Teaching English Learners : Methods and Strategies, MyLabSchool Edition

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Celebrated by reviewers as being the greatest language book I have ever read, this text has been tonted as the best overview of basic principles and methods for TESOL education. Written in Diaz-Rico's passionate style, Teaching English Learners is a one-stop introduction to teaching English to speakers of other languages. It includes an introduction to the fascination and challenges of teaching English learners and offers a comprehensive overview of learning theories and teaching methods. A breakthrough in language teaching and learning, this thought-provoking text includes a 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. Complete with a well-chosen and generous selection of techniques and examples, Diaz-Rico illustrates the main tenets of the book and demonstrates to the reader a clear model of strategic teaching leading to students' road to success.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Strategies for Teaching English Learners: A Summary
Who Are English Learners and Their Teachers?
The Profession of Teaching English Learners
Who Are English Learners and What Are Their Needs?
English as an International Language
Professional Organizations for Teachers of English Learners
Critical Roles for Teachers
Educators as Critical Pedagogists
A Critical Sociological Look at Language and Power
Profession, Policy, and Power in the Education of English Learners
Views of Teaching and Learning
Philosophy, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, and Postmodern Pedagogy
Philosophical Foundations of Education
Educational Psychology: Behavioral Methods
Educational Psychology: Cognitive Methods
Humanistic Education: Affective and Emotional Factors
Cultural Anthropology and Education
Looking Forward: Postmodernism
The Future of Teaching English Learners
Performance-Based Learning
Why Performance-Based Learning?
What Is Performance-Based Learning?
Standards-Based Learning
What Is the Best Use of Assessment?
What Is Performance Assessment?
Methods of Assessment
Identification, Assessment, and Placement of English Learners in the Schools
Limitations of Assessment
Academic Expectations
Planning Instruction
Matching Performance and Assessment
Monitoring and Adjusting Instruction
Learner Strategies and Learner-Focused Teaching
Learner Control and Academic Competence
Learner Autonomy: Self-management and Self-motivation
What Are Learner Strategies?
Indirect Strategies and Second Language Use
Indirect Strategies: Learning Style Preferences
Direct Strategies: Cognitive
Direct Strategies: Metacognitive
Direct Strategies: Social-Affective
Direct Strategies: Study and Survival Skills
ESL and the Content Areas
Computer-Assisted Language Learning/Computer-Mediated Communication
Learning Processes That Build on First Language
Literacy and Power
Reading Processes
Writing Processes
Listening Processes
Speaking Processes
The Imaginary
The Importance of the Imaginary
Exploring the Imagination
Stimulating the Imagination Directly
Drama in the Classroom
Poetry and the Muse
Music: Listening, Playing, Singing, Creating
The Virtues of the Imaginary
Grammar Through Integrated Language Skills and Wonderful English
English Is Democratic and Creative
Why Integrated Skills?
Integrated Instructional Activities
The History of English
The Curiosity and Beauty of English
Teaching Grammar
Correct Usage and Discourse Competence
Culturally Based Language Teaching
Culture and Language Teaching
The Skills and Responsibilities of the Intercultural Educator
Culturally Derived Learning Styles and Strategies
Culturally Compatible Instruction
Assuming a Bicultural Identity
Culture as Content
Culture of the Target Language
English Teaching Using the Native Culture
Bias in Teaching About Culture
Crosscultural Studies
Using Intercultural Communication to Teach English
Discourse in the Classrooms of English Learners
What Is Classroom Discourse?
What Discourse Genres Are Common in U. S. American Classrooms?
Academic Language Proficiency
Discourse that Affirms Students' Voices
Dual Language Proficiency
Schooling in Two Languages
Dual Literacy Programs: An Introduction
Biliteracy in a Two-Way Immersion Context
Principles of Language Transfer
Biliteracy and Biculturality
Teaching English in Context
Dialects in English
Teaching Standard English: Who's Standard?
Language Variety as a Goal of Instruction
Situated Literacy and Academic Registers
Building a Community of Learners
What Is a Community of Learners?
Why Involve Families?
Community Funds of Knowledge
Transformative School-Community Partnerships
The Idea of Community
Project-Based Learning
Why Projects?Choosing a Project Topic
Project Focus and Development
Project Documentation and Evaluation.<
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