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Research-Driven Pedagogy

Implications of L2A Theory and Research for the Teaching of Language Skills, 1st Edition

Edited by Nihat Polat, Tammy Gregersen, Peter MacIntyre

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Research-Driven Pedagogy: Implications of L2A Theory and Research for the Teaching of Language Skills brings together the essentials of SLA theory, research, and L2 pedagogy. Uniquely, the design of this book helps researchers and practitioners make explicit connections between theory, research and practice; learn about and conduct classroom research to contribute to the relevance and applicability of SLA research; and improves current L2 curriculum and instruction in light of current theory and research.

The volume offers critical reviews of the most relevant, current SLA theory and research about receptive, productive, complementary and nonverbal communication skills, as well as willingness to communicate. Each chapter is formatted to include five major topics about each language skill: (1) major theories, (2) critical reviews of salient/current, (3) commonly-used data collection and analysis techniques, (4) summary of specific pedagogical implications of pertinent research and theory, and (5) theory and research-driven scenarios/activities that can be used in teaching.

A teacher or a researcher can pick any chapter in this volume to learn about the most important language skills (e.g., reading, writing, nonverbal communication), while having all-in-one place access to almost everything they would need.

Table of Contents

1) Introduction

(Nihat Polat, Tammy Gregersen, and Peter MacIntyre)

2) Teaching and researching listening skills: Theory and research-based practices

(Rebecca Oxford)

3) Theory-guided reading instruction in second language classrooms

(Keiko Koda)

4) Teaching and researching speaking skills: Theory and research-based practices

(Jimin Kahng)

5) Teaching L2 writing: Connecting SLA theory, research, and pedagogy

(Charlene Polio and Matt Kessler)

6) Teaching and researching grammar skills: Theory and research-based practices

(Diane Larsen-Freeman)

7) Pedagogical implications of current SLA research for vocabulary skills

(Yuliya Ardasheva, Tao Hao, and Xue Zhang)

8) Teaching and researching pronunciation skills: Theory and research-based practices

(Laura Mahalingappa and Nihat Polat)

9) Teaching and researching nonverbal communication skills: Theory and research-based practices

(Tammy Gregersen and Peter MacIntyre)

10) Teaching and researching pragmatics and willingness to communicate skills: Theory and research-based practices

(Peter MacIntyre, Samantha Ayers-Glassey, and Tammy Gregersen)

11) Conclusions and future directions

(Peter MacIntyre, Tammy Gregersen, and Nihat Polat)

About the Editors

Nihat Polat is the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Resaerch at Duquesne University. His research concerns applied linguistics, particularly L2 learning and teaching, as well as research in the field of L2 teacher education. He has published two books and over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles in addition to book chapters, conference proceedings, and critical reviews.

Tammy Gregersen is a professor of English at the University of Norther Iowa.

Peter MacIntyre is a professor of Psychology at Cape Breton University. His research lies in the psychology of communication processes, in both the native and second language.

Subject Categories

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