Second-language Classroom Interaction

Second-language Classroom Interaction

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qThis book analyzes teacher and student interaction in the context of twelve ESL lessons, with the purpose of exploring the extent of student language output. Research has confirmed that teacher speech dominates the second-language classroom. Not surprisingly, 'teacher talk' has been investigated in numerous studies, but 'student talk' has been largely overlooked: this study addresses that imbalance. Questions are one means of engaging student attention, promoting verbal responses, and evaluating student progress. They facilitate interaction by establishing the topic, the speaker, and the respondent. However, as the author shows, some teacher questions encourage communication while others inhibit it.q qIn this analysis of teacher and student questions and answers, Professor Wintergerst offers new perspective on second-language development and classroom learning in general.q--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights ReservedQuestions and Answers in ESL Classes Ann C. Wintergerst. Stevens, R. 1912. ... Integrative motivation: cause or result of successful second language acquisition ? Language Learning 34:1-14. Swain, M. 1985. ... ERIC/CLL News Bulletin 11:3- 5, 8. 1988b. ... levels of thinking in grades 7-8 through use of an interaction system based on Blooma#39;s taxonomy. Journal of ... Oxford: Basil Blackwell. Author indexanbsp;...

Title:Second-language Classroom Interaction
Author:Ann C. Wintergerst
Publisher: - 1994


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