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Content-Based Language Teaching

By Roy Lyster

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34 pages

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Description

This module explores the content-driven approach to language teaching, or the teaching of nonlinguistic content such as geography, history, or science using the target language. It lays out effective techniques that help facilitate students’ comprehension of curricular content and also discusses how teacher collaboration and students’ L1s affect this approach to language teaching. With an instructional sequence comprising noticing, awareness, and practice activities as well as examples of content-and-language integrated units, the Content-Based Language Teaching module is the ideal main textbook for instructors seeking a clear and practical treatment of the topic for their courses, which can also be taught in conjunction with other modules in the series.

About the Author

Roy Lyster is Professor of Second Language Education in the Department of Integrated Studies Education at McGill University, Canada.

About the Series

The Routledge E-Modules on Contemporary Language Teaching

Modules in the Routledge E-Modules on Contemporary Language Teaching series are short, easily accessible introductions to a variety of issues that form the foundation of language-teacher knowledge and practice: the nature of language and communication, second language acquisition, interactive tasks, assessment, focus on form, vocabulary development, technology in language teaching, among many others.

  • Language (Bill VanPatten)
  • Communication and Skill (Bill VanPatten)
  • Second Language Acquisition: The Basics (Gregory D. Keating)
  • Focusing on Form in Language Instruction (Wynne Wong and Daphnée Simard)
  • Vocabulary in Language Teaching (Joe Barcroft)
  • Interactive Tasks (Michael J. Leeser and Justin P. White)
  • Technology in Language Learning: An Overview (Bryan Smith)
  • Teaching Second Language Writing (Charlene Polio)
  • Content-Based Language Teaching (Roy Lyster)

Each module serves as a self-contained unit to be used on its own or as part of an introductory course on language teaching. Instructors may “mix and match” modules to create their own readings for a course on language teaching. The modules may serve as primary reading or as supplemental reading, with each module offering points of reflection, discussion questions, self-quizzes, and a reading list for those who wish to delve further into the topic.

To purchase the eBook versions of these modules and view module summaries, please visit the series companion website: www.routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/9781315679594/

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN009000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General