at five universities in Austria (Wien), Germany (Jena) and Spain (Alicante, Barcelona, Madrid) and associated partner institutions in China. It was funded by the European Commission in the frame of the Life Long Learning Programme.

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Exploring Psychology in Language Learning and Teaching
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This book explores key areas of educational and social psychology and considers their relevance to language learning and teaching, using activities and questions for reflection. The topics discussed in the book include: learners' and teachers' beliefs about how a language should be learned and taught learning and working in groups relationships with others the role of the self in teaching and learning motivation to start and persist with tasks the role of emotions in learning. The authors provide useful insights for the understanding of language learning and discuss the important implications for language teaching pedagogy. Extra resources are available on the website: www. oup.com/elt/teacher/exploringpsychology Marion Williams was formerly Reader in Applied Linguistics at the University of Exeter and is a past president of Iatefl. Sarah Mercer is Professor of Foreign Language Teaching at the University of Graz, Austria. Stephen Ryan is Professor in the School of Economics at Senshu University, Tokyo.

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Technology-Enhanced Language Learning for Specialized Domains
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Technology-Enhanced Language Learning for Specialized Domains provides an exploration of the latest developments in technology-enhanced learning and the processing of languages for specific purposes. It combines theoretical and applied research from an interdisciplinary angle, covering general issues related to learning languages with computers, assessment, mobile-assisted language learning, the new language massive open online courses, corpus-based research and computer-assisted aspects of translation. The chapters in this collection include contributions from a number of international experts in the field with a wide range of experience in the use of technologies to enhance the language learning process. The essays have been brought together precisely in recognition of the demand for this kind of specialised tuition, offering state-of-the-art technological and methodological innovation and practical applications. The topics covered revolve around the practical consequences of the current possibilites of mobility for both learners and teachers, as well as the applicability of updated technological advances to language learning and teaching, particularly in specialized domains. This is achieved through the description and discussion of practical examples of those applications in a variety of educational contexts. At the beginning of each thematic section, readers will find an introductory chapter which contextualises the topic and links the different examples discussed. Drawing together rich primary research and empirical studies related to specialized tuition and the processing of languages, Technology-Enhanced Language Learning for Specialized Domains will be an invaluable resource for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of education, computer assisted language learning, languages and linguistics, and language teaching.

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The Path of Speech Technologies in Computer Assisted Language Learning
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This collection examines the promise and limitations for computer-assisted language learning of emerging speech technologies: speech recognition, text-to-speech synthesis, and acoustic visualization. Using pioneering research from contributors based in the US and Europe, this volume illustrates the uses of each technology for learning languages, the problems entailed in their use, and the solutions evolving in both technology and instructional design. To illuminate where these technologies stand on the path from research toward practice, the book chapters are organized to reflect five stages in the maturation of learning technologies: basic research, analysis of learners' needs, adaptation of technologies to meet needs, development of prototypes to incorporate adapted technologies, and evaluation of prototypes. The volume demonstrates the progress in employing each class of speech technology while pointing up the effort that remains for effective, reliable application to language learning.

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First Language Use in Second and Foreign Language Learning
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This book focuses on the use of the first language in communicative or immersion-type classrooms. Through the intersection of theory, practice, curriculum and policy, the volume calls for a reconceptualization of code-switching as something that both proficient and aspiring bilinguals do naturally, and as a practice that is inherently linked with bilingual code-switching.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Dormi bene, piccolo lupo. Bilingual children's book (English - Italian)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Italian Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of these languages. Libro per bambini bilinguale (da 2 anni), inglese - italiano Tim non riesce ad addormentarsi. Il suo piccolo lupo è sparito! Forse lo ha dimenticato fuori? Tim si allontana tutto solo nella notte - e inaspettatamente riceve compagnia… "Dormi bene, piccolo lupo" è un racconto della buona notte che scalda il cuore. È stato tradotto in oltre 50 lingue ed è disponibile in edizione bilingue in tutte le combinazioni possibili.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Dormu bone, lupeto. Bilingual children's book (English - Esperanto)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Esperanto Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Dulingva infanlibro, angla - esperanto Tim ne povas ekdormi. Lia lupeto mankas! Cu li forgesis gin ekstere? Tute sola, en la nokto, Tim eliras la hejmon - kaj neatendite renkontas kelkajn amikojn… "Dormu bone, lupeto" estas korvarmiga rakonto por endormigi. Gi estas tradukita en pli ol 50 lingvojn, kaj estas havebla kiel dulingva eldono en ciuj imageblaj kombinajoj de tiuj ci lingvoj.

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Danny Duck Tames the Lion: O Pato Danny Doma o Leão. Bilingual Book English - Portuguese. Learn Portuguese Collection
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Danny is a very confident young Duck in search of adventure. In this story he finds work in a circus cleaning out the animal pens. Not the exciting adventure Danny is looking for, but when the lion tamer gets the flu Danny gets the chance of his Life! Will Danny tame Larry the lion or he will run back to the farm like a scared chicken? You will find out by reading this wonderfully illustrated bilingual English Portuguese book. A fun way to practice and improve your Portuguese. This dual language book is recommended for bilingual children and Portuguese language students with a basic or intermediate knowledge, who want to revise a dual language text in English and Portuguese. This illustrated book is divided into three sections. In the first part, for ease of understanding the two languages are displayed together mostly one or two sentences at a time. Showing the languages together helps compare words and common expressions easily. The second part, the Portuguese only version allows intermediate students to test their understanding and the third part is in English only. Reading this fun bilingual book will help you learn and develop your Portuguese language skills. We hope you enjoy the story.

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Bringing the Standards for Foreign Language Learning to Life
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What does a student-centered social studies classroom really look like? Renowned educator Bil Johnson reveals how to teach social studies so that your students become engaged, active, and responsible learners. This book demonstrates how student-centered strategies can be applied in your classroom. It shows you how to make students' work the focus of what occurs in your classroom, prepare lesson plans based on what students should know and be able to do, and create a classroom environment revolving around rigorous and creative student activity. Also included are classroom examples of socratic seminars and other forms of group work such as simulations and role playing, performances and exhibitions, projects and portfolios, and other demonstrations of student learning.

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Second Language Learning Theories - The Behaviouristic Approach as the Initial Theory towards Modern Researches
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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 2-3, University of Kassel, 15 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The way of teaching a Second Language is still subject of research and discussion today. Current studies on L2 teaching methodologies show the necessity of investigation. Long time, L2 teaching methodolgies were closely related to theories on L2 learning or Second Language Acquisition (Sla). Those theories became the most popular in World War II and the behaviouristic approach of the 1950's and 60's was influential and leading during a long period following. That is why this paper concentrates on the behaviouristic approach, considering B.f. Skinner especially. As other researchers found this approach insufficient, various studies have been initiated. They tried to find evidence for opposite theories or they enlarged and/or changed behaviourists views. The behaviourist approach still has some influence on L2 teaching today. However, modern investigations made clear that there is a need for distinction between L2 learning theories and teaching methodologies.

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Teaching and Researching Language Learning Strategies
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Now in its second edition, Teaching and Researching Language Learning Strategies: Self-Regulation in Context charts the field systematically and coherently for the benefit of language learning practitioners, students, and researchers. This volume carries on the author's tradition of linking theoretical insights with readability and practical utility and offers an enhanced Strategic Self-Regulation Model. It is enriched by many new features, such as the first-ever major content analysis of published learning strategy definitions, leading to a long-awaited, encompassing strategy definition that, to a significant degree, brings order out of chaos in the strategy field. Rebecca L. Oxford provides an intensive discussion of self-regulation, agency, and related factors as the "soul of learning strategies." She ushers the strategy field into the twenty-first century with the first in-depth treatment of strategies and complexity theory.A major section is devoted to applications of learning strategies in all language skill areas and in grammar and vocabulary. The last chapter presents innovations for strategy instruction, such as ways to deepen and differentiate strategy instruction to meet individual needs; a useful, scenario-based emotion regulation questionnaire; insights on new research methods; and results of two strategy instruction meta-analyses. This revised edition includes in-depth questions, tasks, and projects for readers in every chapter. This is the ideal textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in Tesol, Elt, education, linguistics, and psychology.

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Modern Korean Grammar
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Routledge's Modern Grammar series is an innovative reference guide combining traditional and function-focused grammar in a single volume, with an accompanying workbook. The aim of the Modern Korean Grammar is to provide an overview of the structures and functions of the Korean language. Designed for those who have already acquired the basics of the language, the book combines a comprehensive description of the grammatical structures of Korean with a functional/usage approach to the language. All target grammatical and functional points will be illustrated with examples in Hangul with English translations for better understanding. In addition, the use of linguistic terminology is limited, to facilitate quick and easy comprehension.

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Multiculturalism and Technology-Enhanced Language Learning
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The implementation of technological tools in classroom settings provides significant enhancements to the learning process. When utilized properly, students can achieve better knowledge and understanding. Multiculturalism and Technology-Enhanced Language Learning is a critical source of research for the latest perspectives on the intersection of cross-cultural studies and technology in foreign language learning classrooms. Highlighting pertinent topics across a range of relevant coverage, such as mobile learning, game-based learning, and distance education, this book is ideally designed for educators, researchers, academics, linguists, and upper-level students interested in the latest innovations for language education.

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The Power of Identity and Ideology in Language Learning
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This critical ethnographic school-based case study offers insights on the interaction between ideology and the identity development of individual English language learners in Singapore. Illustrated by case studies of the language learning experiences of five Asian immigrant students in an English-medium school in Singapore, the author examines how the immigrant students negotiated a standard English ideology and their discursive positioning over the course of the school year. Specifically, the study traces how the prevailing standard English ideology interacted in highly complex ways with their being positioned as high academic achievers to ultimately influence their learning of English. This potent combination of language ideologies and circulating ideologies created a designer student immigration complex. By framing this situation as a complex, the study problematizes the power of ideologies in shaping the trajectories and identities of language learners.

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Crosslinguistic Influence and Distinctive Patterns of Language Learning
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This book details patterns of language use that can be found in the writing of adult immigrant learners of Norwegian as a second language (L2). Each study draws its data from a single corpus of texts written for a proficiency test of L2 Norwegian by learners representing 10 different first language (L1) backgrounds. The participants of the study are immigrants to Norway and the book deals with the varying levels and types of language difficulties faced by such learners from differing backgrounds. The studies examine the learners' use of Norwegian in relation to the morphological, syntactic, lexical, semantic and pragmatic patterns they produce in their essays. Nearly all the studies in the book rely on analytical methods specifically designed to isolate the effects of the learners' L1s on their use of L2 Norwegian, and every chapter highlights patterns that distinguish different L1 groups from one another.

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Language Learning and the Brain
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Every person who encounters or learns another language is faced with the challenge of processing many new words in a short period of time. What are the conditions under which a learner can acquire those words successfully and process them to long-term memory? How do language and memory faculties interact? What role do the senses play in this process? Are factors such as age or individual backgrounds of learners to be considered? Taking the reader on a fascinating journey through the brain to demonstrate how language is processed, Ulf Schütze explains the dynamic environment involved in recording and producing words. The book also discusses how to use information technology, such as Apps, to make the learning of words entertaining and efficient.

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Identity, Motivation and Autonomy in Language Learning
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In this volume researchers from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North and South America employ a variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches in their exploration of the links between identity, motivation, and autonomy in language learning. On a conceptual level the authors explore issues related to agency, metacognition, imagination, beliefs, and self. The book also addresses practice in classroom, self-access, and distance education contexts, considering topics such as teachers' views on motivation, plurilingual learning, sustaining motivation in distance education, pop culture and gaming, study abroad, and the role of agency and identity in the motivation of pre-service teachers. The book concludes with a discussion of how an approach which sees identity, motivation, and autonomy as interrelated constructs has the potential to inform theory, practice and future research directions in the field of language teaching and learning.

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Second Language Learning and Language Teaching
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Second Language Learning and Language Teaching provides an introduction to the application of second language acquisition research to language teaching. Assuming no previous background in second language acquisition or language teaching methods, this text starts by introducing readers to the basic issues of second language acquisition research. It then examines how people learn particular aspects of the second language, such as grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and the writing system, and at the strategies they adopt in their learning and the differences between individuals. Final chapters look at second language learning in a broader context - the goals of language teaching and how teaching methods relate to SLA research. This newly updated fifth edition builds on the comprehensive scope of earlier editions while also addressing more recent developments in the field, particularly multilingual approaches to language teaching.

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Independent Language Learning
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Independent learning is not a new concept for language educators but while teachers, curriculum designers and policy makers have embraced it as underpinning modern notions of education, it remains a dynamic and vibrant field for researchers and academics who aim to broaden its scope and deepen our understanding of how it may be applied most effectively both inside and outside the classroom. The contributors to this volume use their experience of applying the concepts related to independent learning in various geographical, cultural and pedagogical tertiary-level learning contexts to present new perspectives on how independent learning can inform and support policy, teaching methodology, curriculum development and the nurturing of successful learners. While the first section of the book provides a view of the field from three broad curriculum development viewpoints, the remaining chapters primarily focus on the experience of learners, teachers and curriculum developers in applying principles of learner autonomy, self-regulation and self-direction with various types of learner-each with their own identities, motivations, expectations and goals. These learner and teacher stories provide insights that are important for an understanding of some of the impacts an independent learning approach to language learning have on learners in various educational contexts. This book will be of value to pre-service and in-service teachers, curriculum developers and teacher educators working in diverse educational contexts in more fully appreciating the contribution an independent learning focus can make to successful learning.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Tidurlah yang Nyenyak, Serigala Kecil. Bilingual children's book (English - Indonesian)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Indonesian Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Buku anak-anak dengan dwibahasa (untuk 2 tahun keatas), b. Inggris - bahasa Indonesia Tim tidak bisa tidur. Serigala kecilnya hilang! Apakah mungkin Si Serigala Kecil tertinggal di luar? Seorang diri, Tim keluar di malam hari - dan tanpa disangka bertemu dengan beberapa teman. "Tidurlah yang Nyenyak, Serigala Kecil" merupakan cerita pengantar tidur yang menghangatkan hati. Cerita ini sudah diterjemahkan ke dalam 50 bahasa dan tersedia dalam berbagai kombinasi dua bahasa.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Lala salama, mbwa mwitu mdogo. Bilingual children's book (English - Swahili)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Swahili Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Kitabu cha picha cha lugha mbili, Kiingereza - Swahili Tim hawezi kupata usingizi. Mbwa mwitu wake mdogo amekosekana. Je, labda amemsahau nje? Tim anatoka peke yake usiku na anakutana na baadhi ya marafiki. "Lala salama, mbwa mwitu mdogo" ni hadithi ya kusisimua wakati wa kulala. Imetafsiriwa katika lugha zaidi ya 50. Na inapatikana kama toleo la lugha mbili katika muungano wa lugha ziwekanazo.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Dorme bem, lobinho. Bilingual children's book (English - Portuguese)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Portuguese Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Livro infantil bilingue (a partir de 2 anos), inglês - português O Tim não consegue adormecer. O seu lobinho desapareceu! Será que ficou esquecido lá fora? Sozinho, o Tim aventura-se pela noite - e encontra companheiros inesperados… "Dorme bem, lobinho" é uma história de boa noite reconfortante e encorajadora que foi traduzida em mais de 50 línguas e está disponível como edição bilingue em todas as combinações imagináveis destas línguas.

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Language Learning
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Language Learning provides an introduction to language development that differs from existing books in that it traces language and cognitive development (together with the associated debates) from babyhood, through the school years of middle childhood and adolescence, into adulthood and the world of work. Increasingly, the global trend is towards learning to speak, read and write more than one language. Language Learning is a comprehensive book that includes descriptions and discussions of learning more than one language sequentially and simulataneously. The only book to look at language with a lifelong perspective, it is ideal as an introductory student text. Each chapter contains ideas and suggestions for students to follow-up and begin their own small scale investigations into language development.

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Dialogue With Bakhtin on Second and Foreign Language Learning
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This volume is the first to explore links between the Russian linguist Mikhail Bakhtin's theoretical insights about language and practical concerns with second and foreign language learning and teaching. Situated within a strong conceptual framework and drawing from a rich empirical base, it reflects recent scholarship in applied linguistics that has begun to move away from formalist views of language as universal, autonomous linguistic systems, and toward an understanding of language as dynamic collections of cultural resources. According to Bakhtin, the study of language is concerned with the dialogue existing between linguistic elements and the uses to which they are put in response to the conditions of the moment. Such a view of language has significant implications for current understandings of second- and foreign-language learning. The contributors draw on some of Bakhtin's more significant concepts, such as dialogue, utterance, heteroglossia, voice, and addressivity to examine real world contexts of language learning. The chapters address a range of contexts including elementary- and university-level English as a second language and foreign language classrooms and adult learning situations outside the formal classroom. The text is arranged in two parts. Part I, "Contexts of Language Learning and Teaching," contains seven chapters that report on investigations into specific contexts of language learning and teaching. The chapters in Part II, "Implications for Theory and Practice," present broader discussions on second and foreign language learning using Bakhtin's ideas as a springboard for thinking. This is a groundbreaking volume for scholars in applied linguistics, language education, and language studies with an interest in second and foreign language learning; for teacher educators; and for teachers of languages from elementary to university levels. It is highly relevant as a text for graduate-level courses in applied linguistics and second- and foreign-lang

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Between two Grammars: Research and Practice for Language Learning and Teaching in a Creole-speaking Environment
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Between Two Grammars: Research and Practice for Language Learning and Teaching in a Creole-speaking Environment builds on earlier works in the field of language learning and teaching and brings new ideas about language teaching in a Creole-speaking environment. Using Jamaica as the example, the history of education is examined with a view to explaining some of the current attitudes to schooling and the objections to accepting Jamaican Creole (Patois/Patwa) as a necessary part of the consciousness of the classroom teacher. Constructed with an understanding of the unique requirements for language teaching in the Caribbean, whilst integrating theory and practice, Dr Bryan's recommendations in Between Two Grammars are the result of years of research within the fields of sociolinguistics, language education, Caribbean history and teacher education. Beverley Bryan is Head of the Department of Educational Studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. She holds a PhD in Language Education from the University of London and is the author of numerous professional journal articles and book chapters. She is a past editor of the Caribbean Journal of Education and is also a member of the journal's editorial board and is currently assistant editor for Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean (Jedic). She is also a member of the editorial board for Changing English.

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Motivational Dynamics in Language Learning
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This landmark volume offers a collection of conceptual papers and empirical research studies that investigate the dynamics of language learning motivation from a complex dynamic systems perspective. The contributors include some of the most well-established scholars from three continents, all addressing the question of how we can understand motivation if we perceive it as continuously changing and evolving rather than as a fixed learner trait. The data-based studies also provide useful research models and templates for graduate students and scholars in the fields of applied linguistics and SLA who are interested in engaging with the intriguing area of examining language learning in a dynamic vein.

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Autonomy and Independence in Language Learning
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The topics of autonomy and independence play an increasingly important role in language education. They raise issues such as learners' responsibility for their own learning, and their right to determine the direction of their own learning, the skills which can be learned and applied in self-directed learning and capacity for independent learning and the extents to which this can be suppressed by institutional education. This volume offers new insights into the principles of autonomy and independence and the practices associated with them focusing on the area of EFL teaching. The editors' introduction provides the context and outlines the main issues involved in autonomy and independence. Later chapters discuss the social and political implications of autonomy and independence and their effects on educational structures. The consequences for the design of learner-centred materials and methods is discussed, together with an exploration of the practical ways of implementing autonomy and independence in language teaching and learning. Each section of the book opens with an introduction to give structure to the development of ideas and themes, with synopses to highlight salient features in the text and help build upon the material of previous chapters.

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Second and Foreign Language Learning Through Classroom Interaction
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This volume brings together the current theoretical interest in reconceptualizing second and foreign language learning from a sociocultural perspective on language and learning, with practical concerns about second and foreign language pedagogy. It presents a set of studies whose focus is on the empirical description of particular practices constructed in classroom interaction that promote the learning of a second or foreign language. The authors examine in detail the processes by which the learning of additional languages is accomplished in the interaction of a variety of classrooms and in a variety of languages. Not only will the findings from the studies reported in this volume help to lay a foundation for the development of a more expansive, sociocultural model of second and foreign language learning, but on a more practical level they will help language educators in creating a set of principles for identifying and sustaining classroom interactional practices that foster additional language development. The volume is distinguished in three ways:* Following a Vygotskyan perspective on development, the studies assume that language learning is a fundamentally pragmatic enterprise, intrinsically linked to language use. This breaks from a more traditional understanding of second and foreign language learning, which has viewed learning and use as two distinct phenomena. The importance of classroom interaction to additional language development is foregrounded* The investigations reported in this book are distinguished by their methodological approach. Because language learning is assumed to be a situated, context-sensitive, and dynamic process, the studies do not rely on traditional experimental methods for collecting and analyzing data, but rather, they involve primarily the use of ethnographic and discourse analytic methods* The studies focus on interactional practices that promote second and foreign language learning. Although a great deal of research has examined

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Rethinking Second Language Learning
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This book evaluates a project where formal classroom learning of a second language was supplemented with informal, natural interactions with older native speakers of the target language, delivering a number of pedagogical and societal benefits. The authors introduce a model of intergenerational, intercultural encounters which aims to promote the use of community language resources; enrich the experiences of young learners; foster greater understanding between generations; break down cultural stereotypes; encourage appreciation of different cultures and enhance the quality of life and community engagement of older people with a bi/multilingual background. It draws on theories of language acquisition, discourse analysis and psychosocial perspectives to propose a model of language learning for students that can be used for any language or locality. It is therefore an essential resource for graduate students, researchers and language teachers as well as for education, aged and youth care policy makers, practitioners and community services workers who are interested in innovative language pedagogy.

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Handbook of Research on Individual Differences in Computer-Assisted Language Learning
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The latest advances and trends in technology have enabled rapid development in the field of language education. Students and teachers alike now benefit from the assistance of various technological innovations, thus increasing the overall effectiveness of the curriculum. The Handbook of Research on Individual Differences in Computer-Assisted Language Learning addresses the implementation of current research methodologies within EFL and ESL classroom settings and the variety of modifications employed by language experts. Focusing on quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies, this book is an essential reference source for applied linguists, Call researchers, language teachers, and upper-level students within the field of foreign language education.

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Language Learning, Gender and Desire
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For many Japanese women, the English language has never been just another school subject. For them, English is the tool of identity transformation and the means of obtaining what they passionately desire - mobility, the West and its masculinity. Language Learning, Gender and Desire explores Japanese women's passion for learning English and how they negotiate identity and desire in the terrain of racial, sexual and linguistic politics. Drawing on ethnographic data and popular media texts, the book offers new insights into the multidirectionality of desire and power in the context of second language learning.

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Subtitles and Language Learning
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This book is meant to provide a scientific and educational guide for researchers, language professionals and students of applied linguistics. The collected articles incorporate past and recent research on the use of subtitles as foreign language learning tools, and describe some interesting teaching/learning experiences carried out by university scholars and school teachers to test the effects of subtitles/subtitling in tutored or untutored foreign language learning contexts. It provides examples with didactic feedback on the use of interlingual, intralingual and reversed subtitled audiovisuals from the early eighties up to 2013. The opportunities offered by such multimodal, inter-semiotic learning aids are acknowledged to facilitate self-study and promote digital literacy, yet the pedagogical context, be it physical or virtual, always plays a prominent psychological role which affects foreign language acquisition.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Mirno spi, mali volk. Bilingual children's book (English - Slovene)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Slovene Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Dvojezicna otroska knjiga, anglescina - slovenscina Tim ne more zaspati. Pogresa svojega majhnega volka. Morda ga je pozabil zunaj? Tim se sam odpravi v noc ‒ in nepricakovano sreca svoje prijatelje. "Mirno spi, mali volk" je pripovedka za lahko noc, ki ogreje srce. Prevedena je bila v vec kot 50 jezikov in je na voljo kot vecjezicna izdaja v vseh jezikovnih razlicicah.

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Language Learning and Use in English-Medium Higher Education
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This book critically refines and adds depth to current understandings and practices in EAP (English for Academic Purposes) and EMI (English-Medium Instruction), using empirical research examining the experiences of English language learning and use of undergraduate and postgraduate international students in the UK. The author illuminates the language learning that takes place in and around English-medium higher education settings, both formally and informally, with a specific focus on courses with a creative or professional practice orientation. Drawing on theoretical insights from socio-cultural Second Language Acquisition, this volume capitalises on the synergies between applied linguistics and higher education research to paint a richer picture of the interactions facilitating student growth as confident and competent communicators in globalised academic and professional settings. Considering the broader implications of language development initiatives, this volume will be of interest to students and scholars of applied linguistics, English as a Second Language and second language acquisition.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Dors bien, petit loup. Bilingual children's book (English - French)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - French Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Livre bilingue pour enfants (à partir de 2 ans), anglais - français Tim ne peut pas s'endormir. Son petit loup n'est plus là! Est-ce qu'il l'a oublié dehors? Tout seul, il part dans la nuit - et rencontre des compagnons inattendus … "Dors bien, petit loup" est un conte pour s'endormir qui réchauffe le caur. Il a été traduit dans plus de 50 langues, et est disponible dans toutes les combinaisons imaginables de ces langues.

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Gendered Identities and Immigrant Language Learning
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This ethnographic study of a California English as a Second Language program explores how the gendered life experiences of immigrant adults shape their participation in both the English language classroom and the education of their children, within the contemporary sociohistorical context of Latin American immigration to the United States.

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Second Language Learning
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A survey and analysis of second language theory discusses the development of ideas in this expanding area of language studies. It looks at the implications of these ideas and directions for future research. Contains study questions and activities as well as practical guidelines on the use of available research resources.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Солодких сн в, маленький вовчикy. Bilingual children's book (English - Ukrainian)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Ukrainian Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. двомовна дитяча книга (в д 2-х рок в), англ йською - укра нською Т м не може заснути. Йому не вистача його маленького вовчика! Можливо в н забув його надвор ? Сам-сам с нький Т м вируша в н ч, неспод вано до нього приходять друз … "Солодких сн в, маленький вовчику" - це зворушлива казка на н ч, яку перекладено б льш, н ж 50-ма мовами св ту. Як двомовне видання вона доступна в ус х можливих комб нац ях мов.

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Family Language Learning
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Family Language Learning is a practical guide designed to support, advise and encourage any parents who are hoping to raise their children bilingually. It is unique in that it focuses on parents who are not native speakers of a foreign language. It gives parents the tools they need to cultivate and nurture their own language skills while giving their children an opportunity to learn another language. The book combines cutting-edge research on language exposure with honest and often humorous stories from personal interviews with families speaking a foreign language at home. By dispelling long-held myths about how language is learned, it provides hope to parents who want to give their children bilingual childhoods, but feel they don't know where to start with learning a foreign language.

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Aspects of Culture in Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning
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In recent years language learning has been increasingly viewed by some SLA researchers as an essentially social-psychological process in which the role of a wider sociocultural context should not be marginalized. This volume offers a valuable contribution to this growing body of research by providing theoretical considerations and empirical research data on themes such as the development of intercultural communicative competence, the role of English as a lingua franca in intercultural communication, and the place of cultural factors in SLA theorizing, research, second/foreign language teaching and teacher training. The volume also contains contributions which share the linguistic interest in the culture-related concepts and constructs such as time, modesty, politeness, and respect, discussing the culture-dependent differences in conceptualization and their reflection in particular language forms and linguistic devices.

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Second Language Learning through Drama
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Drama is increasingly being recognised as a valuable pedagogy for language learning as it can harness children's imaginations and stimulate their desire to communicate. Second Learning Language through Drama draws on current theories of additional and foreign language learning and illustrates through practical case studies how drama can be used to support the four key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Drawing on the work of an international group of practitioners who are all highly experienced in using drama for the purpose of second language learning, the book clearly explains key drama conventions and strategies and outlines the innovative ways they have been used to create enjoyable and stimulating classroom activities that allow for multiple ways of learning. Throughout the book the emphasis is on making language learning accessible and relevant to children and young people through creative, physically active and playful approaches. The strategies described are all highly flexible and readily adaptable to different teaching contexts. Specific themes include: Using stories and drama to motivate learners at all levelsDrama, language learning and identityAssessment opportunities through process dramaIssues of language learning and cultural empowermentDigital storytellingFilm & drama aestheticsSecond Language Learning through Drama will be of great interest to those studying on undergraduate and postgraduate courses and will serve as a highly valuable text to practitioners looking to incorporate the approaches described into their lessons and classroom activities.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - おおかみくんも ぐっすり おやすみなさい. Bilingual children's book (English - Japanese)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Japanese Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of these languages. バイリンガルの児童書, 英語 - 日本語 ティムはねむれません。おおかみくんが いなくなっちゃったのです!おそとに わすれてきちゃったのかな?ティムは たったひとりで よるのおそとへ でかけていきます。 あれ、 おともだちもやってきたよ…… 『おやすみ、おおかみくん』は、あたたかい気持ちになる おやすみ前の よみきかせ絵本です。50以上の言語に翻訳され、それらを組み合わせることでバイリンガル・バージョンとなります。

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Space, Place and Autonomy in Language Learning
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This book explores theories of space and place in relation to autonomy in language learning. Encompassing a wide range of linguistically and culturally diverse learning contexts, this edited collection brings together research papers from academics working in fourteen countries. In their studies, these researchers examine physical, virtual and metaphorical learning spaces from a wide range of theoretical and interdisciplinary perspectives (semiotic, ecological, complexity, human geography, linguistic landscapes, mediated discourse analysis, sociocultural, constructivist and social constructivist) and methodological approaches. The book traces its origins to the first-ever symposium on space, place and autonomy, which was held at the International Association of Applied Linguistics (Aila) 2014 World Congress in Brisbane. The final chapter, which presents a thematic analysis of the papers in this volume, discusses the implications for theory development, further enquiry, and pedagogical practice.

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New Media and Perennial Problems in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching
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The book concerns the ways in which the new media shape communication along with educational expectations and practices in foreign language classrooms. Although foreign language learners have cheap and easy access to information and ways of communication, they also wrestle with problems that have always accompanied language learning. The focus of the book is two-fold. On the one hand, the authors demonstrate how using social networks, videoconferencing, mobile phones, wikis, and computer-mediated interaction contributes to the development of language skills, negotiated interaction, autonomy, and intercultural competence. On the other, they discuss "old" issues pertaining to the role of vocabulary, corrective feedback, textbooks and inner speech in the process of language learning and use. Every chapter reports original empirical research on issues related to the new media and old problems in foreign language teaching contexts in various countries, and with respect to various age groups.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - , . Bilingual children's book (English - Georgian)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Georgian Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. , - . ! - . " , " , 50.

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Consciousness and Second Language Learning
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This book explores the place of consciousness in second language learning. It offers extensive background information on theories of consciousness and provides a detailed consideration of both the nature of consciousness and the cognitive context in which it appears. It presents the established Modular Online Growth and Use of Language (Mogul) framework and explains the place of consciousness within this framework to enable a cognitively conceptualised understanding of consciousness in second language learning. It then applies this framework to fundamental concerns of second language acquisition, those of perception and memory, looking at how second language representations come to exist in the mind and what happens to these representations once they have been established (memory consolidation and restructuring).

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Complexity in Classroom Foreign Language Learning Motivation
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This book explores how complex systems theory can contribute to the understanding of classroom language learner motivation through an extended examination of one particular, situated research project. Working from the lived experience of the participants, the study describes how action research methods were used to explore the dynamic conditions operating in a foreign language classroom in Japan. The book draws attention to the highly personalised and individual, yet equally co-formed nature of classroom foreign language learning motivation and to the importance of agency and emotions in language learning. It presents an extended illustration of the applicability of complex systems theory for research design and process in SLA and its narrative approach shines light upon the evolving nature of research and role of the researcher. The study will be a valuable resource for practitioners, researchers and postgraduate students interested in classroom language teaching and learning, especially those with a focus on motivation among learners.

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Language Learning Motivation in Japan
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This book synthesises current theory and research on L2 motivation in the EFL Japanese context carried out by internationally recognized researchers and upcoming researcher-educators working in various educational contexts in Japan. Topics covered include the issues of cultural identity, demotivation, language communities, positive psychology, possible L2 selves and internationalisation within a key EFL context. The studies in the book utilise a wide variety of research methodologies aiming to narrow the gap between theory and practice and examine L2 motivation in primary, secondary and tertiary education. This volume will be of interest to research/teacher professionals who are currently engaged in active Esl/efl practice, EFL educators, researchers, and teacher-trainers both inside and outside Japan, who are interested in research on L2 motivation in general and within the Japanese context in particular, as well as graduate and postgraduate researchers.

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Learner Contributions to Language Learning
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Since it was first established in the 1970s the Applied Linguistics and Language Study series has become a major force in the study of practical problems in human communication and language education. Drawing extensively on empirical research and theoretical work in linguistics, sociology, psychology and education, the series explores key issues in language acquisition and language use. What the learner contributes is central to the language learning process. Learner Contributions to Language Learning provides a uniquely comprehensive account of learners' personal attributes, their thinking, their feelings, and their actions that have been shown to have an impact upon language learning. Containing specific chapters from leading names in the field, this book provides both a review of what has been discovered from previous research and identifies important future directions for research on learner contributions. It is a landmark volume setting the agenda for language learning research in the 21st century and it provides invaluable information for all those engaged in language teaching. The contributors to the volume are-Michael P. Breen Bonny NortonAnna Chamot Rebecca OxfordRod Ellis Anna PavlenkoJames P. Lantolf Anita WendenDiane Larsen-Freeman

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Language learning with computers
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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,0 (A), University of Duisburg-Essen, course: Language learning on- and offline, language: English, abstract: This paper is based on an oral report about `computers in school. Since my group and I did a lot of research in schools including interviews and a visit in a language lesson I will use our results for developing this work. The question I asked myself before I started researching is whether computers are a good alternative to frontal teaching in language lessons. I will compare both teaching methods after I write about research results about the two options. In the end an evaluation of the results will be made. First of all I have to say that Pro and Contra arguments of course slightly vary from person to person since everyone has different points of view. I start with listing up the Contra points. The first point is the financial aspect of computers1. To afford the whole equipment for a whole school costs quite a lot and is much more of an investment than maybe some books. If the school does not have enough money it could be unaffordable to pay for the right amount of computers, screens, etc. Another important aspect is that some teachers did not, like most of the recent pupils, grow up with computers and still do not know how to handle it. Some of them think they are too old for trying to get into this new type of media. And even if they would try it they think they are technically not as good as the pupils themselves and could look like a fool in front of the class2. [.] 1 See Christiane Kallenbach, Markus Ritter: Computerideen für den Englischunterricht. Anregungen und Beispiele für den Software- und Interneteinsatz Klassen 5-10. Berlin 2000, p. 11 2 See Kallenbach, Ritter, [See note 1], page 11

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New Perspectives on Individual Differences in Language Learning and Teaching
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The volume constitutes an attempt to capture the intricate relationship between individual learner differences and other variables which are of interest to theorists, researchers and practitioners representing such diverse branches of applied linguistics as psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics or language teaching methodology. It brings together contributions by Polish and international authors, including leading experts in the field, touching upon changing perspectives on individual variation, cognitive, affective and social variables, learning deficits as well as their impact on learning and teaching. It offers a multifaceted perspective on these problems and shows how theory and research can be translated into classroom practice.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Aludj jól, Kisfarkas. Bilingual children's book (English - Hungarian)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Hungarian Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Kétnyelvű gyermekkönyv, angol - magyar Tim nem tud elaludni. Nem találja a kisfarkasát. Talán kinnt felejtette? Egészen egyedül nekivág az éjszakának - s váratlanul társakra talál … Az "Aludj jól, Kisfarkas" egy szívet melengető esti mese, amit több mint ötven nyelvre lefordítottak és kétnyelvű változata ezen nyelvek minden elképzelhető kombinációjaként kapható.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - , . Bilingual children's book (English - Hindi)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Hindi Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. , - ! - . " , "

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An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching
HK$ 355.00 HK$ 394.00
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An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching provides an engaging, student-friendly guide to the field of foreign language learning and teaching. Aimed at students with no background in the area and taking a task-based approach, this book: introduces the theoretical and practical aspects of both learning and teaching;provides discussion and workshop activities throughout each chapter of the book, along with further reading and reflection tasks;deals with classroom- and task-based teaching, and covers lesson planning and testing, making the book suitable for use on practical training courses;analyses different learning styles and suggests strategies to improve language acquisition;includes examples from foreign language learning in Russian, French, and German, as well as English;is accompanied by a brand new companion website at www. routledge.com/cw/johnson, which contains additional material, exercises, and weblinks. Written by an experienced teacher and author, An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching is essential reading for students beginning their study in the area, as well as teachers in training and those already working in the field.

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Foreign Language Learning Anxiety in China
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Already the focus of much interest for 50 years, the study of foreign language learning anxiety (Flla) still remains a popular research topic among scholars in Western countries. Flla is believed to be an important cause of students' "dumb English". Considering the paucity of monographs on Flla in China, this book represents an important step towards filling this gap. The author uses his PhD dissertation as a foundation for reviewing and discussing previous literature, as well as the current status of and major issues concerning Flla worldwide. The book explores Flla in China by using innovative triangulated research methodology, combining both quantitative and qualitative methods, namely surveys, focused interviews, and classroom observations. It also highlights the significance and implications of the research results and predicts the future of global Flla research with a particular focus on China. Readers will discover the latest developments and issues concerning Flla, causes of Flla, and verified, effective strategies for alleviating such anxiety.

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Advising in Language Learning
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Advising in Language Learning (All) brings together examples of advising practice and research from various international contexts in a fast-developing field. A theoretical model based on constructivism and sociocultural theory (the Dialogue, Tools and Context Model ) is proposed and supported thoughout the book, as each of the contributions focuses on one or more areas of the model. In this volume the editors set out the general aims and understandings of the field, illustrating the innovative manner in which advisors around the world are working with learners and researching the practice of All.

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Strategic Language Learning
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This monograph reports on a longitudinal inquiry into mainland Chinese undergraduates language learning experiences in an English medium university. The inquiry reveals dynamic interaction between agency and contextual conditions underlying the participants strategic learning efforts in a multilingual setting.

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The Second Language Learning Processes of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties
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The Second Language Learning Processes of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties is the only recent book available to offer a detailed and in-depth discussion of the second language learning processes of students with specific learning difficulties (SpLDs). It summarizes research advances in the fields of cognitive and educational psychology and integrates them with recent studies in the area of second language acquisition (Sla). Thus the book is relevant not only to readers who are particularly interested in the role of specific learning difficulties in learning additional languages, but also to those who would like to understand how individual differences in cognitive functioning influence Sla. The book focuses on four important areas that are particularly relevant for language learners with SpLDs: the processes of SLA in general and the development of reading skills in particular, the effectiveness of pedagogical programs, the assessment of the language competence of students with SpLDs and identifying SpLDs in another language. The book also views learners with SpLDs in their social and educational contexts and elaborates how the barriers in these contexts can affect their language learning processes. This is an excellent resource for language teachers, students, and researchers in the areas of second language acquisition and applied linguistics.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Sladce spi, malý vlku. Bilingual children's book (English - Czech)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Czech Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Dvojjazycná detská kniha, anglický - ceský Tim nemuze usnout. Jeho malý vlk mu chybí! Mozná ze ho zapomel venku? Tim zamírí ven do noci úplne sám - a necekane narazí na nekolik prátel… "Spi sladce, malý vlku" je hrejivá pohádka na dobrou noc. Byla prelozena do více nez 50-ti jazyku a je k dispozici ve dvojjazycném vydání ve vsech mozných myslitelných kombinacích jazyku.

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Extending the Boundaries of Research on Second Language Learning and Teaching
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The book contains a selection of papers reflecting cutting-edge developments in the field of learning and teaching second and foreign languages. The contributions are devoted to such issues as classroom-oriented research, sociocultural aspects of language acquisition, individual differences in language learning, teacher development, new strands in second language acquisition research as well as methodological considerations. Because of its scope, the diversity of topics covered and the adoption of various theoretical perspectives, the volume is of interest not only to theorists and researchers but also to methodologists and practitioners, and can be used in courses for graduate students.

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Teaching & Researching: Computer-Assisted Language Learning
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Computers play a crucial and rapidly evolving role in education, particularly in the area of language learning. Far from being a tool mimicking a textbook or teacher, Computer-Assisted Language Learning (Call) has the power to transform language learning through the pioneering application of innovative research and practices. Technological innovation creates opportunities to revisit old ideas, conduct new research and challenge established beliefs, meaning that the field is constantly undergoing change. This fully revised second edition brings teachers and researchers up-to-date by offering:A comprehensive overview of Call and current research issuesStep-by-step instructions on conducting research projects in CALLExtensive resources in the form of contacts, websites and free software referencesA glossary of terms related to CALLClosely linked to other branches of study such as autonomy in language learning and computer science, Call is at the cutting edge of current research directions. This book is essential reading for all teachers and researchers interested in using Call to make language learning a richer, more productive and more enjoyable task. Ken Beatty has taught at colleges and universities in Canada, Asia and the Middle East. His publications include more than 100 textbooks for learning English as a Second Language, as well as various websites, CD-ROMs and educational videos.

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Brave Language Learning
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What is this book for? This book is a positive voice. It is a voice speaking for those who want to learn their language their way. It is an appreciation of low-budget, high-intensity, low-pressure learning. It is a voice in favour of learning that doesn't need to make economical sense - of multilingualism that transcends the "holiday conversation" paradigm - and in favour of using language for more than a series of predetermined paths. This book is also a voice of defiance. It is speaking against those who would reduce the world's languages to a series of words. It is against those who would equate language learning with "speaking on holiday." And it is very strongly against the pressure to spend time, money and effort on limiting, constrained and pre-packaged language learning solutions. This book is to show you that a different route is not only possible, but also more rewarding and much more enjoyable. It may lack the glamour and commercial pizzazz of the mass-marketed "frontal assault" language learning - but it will enable you to find yourself in language - to take what you need from it - and to contribute to the multilingual landscape in a way that's less explored. Who is this book for? It is for you, if you want to think a bit more creatively about learning a foreign language. It is for people who fall in love with all the language all the time - and whose motivation for becoming multilingual is the sheer pleasure of having a whole new world in their heads, ears, lungs, and on their tongue. It is for you, it you're keen to learn a language your way. The book was written by a person who learned, taught, published and managed language education for over 20 years - you don't even need 10% of this time to develop your taste for languages, your budget and your way of learning. If you're determined to have a great time using your new language - then this book will help you do that. Finally - this book is for you if you're a bit let down by what foreign language lea

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Intercultural Responsiveness in the Second Language Learning Classroom
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The population of English language learners has substantially grown over the years. As such, it is increasingly important to properly educate culturally diverse students in such a manner that promotes inclusion and global acceptance. Intercultural Responsiveness in the Second Language Learning Classroom is an essential reference source for the latest research on the importance of multicultural professional development for the progression of educating a diverse student population. Featuring expansive coverage across a broad range of topics such as cultural bias, self-identity, and language programs, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on methods to solve the cultural incongruence between student and teacher.

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Stimulating Student Interest in Language Learning
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This book explores the issues and concerns many language teachers have in not just helping able students to learn a foreign or second language but more importantly how to get reluctant learners to become interested in language learning. Tin proposes 'interest' as an important construct that requires investigation if we are to understand second language learning experiences in a modern globalised world. The book offers both theoretical explorations and empirical findings arising from the author's own research in the field. Chapters demonstrate how various theoretical and empirical findings can be applied to practice so as to raise the awareness of the importance of interest in language learning and teaching. For teacher trainers and educators, researchers, and practising language teachers, this comprehensive study provides tools to stimulate student interest in language learning for successful language learning.

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Investigating Pragmatics in Foreign Language Learning, Teaching and Testing
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The book focuses on investigating pragmatic learning, teaching and testing in foreign language contexts. The volume brings together research that investigates these three areas in different formal language learning settings. The number and variety of languages involved both as the first language (e.g. English, Finnish, Iranian, Spanish, Japanese) as well as the target foreign language (e.g. English, French, German, Indonesian, Korean, Spanish) makes the volume specially attractive for language educators in different sociocultural foreign language contexts. Additionally, the different approaches adopted by the researchers participating in this volume, such as information processing, sociocultural, language socialization, computer-mediated or conversation analysis should be of interest to graduate students and researchers working in the area of second language acquisition.

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Crosslinguistic Influence and Crosslinguistic Interaction in Multilingual Language Learning
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Which strategies do multilingual learners use when confronted with languages they don't yet know? Which factors are involved in activating prior linguistic knowledge in multilingual learning? This volume offers valuable insights into recent research in multilingualism, crosslinguistic influence and crosslinguistic interaction. Experts in the field examine the role of background languages in multilingual learning. All the chapters point to the heart of the question of what the multilingual mind is. Does learning one language actually help you learn another, and if so, why?This volume looks at languages and scenarios beyond English as a second language - Italian, Gaelic, Dutch and German, amongst others, are covered, as well as instances of third and additional language learning. Research into crosslinguistic influence and crosslinguistic interaction essentially contributes to our understanding of how language learning works when there are three or more languages in contact.

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4 Linguistics Books to Read for Language Learning

Just like how history books and science books explain a concept or event, linguistics books provide you an understanding of what’s going on while learning a language. They give you a heads up of the things you might encounter during your language acquisition journey. They offer theories, activities, tools, and techniques which are effective for learning any language. If language learning feels like you’re in a haze, the following books will simplify the process for you.

“How to Learn a Foreign Language” by Dr. Paul Pimsleur

Written by one of the pioneers of foreign language learning, Dr. Paul Pimsleur originally published this book in 1980 and was released again in 2013. The lessons in this book are timeless and relevant today since they reveal the causes of why students experience difficulties when learning a foreign language. The struggles they experience are mainly caused by unnecessary classroom drills which should be rectified. Dr. Pimsleur suggests that teachers and learners should focus on listening and responding, as they make the language acquisition process easier. Learning a foreign language should be similar to how babies listen to their surroundings and respond by imitating tones and rhythms that they hear. This is just one of Dr. Pimsleur’s effective approaches to foreign language acquisition in his book that stood the test of time.

“Learn Any Language FAST! – The Ultimate Guide to Speed Up Your Language Learning Curve By Tricking Your Brain” by Dagny Taggart

Learning a foreign language in the fastest way possible is essential, most especially to travelers and immigrants. With that, Taggart, who happens to be a traveler herself, shares the techniques on how to quickly understand and learn languages from the people she meets around the globe. She recommends that traditional approaches to language acquisition should be eradicated, instead, learners should focus on unconventional and fun ways to easily pick up a language. If you want quick and effective strategies to language learning, then you should check out this masterpiece from Taggart.

“Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It” by Gabriel Wyner

Gabriel Wyner reveals that language acquisition should be fun to make it easier to remember and learn. His book comprises of effective activities and suggestions that will surely overcome linguistic obstacles and improve fluency. For instance, one of the activities teaches you how to adapt your ears to the natural tones of your target language so that you’ll be able to recognize it when you hear it. Another activity allows you to produce sounds and tones similar as those made by native speakers. This requires you to twist your tongue in the same manner as opera singers and actors do while performing. With these fun techniques, learners would find this book useful for language acquisition.

“Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language” by Steven Pinker

Written by a linguist from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pinker explains how we learn languages and how we harness them to make ideas and experiences. From a simple love letter to a complex tax code, he demonstrates that language acquisition is based on rules. If you are serious in unveiling the mystery of a language, you are guaranteed that Pinker’s book has all the answers to your questions.