Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen

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  • Edition: 2ND
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-05-19
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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

Author Biography

Bill VanPatten is Professor of Spanish and Second Language Acquisition at The University of Illinois at Chicago.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 From Atlas and Audiolingualism to Acquisition

Chapter 2 Working with Input

Chapter 3 Communicating in the Classroom

Chapter 4 Building Toward a Proficiency Goal

Chapter 5 Suggestions for Using Information-Exchange Tasks for Oral Testing

Chapter 6 Issues in Learning and Teaching Grammar

Chapter 7 Processing Instruction and Structured Input

Chapter 8 Structured Output: A Focus on Form in Language Production

Chapter 9 Suggestions for Testing Grammar

Chapter 10 Listening Comprehension

Chapter 11 Comprehending Written Language

Chapter 12 Writing and Composing in a Second Language

Chapter 13 Issues in Testing Comprehension and in Evaluating Writing

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