1st Edition

Genre in World Language Education Contextualized Assessment and Learning

Edited By Francis Troyan Copyright 2021
    294 Pages
    by Routledge

    294 Pages
    by Routledge

    Ideal for methods and foundational courses in world languages education, this book presents a theoretically informed instructional framework for instruction and assessment of world languages. In line with ACTFL and CEFR standards, this volume brings together scholarship on contextualized, task-based performance assessment and instruction with a genre theory and pedagogy to walk through the steps of designing and implementing effective genre-based instruction. Chapters feature step-by-step lesson designs, models of performance assessment, and a wealth of practical and research-based examples on how to make languages explicit to students through a focus on genre. Including sections on Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian, and other major world languages, this book demonstrates how to effectively teach and assess world languages in the classroom.

    PART I

    Genre and Functional Linguistics as a Foundation for World Language Assessment and Learning

    Chapter 1

    Genres in Contextualized World Language Assessment and Learning

    Francis John Troyan

    Chapter 2

    Developing a Critical Functional Linguistic Knowledge Based for World Language Teachers

    Francis John Troyan and Sabrina Sembiante

    Chapter 3

    Modelling a Genre-Based Approach to Backward Design: The Landmark Description in Spanish

    Francis John Troyan

    Part II

    Teaching and Assessing Written Genres

    Chapter 4

    Memories of Childhood: The Genre of Anecdote in German

    Marianna Ryshina-Pankova

    Chapter 5

    A Genre-Based Approach to Teaching and Assessing the Recount of Habitual Events in Arabic

    Myriam Abdel-Malek

    Chapter 6

    Il Était une Fois: Co-constructing Narratives in French

    Nicole King and Ahmed Bramli

    Chapter 7

    Teaching Explanation in an Intermediate Japanese Language Classroom

    Shinji Kawamitsu

    Chapter 8

    The Poster: A Genre to Develop and Assess Academic English Writing Skills

    Ida Chavoshan

    Chapter 9

    Developing Academic Writing of Spanish Heritage Language Learners through Biographies in Spanish

    Díana Goméz

    Part III

    Teaching and Assessing Spoken Genres

    Chapter 10

    Developing Oral Interaction in Italian through the Generic Structure of Typified Situations

    Loretta Fernandez

    Chapter 11

    A Genre-Based Approach to Planning and Assessing Interpersonal Communication

    Francis John Troyan and Steven Wisnor

    with Madison J. Brandfass, Jane M. Cassidy, Lexie Neider, Sara E. Nippert, Haley C. Waldo, Emily M. Warburton, Caroline D. Hennebert, Mary E. Jenkins, and Maryann Kusmer


    Francis John Troyan is Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University, USA.