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
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