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  • Speaking and Instructed Foreign Language Acquisitionby Miroslaw PAWLAK; Ewa WANIEK-KLIMCZAK; Jan MAJER

    Channel View Publications 2011; US$ 35.00

    Developing the ability to speak in a foreign language is an arduous task. This is because it involves the mastery of different language subsystems, simultaneous focus on comprehension and production, and the impact of a range of social factors. This challenge is further compounded in situations in which learners have limited access to the target language.... more...

  • The Construct of Language Proficiencyby Ludo Verhoeven; John H.A.L. de Jong

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 158.00

    This books aims to open up new perspectives in the study of language proficiency by bringing together current research from different fields in psychology and linguistics. All contributions start out from empirical studies, which are then related to applications in language assessment. The book also serves as a survey of recent developments in psycholinguistic... more...

  • Understanding Language Testingby Dan Douglas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    Understanding Language Testing presents an introduction to language tests and the process of test development that starts at the very beginning. Assuming no knowledge of the field, the book promotes a practical understanding of language testing using examples from a variety of languages. While grounded on solid theoretical principles, the book focuses... more...

  • Digital Games in Language Learning and Teachingby Hayo Reinders

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 35.00

    This edited volume explores how digital games have the potential to engage learners both within and outside the classroom and to encourage interaction in the target language. This is the first dedicated collection of papers to bring together state-of-the-art research in game-based learning. more...

  • Aprende rápidamente idiomasby Roberto Tresoldi

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2013; US$ 4.87

    Este método, basado en una aproximación holística, hace más rápido y eficaz el aprendizaje de una lengua extranjera. Para ello, utiliza todos los instrumentos que la naturaleza y la técnica ponen a nuestra disposición. Se trata de un método absolutamente innovador que enseńa a adquirir confianza en uno mismo y en la propia capacidad, y a aprovechar... more...

  • Fluency in Native and Nonnative English Speechby Sandra Götz

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 143.00

    This book takes a new and holistic approach to fluency in English speech and differentiates between productive, perceptive, and nonverbal fluency. The in-depth corpus-based description of productive fluency points out major differences of how fluency is established in native and nonnative speech. It also reveals areas in which even highly advanced... more...

  • Errors and Disfluencies in Spoken Corporaby Gaëtanelle Gilquin; Sylvie De Cock

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 128.00

    Individual speakers vary considerably in their rate of speech, their syntactic choices, and the organisation of information in their discourse. This study, based on a corpus of monologue productions from native and non-native speakers of English and French, examines the relations between temporal fluency, syntactic complexity and informational content.... more...

  • Foreign Language Teacher's Guide to Active Learningby Deborah Blaz

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    The easy-to-implement activities and strategies in this book will help middle and high school foreign language teachers enhance their students' success. It shows how to create a classroom in which students can actively experience, experiment and discover a foreign language. It applies brain research, multiple intelligences, alternative assessment,... more...

  • Collections of Performance Tasks & Rubricsby Deborah Blaz

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    This book features 68 performance tasks and rubrics, all designed to motivate and engage your students. Also included are samples of student work to help you apply the rubrics and develop your grading and scoring skills. The performance assessments in this book were contributed by teachers like you from all over the country and they include: - open-ended... more...

  • Vocabulary Knowledgeby Scott Jarvis; Michael Daller

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 135.00

    Many studies in a variety of educational contexts show that learning curves are non-linear (e.g. Freedman, 1987 for the development of story telling skills in the first language, DeKeyser, 1997 for the acquisition of morphosyntactic rules of an artificial second language or Brooks and Meltzoff, 2007 for the development of vocabulary in two-year-old... more...