1st Edition

Evidence-Based Second Language Pedagogy A Collection of Instructed Second Language Acquisition Studies

Edited By Masatoshi Sato, Shawn Loewen Copyright 2019
    358 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    358 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Evidence-Based Second Language Pedagogy is a cutting-edge collection of empirical research conducted by top scholars focusing on instructed second language acquisition (ISLA) and offering a direct contribution to second language pedagogy by closing the gap between research and practice. Building on the conceptual, state-of-the-art chapters in The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition (2017), studies in this volume are organized according to the key components of ISLA: types of instruction, learning processes, learning outcomes, and learner and teacher psychology. The volume responds to pedagogical needs in different L2 teaching and learning settings by including a variety of theoretical frameworks (sociological, psychological, sociocultural, and cognitive), methodologies (qualitative and quantitative), target languages (English, Spanish, and Mandarin), modes of instruction (face-to-face and computer-mediated), targets of instruction (speaking, writing, listening, motivation, and professional development), and instructional settings (second language, foreign language, and heritage language). A novel synthesis of research in the rapidly growing field of ISLA that also covers effective research-based teaching strategies, Evidence-Based Second Language Pedagogy is the ideal resource for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in SLA, applied linguistics, and TESOL.

    Chapter 1

    Towards Evidence-Based Second Language Pedagogy: Research Proposals and Pedagogical Recommendations

    Masatoshi Sato & Shawn Loewen

    Part I

    A Focus on Instruction

    Chapter 2

    Concept-Based Instruction for Concept-Based Instruction: A Model for Language Teacher Education

    James P. Lantolf & Olga Esteve

    Chapter 3

    Revisiting Clarifications: Self- and Other-Clarifications in Corpus-Based Pragmatics Instruction

    Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig, Sabrina Mossman, John Rothgerber, Yunwen Su, & Kyle Swanson

    Chapter 4

    Content and Language Integrated Learning Classes for Child Mandarin L2 Learners: A Longitudinal Observational Study

    Rhonda Oliver, Masatoshi Sato, Susan Ballinger, & Lanlan Pan

    Part II

    A Focus on Learning Processes

    Chapter 5

    Collaborative Prewriting Discussions and ESL Students’ Vocabulary Development: LREs and Depth of Engagement

    Kim McDonough & Teresa Hernández González

    Chapter 6

    Peer Feedback: An Activity Theory Perspective on Givers and Receivers’ Stances

    Neomy Storch & Khaled Aldossary

    Chapter 7

    The Role of Peers in Young Learners’ English Learning: A Longitudinal Case Study in China

    Yuko Goto Butler & Yeting Liu

    Chapter 8

    The Associations Between Cognitive Aptitudes and Oral Task Performance Under Instructional Conditions With or Without Pretask Grammar Instruction

    Shaofeng Li & Mengxia Fu

    Part III

    A Focus on Learning Outcomes

    Chapter 9

    Priming Spanish Subjunctives During Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication: German Peers’ Classroom-Based and Homework Interactions

    Marije Michel & Laura Stiefenhöfer

    Chapter 10

    What Impact Does Heritage Language Instruction Have on Spanish Heritage Learners’ Writing?

    Melissa A. Bowles & Adrian Bello-Uriarte

    Chapter 11

    The Effect of Input Characteristics on Students’ Perception of Task Difficulty and Their Comprehension of Authentic Listening TasksYouJin Kim & Kátia Monteiro

    Part IV

    A Focus on Learner and Teacher Psychology

    Chapter 12

    The Predictive Power of Multicultural Personality Traits, Learner and Teacher Variables on Foreign Language Enjoyment and Anxiety

    Jean-Marc Dewaele & Peter MacIntyre

    Chapter 13

    Interaction Vision Intervention to Increase Second Language Motivation: A Classroom Study

    Masatoshi Sato & Pamela Lara

    Chapter 14

    The Language Learning Experiences and their Perceived Impact on Teaching: An Interview Study with English Teachers in Hungary

    Kata Csizér


    Masatoshi Sato is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile.

    Shawn Loewen is Professor in the Second Language Studies and MA TESOL programs at Michigan State University, USA.

    "The chapters in this valuable collection are drawn from a wide range of research approaches, learning contexts, and languages. Most of the studies investigate students’ learning in activities that they might also encounter in classroom instruction or practice activities. Consistent throughout the book is a genuine commitment to research that can inform teaching and each chapter concludes with specific recommendations regarding both pedagogy and future research. The book will be a rich resource for researchers and for teacher educators."

    Patsy M. Lightbown, Concordia University, Canada

    "This collection truly reflects the cutting-edge of Instructed Second Language Acquisition research in the 21st century. It is exciting to see seminal scholars empirically pursuing such a wealth of phenomena, from aptitude to anxiety and enjoyment, from writing to pragmatics to listening, from pre-task grammar instruction to vision-driven motivation, and much more. Each study is exemplary in methodological rigor, attention to context, and readability. A must-own for anyone interested in supporting research-informed language teaching."

    Lourdes Ortega, Georgetown University, USA.