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1st Edition

Genre in World Language Education
Contextualized Assessment and Learning

ISBN 9780367336516
Published October 30, 2020 by Routledge
294 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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

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