Form Focused Instruction and Second Language Learning
By (author) Rod Ellis
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Form Focused Instruction and Second Language Learning by Rod Ellis
Book DescriptionHow does classroom language learning take place? How does an understanding of second language acquisition contribute to language teaching? In answering these questions, Rod Ellis reviews a wide range of research on classroom learning, developing a theory of instructed second language acquisition that has significant implications for language teaching. The early chapters of this book trace the attempts to explain classroom language learning in terms of general theory of learning (behaviorism) and the study of naturalistic language learning. The middle chapters document the attempts of researchers to enter the "black box" of the classroom in order to describe the teaching-learning behaviors that take place there and to investigate to what extent and in what ways instruction results in acquisition. The book concludes with a theory of classroom language learning. This theory advances an explanation of the relationship between explicit and implicit linguistic knowledge and in so doing accounts for how both form-focused and meaning-focused instruction contribute to second language acquisition in the classroom.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631228585
(228mm x 155mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rod Ellis
Exploring Language Pedagogy Through Second Language Acquisition Research, Hardback (August 2013)
This title is part of a series of introductory level textbooks covering the core topics in applied linguistics, primarily designed for those beginning postgraduate studies, or taking an introductory MA course as well as advanced undergraduates. Titles in the series are also ideal for language professionals returning to academic study.
Study of Second Language Acquisition, Paperback (September 2008)
A comprehensive and coherent account of the research and theory in the field of second language acquisition, including chapters on instructed SLA.
Analysing Learner Language, Paperback (April 2005)
Providing an introduction to the main methods of analysing samples of learner language, this book examines the theoretical and research bases for the different methods. It is useful for students on postgraduate courses in TESOL or Applied Linguistics, or for teachers wishing to do action research to find out more about how learners learn language.
Task-Based Language Learning and Teaching, Paperback (April 2003)» View all books by Rod Ellis
Explores the relationship between research, teaching, and tasks. This book shows how research and task-based teaching can mutually inform each other and illuminate the areas of task-based course design, methodology, and assessment.
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Author Biography - Rod Ellis
Rod Ellis is winner of the BAAL Book Prize in 1985 for the best book published in applied linguistics. Formerly Professor and Head of Department in the School of Language Studies, Ealing College of Higher Education.
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