Readings in Second Language Pedagogy and Second Language Acquisition

Readings in Second Language Pedagogy and Second Language Acquisition

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The selected contributions of this volume focuses on various issues related to second language pedagogy and second language acquisition in the Japanese context. Part I covers such topics as discourse pragmatics and cross-cultural pragmatics in language teaching; the instruction of conversation through training in story telling skills; task activities as a means for grammarization in grammar teaching; the development of a computerized speaking test and a proficiency scale for EFL learners; and the social aspects of the language teacher expertise. Part II deals with the cognitive transformation involved in the acquisition of syntactic structures; the application of ZPD to adult learners not only in terms of interpersonal interaction but also through interfacing with other media; examination of learners' narrative data to analyze linguistic and gestural reference and to investigate learners' use of phrasal verbs; learner's strategy use in self-instruction that utilizes audiovisual materials; and network computer technology in computer-assisted language learning.Development of the Can-do Statements The information that can be inferred solely from the test-takersa#39; performance is limited to what the test ... 88 Masashi NEGISHI ... Cannot read an English text passage quickly but can comprehend it accurately to a large extent. ... Answer 2 Answer 3 Answer 4 Answer 5 Answer 6 3.

Title:Readings in Second Language Pedagogy and Second Language Acquisition
Author:Asako Yoshitomi, Tae Umino, Masashi Negishi
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2006-01-01


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