Languages And Learners: Making The Match: World Language Instruction In K-8 Classrooms And Beyond

Paperback | December 24, 2014

byHelena I. Curtain, Carol Ann A. Dahlberg

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Both a methods text and a practical guide for schools and teachers, Languages and Learners is designed to help those preparing to teach languages, especially at the elementary and middle school K-8 levels; practitioners already involved with language teaching; and teachers, parents, and administrators engaged in the planning or evaluation process. In it the authors include the theoretical and practical elements that have been important in their own classroom practice. Intended as an entry-level resource to help new teachers get oriented to what is important and available in the profession, the book is based on scholarship, yet written by practitioners with practitioners in mind. Popular, accessible, and engaging, Languages and Learners is a classic in the field, now updated to include a new organization around the TELL (Teaching Effectiveness for Language Learning) Framework; new examples and illustrations of the concepts; new insights from guest contributors; and new coverage of today’s important issues, such as technology in the classroom, assessment, differentiated instruction, the Common Core State Standards, and more.

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Both a methods text and a practical guide for schools and teachers, Languages and Learners is designed to help those preparing to teach languages, especially at the elementary and middle school K-8 levels; practitioners already involved with language teaching; and teachers, parents, and administrators engaged in the planning or evaluat...

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Both a methods text and a practical guide for schools and teachers, Languages and Learners is designed to help those preparing to teach languages, especially at the elementary and middle school K-8 levels; practitioners already involved with language teaching; and teachers, parents, and administrators engaged in the planning or evaluat...

Helena Curtain has a wealth of experience as a language educator and has taught at elementary school through university levels. She served as Foreign Language Curriculum( Specialist for the Milwaukee Public Schools for many years (and in that capacity coordinated and supervised K–12 foreign language and ESOL programs in a district of ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9.7 × 7.9 × 1 inPublished:December 24, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0132855216

ISBN - 13:9780132855211

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Table of Contents

Section 1:  Fundamentals

1.   The Learner: Setting the Stage for Language

 

Section 2:  Planning

2.   Planning for Curriculum, Unit, and Lesson Design

 

Section 3:  The Learning Experience

3.   The Learning Experience: Language Learning Fundamentals, Focus on Communication

4.   The Learning Experience: Strategies for Building Toward Proficiency

5.   The Learning Experience: Building Toward Proficiency with Interactive Tasks

6.   The Learning Experience: Building Toward Proficiency with Literacy

7.   The Learning Experience: Connecting Language and Culture

8.   The Learning Experience: Connecting Language and Content

 

Section 4:  Performance and Feedback

9.   Performance and Feedback: Using Assessment to Help Learners and Programs Grow

 

Section 5: Environment

10.  Managing the Learning Environment

 

Section 6: Learning Tools

11.  Learning Tools: Bringing Language to Life with Effective Materials

12.  Learning Tools: Bringing Language to Lie with Classroom Games and Activities

13.  Learning Tools: Bringing Language to Life in a Digital World

 

Section 7:  Professionalism and Collaboration

14.  Professionalism and Collaboration in Developing Professional Teachers

 

Section 8:  Programs

15.  Programs: Planning and Implementing Effective Programs for Young Learners

16.  Programs: Focus on Immersion

17.  Programs: Rationale and Advocacy

 

Works Cited  /  Name Index  /  Subject Index

 

Editorial Reviews

Languages and Children: Making The Match, New Languages for Young Learners, Grades K-8 is the must-have textbook for early language learning courses due to its pragmatic approach, current methodology, and understanding of the teaching and learning of young learners." - Anne Cummings Hlas, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire "For teaching elementary foreign language methods, it is the best on the market." - Fran Meuser, Oakland University "There are so many concrete and useful ideas, activities, games, checklists, etc. Having taught numerous teacher training methods courses, I know that students are always clamoring for more practical ideas; ideas/activities/tasks that they can use in their future classroom. This text is full of these" - Elvis Wagner, Temple University