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Teaching through Peer Interaction

1st Edition

By Rebecca Adams, Rhonda Oliver


208 pages

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Paperback: 9781138069473
pub: 2019-02-18
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Teaching through Peer Interaction prepares teachers to use peer communication in the classroom. It presents current research of peer interaction and language learning for teachers, including background on the role of peer interaction in classroom language learning, guidelines for adopting and adapting peer interaction opportunities in real classrooms, and perspectives on teachers’ frequently expressed concerns and questions about peer interaction.

Practical and comprehensive, this text brings together information on peer communication across the different skill areas, for different learners, in different contexts, and includes discussion on assessment. The text is replete with sample activities, tasks, and instructional sequences to aid teachers' understanding of how to use peer interaction effectively in a range of classroom settings, making it the ideal textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in language education programs, as well as in-service teachers.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1: Peer interaction and language learning

2: Why use peer interaction in the language classroom?

3: How does language learning happen in peer interaction?

4: Peer interaction for speaking and listening

5: Peer interaction for reading and writing

6: Peer interaction and the future of language teaching

7: The teacher’s role in peer interaction

8: Teacher concerns with peer interaction

9: Guidelines for implementing peer interaction







About the Authors

Rebecca Adams, PhD., is an assistant professor of Applied Linguistics in the English Department of the University of Memphis, USA.

Rhonda Oliver is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Head of the School of Education at Curtin University, Australia.

Subject Categories

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