9780132685184

Strategies for Teaching English Learners

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  • ISBN13:

    9780132685184

  • ISBN10:

    0132685183

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/13/2012
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Referred to by readers as "the greatest language book I have every read," and touted as the best overview of basic principles and strategies for English language teaching, this widely used guide is a one-stop introduction to teaching English to speakers of other languages. In Strategies for Teaching English Learners,readers get a concise, yet comprehensible overview of the basic principles, practices and methods for educating English learners. A breakthrough in language teaching and learning, this thought-provoking text includes coverage of second-language-acquisition issues and techniques, as well as attention to such controversial topics as the influence of culture on schooling, the cultural practices of schooling, and the sociopolitical context of education

Author Biography

Lynne Díaz-Rico is Professor of Education at California State University, San Bernardino where she coordinates the M. A. in Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program and offers courses for California’s teacher preparation programs. Her books, A Course For Teaching English Learnersand The Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development Handbook (now in its fourth edition) are widely used in programs of teacher education to prepare teachers for multiethnic and linguistically diverse classrooms. Her research interests are in intercultural communication, classroom discourse, and innovative English-language-acquisition pedagogy.  She is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences, and has served as President of California TESOL (CATESOL).

Table of Contents

1    Who Are English Learners and Their Teachers?

2    Critical Roles for Teachers

3    Views of Teaching and Learning

4    Performance-Based Learning

5    Learner Strategies and Learner-Focused Teaching

6    Oracy Instruction That Builds on the First Language

7    Literacy Instruction for English-Language Development

8    Learning Processes ands the Imaginary

9    Grammar through Integrated Language Skills and Wonderful English

10  Culturally Based Language Teaching

11  Discourse in the Classrooms of English Learners

12  Dual-Language Proficiency

13  Teaching English in Context

14  Building a Community of Learners

15  Project-Based Learning and Service Learning

Appendix A    Influencing Language Policies to Benefit English Learners

Appendix B    English Learners and Special Education

Appendix C    Bibliography of Works Used for Visual Imaginary Dramatic Arts

Bibliography

Author Index

Subject Index

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