This volume explores the development of Language and Language pedagogy from Theory to Method and the Post Method paradigms. The book seeks to draw implications to the classroom practitioner from the developments in Second Language instruction. The book discusses two theories of language acquisition and one theory of language learning and the relevance of these theories to the modern second language practitioner. It traces the long journey second language teaching has embarked on in the search for a second language teaching method which would provide the panacea for second language instruction ills and how the search has been rendered futile. The seeming breakthroughs subsequent to the method era are also examined. The book then considers some pertinent issues and practices related to the post-method era in second language teaching. The volume concludes by discussing errors and error correction in second language teaching within the context of the theories and methods discussed. The presentation of content is punctuated by self- help exercises meant to consolidate the issues discussed and to help the reader gauge their understanding of the issues raised.
How is language learned? What factors influence a child's language acquisition? How can we assist children in their process of learning how to read and write? This book discusses the principles of the Montessori Method and Maria Montessori's views of language acquisition in comparison with existing linguistic theories and empirical studies. It also provides a detailed description of the Montessori materials specifically designed for helping children in the acquisition of the written language exploring the late Italian educator's theoretical concepts behind the acquisition of early writing and reading. By giving descriptions, pictures and examples of how the materials would be introduced to children, the author shows how Montessori's hands-on approach would be applied in a classroom setting.
The LIVE© Method is a complete language learning solution – a combination of an e-book and a web environment – that gives you everything you need to learn more than 20 languages in a really efficient and enjoyable way. Its powerful and innovative approach uses your personal interests, goals and individual strengths in a unique and optimized way to give you fast and lasting results in language learning.
Teaching English as a first language may not be that tough and challenging as the teaching of English as a second/foreign language. As a matter of fact, the pedagogues started taking much interest in this field, and the concepts like TESOL,CELTA, DELTA etc emerged in the area of teaching even in the native places like the UK. The present book, though has a main focus on the teaching aspects especially related to the context of Saudi Arabia, it is expected to offer a modest but useful contribution to the teaching/learning situations in the countries like Jordan, Qatar, Oman, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Bahrain, Kuwait, Libya,Malaysia, Pakistan,Bangladesh,India and many other countries where Arabic is not the L1 yet enjoys an important status. The book will also be helpful for the second language teachers/researchers in the places like China, Germany, France, Russia, Nigeria and similar states. The book is a nice combination of theoretical perspectives, popular approaches/methods, difficulties faced by the target learners, causes of such difficulties, linguistic analysis of those causes, and possible application of certain compatible strategies.
Pedagogy and Strategies in Writing for the Arab Learners of English sets a new benchmark in EFL situations in the Arab world. Writing by far is the most complex language skill, more so if it has to do with a foreign language as English is in this part of the world. Dr. Nisreen teaches English at Qassim University, KSA. Before she took up her current assignment, she had the opportunity to work with secondary level school children in Jordan. Thus her vast and varied exposure to a variety of Arab learners gave her the right insight into the drawbacks of the EFL teaching conditions and the needs of the learners. This book offers teaching strategies to tackle the writing issues of the learners. While it is true that no pedagogy or teaching plan can be a fool proof solution to EFL class dynamics, this book can act as a ready reference for many teachers who may improvise upon strategies suggested here.
A solid foundation for improving your drawing skills Teaching a new observational method based on math and computer graphics principles, this book offers an innovative approach that shows you how to use both sides of your brain to make drawing easier and more accurate. Author Wei Xu, PhD, walks you through his method, which consists of scientific theories and principles to deliver real-world techniques that will improve your drawing skills. Xu's pioneering approach offers a solid foundation for both traditional and CG artists. Encourages you to use both sides of your brain for drawing with the highest efficiency possible Introduces an innovative method invented by the author for improving your drawing skills If you are eager to learn how to draw, then this book is a must read.
Mia Holl lives in a state governed by The Method, where good health is the highest duty of the citizen. Everyone must submit medical data and sleep records to the authorities on a monthly basis, and regular exercise is mandatory. Mia is young and beautiful, a successful scientist who is outwardly obedient but with an intellect that marks her as subversive. Convinced that her brother has been wrongfully convicted of a terrible crime, Mia comes up against the full force of a regime determined to control every aspect of its citizens' lives. The Method, set in the middle of the twenty-first century, deals with pressing questions: to what extent can the state curtail the rights of the individual? And does the individual have a right to resist? Juli Zeh has written a thrilling and visionary book about our future, and our present.
The first in-depth book on the personality assessment used by millions of people worldwide, revealing the underlying needs that drive and inspire you Whether you're wondering if you are in the right career, looking to change job roles, or trying to reduce conflict and improve relationships at work and at home, you must begin by fully understanding your own interests and needs, and how they drive your ultimate happiness as well as unleash your stress points. Used by millions of people worldwide, The Birkman Method is the only personality-assessment tool that reaches beyond self-described behavior and situational analysis to unravel the DNA underpinning workplace satisfaction and productivity. With a free assessment and custom report for purchasers of the book, The Birkman Method reveals such aspects of your personality as your relationship with authority, communication style, response to incentives, ability to deal with change, and the triggers for stress that can derail you. By explaining how these factors fit together and work off each other, The Birkman Method becomes your guide to a deeper self-awareness that can help you attain more-inspiring leadership, better team harmony, and higher goals for you personally and throughout any organization.
A detailed look at the technical pattern simply referred to today as the Gartley Pattern Gartley patterns are based on the work of H.M. Gartley, a prominent technical analyst best known for a particular retracement pattern that bears his name. In recent years, Gartley patterns-which reflect the underlying psychology of fear and greed in the markets-have received renewed interest. This definitive guide skillfully explains how to utilize the proven methods of H.M. Gartley to capture consistent profits in the financial markets. Page by page, you'll become familiar with Gartley's original work, how his patterns can be adapted to today's fast moving markets, and what it takes to make them work for you. Examines how to identify and profit from the most powerful formation in the financial markets Discusses the similarities, differences and the superiority of the Gartley Pattern compared to classical chart patterns including Elliott Wave Shows how to apply filters to Gartley patterns to improve the probability of your trading opportunities, as well as specific rules where to enter and exit positions Gartley's pattern is based on a unique market position where most traders refuse to participate due to fear. This book reveals how you can overcome this fear, and how to profit from the most consistent and reliable pattern in the financial markets.
Mia Holl lives in a state governed by The Method, where good health is the highest duty of the citizen. Everyone must submit medical data and sleep records to the authorities on a monthly basis, and regular exercise is mandatory. Mia is young and beautiful, a successful scientist who is outwardly obedient but with an intellect that marks her as subversive. Convinced that her brother has been wrongfully convicted of a terrible crime, Mia comes up against the full force of a regime determined to control every aspect of its citizens' lives.
Exploring the canonical topics in second language acquisition, this book introduces different theoretical perspectives and explores the types of research carried out in the field. Individual chapters have been written so that they can stand alone, giving instructors and students total control over the pace and order of study, and the book is written in an accessible conversational style, inviting engagement with this dynamic topic. Second Language Acquisition: • Surveys key studies in the acquisition of morphology, syntax and phonology • Features a whole chapter dedicated to bilingualism, tying together two closely-linked fields • Examines the role and implications of pedagogy in language teaching contexts • Employs end-of-chapter questions, concept practice and suggestions for further reading to encourage deeper engagement with topics
All texts, a story and anecdotes for the translation from Spanish into Russian and English and from English into Spanish of the book adapted by foreign words-tips on © Linguistic Rescue method. There are keys for all the texts, a story and anecdotes. In this book I tried to uncover the main difficulties encountered on the way of learning Spanish and English languages, the difficulties which are the reason of the most common mistakes of the students.
This book raises questions in several different academic spaces, drawing on research from adult second language acquisition, teaching pedagogy, language revitalisation, social psychology and Maori studies. The book contributes to these spaces by researching an area with a large amount of room for growth in terms of support for the Maori language, the workplace. Even though the workplace is not the first context that needs to be focused on, it is a context that is starting to be explored in New Zealand and hopefully this context will become a space where te reo is used regularly in the near future.