Native and Non-Native Teacher Talk in the EFL Classroom explores and compares the linguistic features of native and non-native English teacher talk with the aid of corpus linguistics. Setting aside the wide range of audio and video materials available, the EFL teacher is in many instances the main model of English to which students are exposed in secondary-level education. The basis of this book is to work towards a framework for the language that teachers of English need to be proficient in, based on an empirical study of language used in the ELT classroom by both native and expert non-native users. Presenting a corpus-informed treatment of the precise linguistic features used by EFL teachers within the framework of their most common teaching functions, this book:
• Relates directly to the teacher talk of secondary-level EFL teachers;
• Combines quantitative and qualitative approaches to data analysis;
• Looks into pedagogical implications for ELT and proposes a flexible language development model based on evidence from the teacher training classroom;
• Provides a corpus-based repertoire of language for the classroom which is of relevance to native and non-native student-teachers and practising teachers.
Highlighting the need for much greater awareness of the impact of language use in both learning and teaching, this book is a major resource for advanced students and researchers of TESOL, classroom discourse, corpus linguistics, ELT, English for professional purposes, and teaching placement preparation.
Table of Contents
LIST OF FIGURES
LIST OF TABLES
1 SETTING THE EFL CLASSROOM SCENE
2 SETTING THE CLASSROOM DISCOURSE SCENE
3 USING CORPUS LINGUISTICS TO EXPLORE TEACHER TALK
4 DIGGING INTO FREQUENCIES
5 TEACHER TALK IN CONTEXT: LEXIS AND GRAMMAR
6 TEACHER TALK IN CONTEXT: PHONOLOGY AND DISCOURSE
7 A NEW TEACHER EDUCATION MODEL: AN ‘ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES’ APPROACH
8 TOWARDS CONNEcTing EFL TEACHERS
APPENDIX 1: DETAILS OF NON-NATIVE TEACHER QUESTIONNAIRE
APPENDIX 2: NATIVE-TEACHER QUESTIONNAIRE SAMPLE
Eric Nicaise is a teacher trainer and a lecturer in Dutch and English at University College Louvain-en-Hainaut and a scientific collaborator at the Centre for English Corpus Linguistics and TeAMM research group at Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.