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Title: Practical Approaches to Foreign Language Teaching and Learning
Edited By: Marta Navarro Coy
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11661
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 78

What does learning a language involve? Obviously, a rapid and definitive
answer cannot be provided for this question since the aspects and
situations affecting language learning are many and varied. From the role
of culture to the use of new technologies in foreign language learning,
this work aims to offer its readers some of the current research being
carried out in different areas relevant to the topic.

A long developing project has become reality thanks to the work of several
researchers who are also experienced teaching professionals. In this sense,
it is worth mentioning that most chapters of the book relate to different
aspects of language learning within the classroom context which has
resulted in realistic approaches to foreign language learning that can be
of great help to those involved and/or interested in this field.
Moreover, the clear division into sections allows readers to make their
choice on how to proceed with the reading of the book depending on their
thematic interests. Five sections make up this practical work: culture and
language learning, human resources in language learning, language learning
strategies, language learning software and language learning web resources.


Eva Mendieta: Spanish Language Maintenance and Linguistic attitudes in the
Latino Community of Northwest Indiana - Erin Kearney: Images as a Resource
for Culture Learning in the Foreign Language Classroom - Heike
Pintor/Birgit Strotmann/Claudia Kunschak: Project Management Inside and
Outside the Classroom - Elaine Hewitt: Is Parental Influence an Effective
Resource for Learning English as a Foreign Language? An Empirical Study
with Complete-Beginner Children - Joanna Bielska: Gender Differences in
Strategy Use and Classroom Task Preferences of Polish EFL Learners - Silvia
Inés Pereira Rojas/Celia Guido Mendes: Influence of Dictionary Usage in the
Results of a Test of Reading Comprehension of Technical and Scientific
Texts in EFL - Carlos Periñán Pascual: WebQuests in a Stand-alone Course
Management System - Maureen Klos: Beyond Autonomous Learning: Integrating
e-Learning in Academia Language Support - Juan Bosco Camón Herrera:
Software for L2 Writing Enhancement in Translation Curricula - Piedad
Fernández Toledo: Allocation of Traditional, Human and Computer Resources
to Meet the ELIS Subject Curriculum Demands - Marta Navarro Coy/Mª Luisa
Villanueva Alfonso: Broadening the Concept of Reading Strategies: Towards a
New Wreader - Mª Noelia Ruiz Madrid: Designing CALL Materials in the
Foreign Language Field: The Case of TADLA in The EFL Classroom - Ignasi
Navarro/Antonio J. Silvestre: The role of ICMs in Cybergenre Representation
and Reading Modes.

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Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Polish
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783039116614
Pages: 297
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