Debates In Modern Languages Education by Patricia DriscollDebates In Modern Languages Education by Patricia Driscoll

Debates In Modern Languages Education

EditorPatricia Driscoll, Ernesto Macaro, Ann Swarbrick

Hardcover | December 13, 2013

Pricing and Purchase Info

$241.79 online 
$266.00 list price save 9%
Earn 1,209 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Debates in Modern Languages Educationoffers a comprehensive introduction and synthesis of the major themes and research evidence in language learning and teaching today, providing an up-to-date, authoritative review of traditional and contemporary issues in language teaching.

With chapters by leading experts in the field, thematic sections explore and consider:

  • the importance of a wide range of different knowledge bases and skills for effective teaching
  • how to become expert practitioners
  • approaches to teaching with reference to relevant theories, complex constructs, and empirical research
  • the innovations and ideas that shape and will shape the discipline for the next decade.

Each thought-provoking chapter is supported by reference to further reading and additional material to encourage deeper exploration which will help the reader to fully engage in the debates presented. This book is a valuable resource for any student or practising teacher engaged in initial teacher education, continuing professional development and Masters level study.

Patricia Driscollis Reader in Education at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.Ernesto Macarois Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Oxford, UK.Ann Swarbrickis Languages Education Lead at CfBT Education Trust, UK, and President of the Association for Language Learning.
Title:Debates In Modern Languages EducationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:December 13, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415658322

ISBN - 13:9780415658324

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

IntroductionPatricia Driscoll, Ernesto Macaro, Ann Swarbrick Part I: Overview  1. Languages Over the Past 40 Years: Does history repeat itself?Richard Johnstone  2.Cognitive Processing and Foreign Language UseJohn Field  3.Evidence Informed Practice as an Effective Approach to Teacher DevelopmentAnn Swarbrick Part II: Issues in the Classroom  4. Listening and UnderstandingRobert Vanderplank 5. Speaking InteractivelyKatie Lee 6. Developing Reading and Decoding in the MFL Classroom Robert Woore 7. Learning and Teaching Writing in the FL Classroom: Fostering writing-to-learn approachesRosa M. Manch'n 8. Grammar: The never ending great debateErnesto Macaro 9. Vocabulary and Formulaic Language: Where to begin?Ron Martinez 10. Cultural Awareness: Should it be taught, can it be taught?Mairin Hennebry 11. Developments in Formative Assessment: A retrograde step for teaching and learningJane JonesMaking Progress in Languages: Issues around transitionAmanda Barton  12.The Many Faces of MotivationSuzanne Graham 13. Learning Strategies, Autonomy and Self-Regulated LearningMichael Grenfell and Vee Harris Part III: Educational Debates  14. Making the Case for the Future of LanguagesRosamond Mitchell 15. Creative Practice in the Languages ClassroomMarie Ryan 16. Content Language Integrated Learning: Has its time come?Philip Hood 17. Managing Learners' Needs: Policy, research and practiceJill Llewellyn-Williams 18. A New Era for Primary LanguagesPatricia Driscoll