1st Edition

Aspects of Modern Language Teaching in Europe

Edited By Wolf Gewehr Copyright 1998
    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    248 Pages
    by Routledge

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    From the teaching of grammar to the teaching of literature; from classroom teaching to independent learning; from role-playing to CAL - few books on teaching languages cover such a wide field. In this book teaching experience and research from practitioners in four European countries throw new light on old problems faced every day, while others reveal innovative teaching methods and new insights into how teachers and learners interact. Sections include:
    *language learning strategies and computer-assisted language learning
    *facilitating individual progress through autonomous learning
    *how to bring a foreign country alive in the classroom
    *de-mythologising grammar teaching
    *how different types of dictionaries can make valuable contributions to language teaching
    *teaching and using idiomatic phrases.

    PART I Focus on language learner autonomy 1 Training language learners to learn 2 Now you are on your own! Developing independent language learning strategies 3 Multimedia in computer-assisted language learning 4 French for beginners: computer-assisted language instruction PART II Focus on the classroom 5 Through the camera’s lens: an innovative approach to analysing literature 6 Simulated living abroad: a new way of modern language acquisition 7 Portraying the complexity of L2 classroom interaction PART III Aspects of grammar in the classroom 8 The place of grammar in modern language teaching 9 From linguistic theory to syllabus design and classroom practice 10 Spice up your German! Teaching modal particles PART IV Vocabulary training 11 Dictionary awareness 12 Lexical hierarchies as a strategy of teaching vocabulary 13 ‘Let’s take the bull by the horns!’ Phraseology in modern language teaching 14 Selecting idioms to enrich modern language teaching


    Wolf Gewehr is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Münster, Germany