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Description - How Languages are Learned by Patsy M. Lightbown

Written by experienced teacher trainers and language learning experts, Patsy Lightbown and Nina Spada, How Languages Are Learned relates the theories of first and second language acquisition to what actually goes on in the classroom. It uses activities to explore the practical implications of the ideas presented. Evaluations and case studies are included throughout the book so that you can see a practical context for the research ideas you are reading about. Many of these examples are taken directly from real second language classrooms. Now in its 4th edition, How Languages Are Learned is highly valued for the way it relates language acquisition theory to classroom teaching and learning and draws practical implications from research for the language classroom. It is widely used as a reference book on teacher training courses, and is for new and experienced practising teachers.New to This Edition:Updated to reflect the most recent research in the field of second language teaching and learning Activities and Questions for Reflection personalise content and support critical thinkingExtra activities, study questions and videos available onlineNow also available as an eBook from Amazon, Kobo and iBookstore

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780194541268
ISBN-10: 0194541266
Format: Paperback / softback
(246mm x 168mm x 15mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Patsy M. Lightbown

Patsy M. Lightbown is Distinguished Professor Emerita at Concordia University in Montreal and Past President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics. Her research focuses on how instruction and feedback affect second-language acquisition in classrooms where the emphasis is on "communicative" or "content-based" language teaching. The contexts for her work have included elementary schools in Canada and, more recently, dual-language bilingual classes in the U.S. Nina Spada is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Modern Language Centre, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her main areas of professional interest are second language acquisition, classroom research in L2 teaching and learning, and English as a Second Language.

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