Fremdsprachendidaktik und Lehrerbildung

Fremdsprachendidaktik und Lehrerbildung PDF Author: Gabriele Blell
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643113994
Category : Language and languages
Languages : de
Pages : 225
Book Description


The professional development of primary EFL teachers

The professional development of primary EFL teachers PDF Author: Eva Wilden
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830984243
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 224
Book Description
In this publication national and international researchers working in the field of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education, applied linguistics and educational sciences are presenting their current research in the area of primary EFL teacher education. The starting point of this collection was the general shift in educational research towards the role of teachers as well as towards facets of the teaching profession and their relative contributions to successful and 'good' education. All contributions to this volume focus primarily on hitherto insufficiently researched as¬pects of the professional development of primary EFL teachers. This book is thus contributing to closing existing research gaps as well as giving impetus for future studies and increasing communication about research on the professional development of EFL teachers in related disciplines. Aside from an overview of teaching primary EFL in Europe and beyond, the contributors are presenting up-to-date research on policy and practice of primary EFL teacher education, in-service training as well as professional competences and beliefs of primary EFL teachers. Edited by Eva Wilden and Raphaela Porsch, this interdisciplinary book provides contributions from Nora Benitt, Henriette Dausend, Ann-Cathrin Deters-Philipp, Janet Enever, Alicia Jöckel, Johannes König, Angelika Kubanek, Sandra Lammerding, Rama Mathew, Günter Nold, Annamaria Pinter, Thorsten Piske, Shelagh Rixon, Andreas Rohde, Henning Rossa, Bianca Roters, Sarah Strauß and Sarantis Tachtsoglou.

Becoming a (Better) Language Teacher

Becoming a (Better) Language Teacher PDF Author: Nora Benitt
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
ISBN: 3823379615
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 264
Book Description
This qualitative-interpretative study investigates a cohort of twelve English teachers enrolled in the M.A. programme ,E-LINGO – Teaching English to Young Learners'. The aim is to explore if, how and under what circumstances classroom action research, a core component of the pro gramme, can foster teacher learning. Since the participants have different educational and cultu ral back-grounds and various levels of professional experience in the ?eld of language teaching, they offer different perspectives on the object of research. Data from multiple sources are triangulated and interpreted to elicit indicators for learning and development in the form of critical learning incidents. The results suggest that not only cogni tive, but also social and affective factors constitute the complex process of teacher learning.

Video Enhanced Observation for Language Teaching

Video Enhanced Observation for Language Teaching PDF Author: Paul Seedhouse
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350085057
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 280
Book Description
Discussing digital technology in teaching and learning settings, Video Enhanced Observation for Language Teaching explains how it can be used to tag, analyze and evaluate talk and use it as the basis for reflection and professional development. Guiding readers through these processes, this book focusses on the Video Enhanced Observation (VEO) system. Beginning with a discussion of how it was designed and built by language teaching professionals, contributors use VEO to illustrate the advantages and opportunities of digital observation technologies for teachers, explaining its use and how it can be adapted it to their own professional practice. With detailed case studies tracing how teachers in many different settings have used this system for recording, evaluating and reflecting on lessons, this book provides clear research evidence of the development of many education professionals from around the world. Written by experts in applied linguistics, education and educational technology, Video Enhanced Observation for Language Teaching explains the principles and procedures involved with using digital observation technologies in teaching, enabling other professionals to integrate these technologies into their own environment and practice.

Teaching English

Teaching English PDF Author: Michael Meyer
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
ISBN: 3823303449
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 1138
Book Description
This foundational coursebook offers an accessible and up-to-date introduction to all relevant areas of Teaching English. Definitions and practical examples guide the understanding and reflection of basic and advanced concepts of foreign language learning. The fully revised second edition responds to new developments in language education: (1) Recent policies from the Kultusministerkonferenz and updates of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages with its Companion Volume (2020) pay more attention to language awareness, mediation, and media literacy. (2) New empirical research explores the aims, methods, and impact of professional teacher education, Task-Based Language Teaching, and Content-and-Language-Integrated Learning. (3) The dramatic need for online teaching has met with refined concepts of multimodal media competence and cutting-edge tools for the digital classroom. This essential introduction and the PowerPoint presentations online facilitate multimodal teaching and learning.

English in Inclusive Multilingual Preschools

English in Inclusive Multilingual Preschools PDF Author: Kirsten Birsak de Jersey
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
ISBN: 3823395009
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 423
Book Description
The study addresses the question of how preschool teachers who work in regular state inclusive preschools can be qualified to teach English as a foreign language. Through the longitudinal case study, which followed the principles of participatory action research, substantial insights were gained which can be transferred to other pre-primary contexts.

Lit 21 - New Literary Genres in the Language Classroom

Lit 21 - New Literary Genres in the Language Classroom PDF Author: Engelbert Thaler
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
ISBN: 3823301713
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 187
Book Description
Panta rhei. The world is in motion. So is literary production. New literary genres like digi fiction, text-talk novels, fan fiction or illustrated novels, to name a few, have developed over the last 20 years. And TEFL has to reflect these new trends in literature production. These are some of the reasons why this book is dedicated to the use of post-millennial literary genres in English Language Teaching. As all edited volumes in the SELT (Studies in English Language Teaching) series, it follows a triple aim: 1. Linking TEFL with related academic disciplines, 2. Balancing TEFL research and classroom practice, 3. Combining theory, methodology and exemplary lessons. This triple aim is reflected in the three-part structure of this volume: Part A (Theory), Part B (Methodology), Part C (Classroom) with several concrete lesson plans.

Intercultural Communicative Competence and Short Stays Abroad: Perceptions of Development

Intercultural Communicative Competence and Short Stays Abroad: Perceptions of Development PDF Author: Sarah Boye
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 383098409X
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 240
Book Description
The idea of interculturality being an essential part of a language learner's toolkit is widely accepted. Less certain is exactly what interculturality is and how to determine who has it, who does not have it and, importantly, how to get it: this book is concerned with these questions. The work presented here explores the concept of intercultural communicative competence as an aim of foreign language learning. It examines in particular the role of student mobility and how short stays abroad affect higher education students' perceptions of their development of this complex competence. It explores the coinage of the term intercultural communicative competence and the current debate regarding its definition, usage and usefulness. The work then moves on to describing an empirical study in which students who are studying English at a German university participate in an eight-week short stay abroad to the English-speaking world and are asked about their perceived development of intercultural communicative competence and the ways in which their expectations for the stay abroad are met. Developing intercultural communicative competence is an institutional aim of the stay abroad, and therefore the ways the participants make sense of this competence are of interest. Through case study research and quantitative questionnaires data are gathered, analysed and described. The study shows that even a short stay abroad helps develop intercultural communicative competence albeit in individually different ways.

Inter- and Transcultural Learning in the Context of Canadian Young Adult Fiction

Inter- and Transcultural Learning in the Context of Canadian Young Adult Fiction PDF Author: Grit Alter
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643906757
Category : American literature
Languages : en
Pages : 378
Book Description
Within the past few years transcultural learning has become one of the key terms in TEFL theory. Central concerns in current research include differentiating between inter- and transcultural learning, navigating processes of understanding otherness, and assessing cultural competences. Using these aspects this study investigates texts recommended for cultural learning and key components of implementing literature in ELT. The results call for a more holistic perception of alterity and argue in favour of transcultural literature as a basis for transcultural learning. All of this dissertation is in English. (Subjects: Literary Criticism, Education) [Series: Fremdsprachendidaktik in globaler Perspecktive, Vol. 5]

Classroom Discourse Competence

Classroom Discourse Competence PDF Author: Katrin Thomson
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
ISBN: 382339374X
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 279
Book Description
In language learning contexts, the role of the language teacher is a particularly crucial one: it is the teacher who, through and with their use of (the foreign) language, has a significant influence on the extent to which language learners are linguistically/cognitively activated, and thus determines whether processes of language learning are initiated and promoted, or perhaps even impeded or prevented. Thus, it is of utmost importance for language teachers to acquire a high level of classroom discourse competence (CDC) - a professional competence that goes far beyond the notions of FL proficiency and communicative competence. Located at the intersection of theory, classroom research and practical approaches to (E)FL teacher education, Classroom Discourse Competence: Current Issues in Language Teaching and Teacher Education offers university students, trainee teachers, in-service teachers and teacher educators a comprehensive conceptualization of CDC (Part I). Furthermore, the chapters in this book explore facets of CDC (Part II) and present good-practice examples of CDC development in the context of pre-service teacher education (Part III).