Category: Teaching, Training & Coaching in Words

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May 16

COMIC BOOKS AND ELEARNING: EXAMPLES AND RESOURCES by Jeffrey Dalto

Comic books, the movies that they spawned, and graphic novels are a massive part of the American cultural scene these days. For example, adults now freely admit to reading comic books. It’s no longer a dirty secret people hide. Do you read them? I do, and have since I was a kid. We’ve seen serious …

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May 03

The Handbook of Language Socialization

Alessandro Duranti (Editor), Elinor Ochs (Editor), Bambi B. Schieffelin (Editor) Documenting how in the course of acquiring language children become speakers and members of communities, The Handbook of Language Socialization is a unique reference work for an emerging and fast-moving field. Spans the fields of anthropology, education, applied linguistics, and human development Includes the latest …

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May 03

The Handbook of Conversation Analysis

Jack Sidnell (Editor), Tanya Stivers (Editor) Nov 2012, Wiley-Blackwell Presenting a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of theoretical and descriptive research in the field, The Handbook of Conversation Analysis brings together contributions by leading international experts to provide an invaluable information resource and reference for scholars of social interaction across the areas of conversation analysis, discourse analysis, …

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May 03

Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills

Editors: Griffin, Patrick, McGaw, Barry, Care, Esther (Eds.) Rapid—and seemingly accelerating—changes in the economies of developed nations are having a proportional effect on the skill sets required of workers in many new jobs. Work environments are often technology-heavy, while problems are frequently ill-defined and tackled by multidisciplinary teams. This book contains insights based on research …

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May 03

Literacy – An Advanced Resource Book for Students By Brian V. Street, Adam Lefstein

Literacy: integrates psychological, educational and anthropological approaches to literacy and its consequences for individuals and society gathers together influential readings from key names in this inter-disciplinary field, including: Catherine Snow, David Olson, and Mike Cole presents teachers, students and researchers with many diverse opportunities to explore for themselves a broad range of perspectives and methods …

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May 03

Language Testing and Assessment – An Advanced Resource Book By Glenn Fulcher, Fred Davidson

Language Testing and Assessment: introduces students to the key methods and debates surrounding language testing and assessment explores the testing of linguistic competence of children, students, asylum seekers and many others in context of the uses to which such research can be put presents influential and seminal readings in testing and assessment by names such …

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May 03

English for Academic Purposes – An Advanced Resource Book By Ken Hyland

English for Academic Purposes: introduces the major theories, approaches and controversies in the field gathers together influential readings from key names in the discipline, including: John Swales, Alasair Pennycook, Greg Myers, Brian Street and Ann Johns provides numerous exercises as practical study tools that encourage in students a critical approach to this subject. Written by …

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May 03

Language and Gender – An Advanced Resource Book By Jane Sunderland

Language and Gender: presents an up-to-date introduction to language and gender includes diverse work from a range of cultural, including non-Western, contexts, and represents a range of methodological approaches gathers together influential readings from key names in the discipline, including: Deborah Cameron, Mary Haas and Deborah Tannen. Written by an experienced teacher and researcher in …

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May 03

The Handbook of Psycholinguistics

Eva M. Fernández (Editor), Helen Smith Cairns (Editor) Incorporating approaches from linguistics and psychology, The Handbook of Psycholinguistics explores language processing and language acquisition from an array of perspectives and features cutting edge research from cognitive science, neuroscience, and other related fields. The Handbook provides readers with a comprehensive review of the current state of …

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Apr 15

A Teacher’s Job and a Teacher’s Duty

A teacher’s job may be getting employment with a school or teaching organisation… and getting paid for it… but a teacher’s duty goes a far cry beyond this… Many teachers waltz into a classroom handing out books and material… asking their students to study texts or lists, repeat and apply them… asking questions and expecting …

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