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Language Learning Beyond the Classroom (ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series)

Language Learning Beyond the Classroom (ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series)

By: David Nunan (editor), Jack C. Richards (editor)Paperback

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This volume presents case studies of language learning beyond the classroom. The studies draw on a wide range of contexts, from North and South America to Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Each provides principled links between theory, research and practice. While out-of-class learning will not replace the classroom, ultimately all successful learners take control of their own learning. This book shows how teachers can help learners bridge the gap between formal instruction and autonomous language learning. Although English is the primary focus of most chapters, there are studies on a range of other languages including Spanish and Japanese.

About Author

David Nunan is a language teacher, teacher educator, researcher, consultant and author. He has published over 30 academic books on second language curriculum design, development and evaluation, teacher education, and research. Jack C. Richards is an applied linguist, teacher educator, and textbook author, a specialist in the teaching of English as a second language (TESOL) who has had an active career in the Asia Pacific region (Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Hawaii) for many years. He is an honorary professor at the University of Sydney.


Contents Preface Part I. Involving the learner in out-of-class learning 1. Richard Day and Thomas Robb Extensive Reading 2. Betsy Gilliland Listening Logs for Extensive Listening Practice 3. JoDee Walters Carrying vocabulary learning outside the classroom 4. Erika Kerekes Using songs and lyrics in out-of-class learning 5. Nana Long and Jing Huang Out-of-class pronunciation learning: Are EFL learners ready in China? 6. David L. Chiesa and Kathleen M. Bailey Dialogue Journals: Learning for a Lifetime Part II: Using technology and the internet 7. Averil Coxhead and Julie Bytheway Learning vocabulary using two massive online resources: You will not blink 8. Alice Chik "I don't know how to talk basketball before playing NBA 2K10": Using digital games for out-of-class language learning 9. Maria do Carmo Righini The use of social media resources in advanced level classes 10. Ken Beatty Essentially Social: online language learning with social networks 11. Olga Kozar Language Exchange websites for independent learning 12. Akihiko Sasaki E-mail tandem language learning Part III: Learning through television 13. Andy Curtis Learning English through the language of the Pokemon: "Just watchin' TV, Ma" 14. Anthony Hanf Resourcing Authentic Language in television series 15. Phoebe M. S. Lin and Anna Siyanova-Chanturia Internet television for L2 learning 16. Stuart Webb Extensive viewing: Language learning through watching television Part IV: Out-of-class projects 17. Jennifer Grode and Adrienne Stacy Authentic materials and project-based learning: In pursuit of accuracy 18. Catarina Pontes and Marilisa Shimazumi Learning-to-learn with ourselves and with our peers through technology 19. Leonardo A. Mercado Integrating classroom learning and autonomous learning 20. Kelley Calvert The Ecology of English: Real world experiences in sustainability and language learning 21. Lindsay Miller and Christoph A. Hafner Taking Control: A digital video project for English for Science students Part V: Interacting with native-speakers 22. Jane Arnold and Carmen Fonseca-Mora Language and cultural encounters: Opportunities for interaction with native speakers 23. John Macalister Study Abroad Programme Design and Goal Fulfillment: "I'd like to talk like a Kiwi" 24. Phiona Stanley Talking to strangers: Learning Spanish by using it 25. Marc Cadd Increasing the linguistic and cultural benefits of study abroad 26. Maike Grau and Michael Legutke Linking language learning inside and outside the classroom: Perspectives from teacher education 27. Chihiro Kinoshita Thomson and Tamami Mori Japanese Communities of Practice: Creating opportunities for out-of-class learning 28. Gary Barkhuizen Learning English with a home tutor: Meeting the needs of migrant learners List of Contributors

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780415713153
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 318
  • ID: 9780415713153
  • weight: 430
  • ISBN10: 0415713153

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