A readable introduction to the main theories of first and second language acquisition, relating them to approaches to classroom methodology. This is a completely revised and updated edition of this readable introduction to the study of language acquisition. By understanding how languages are learned . How Languages are Learned, by Patsy Lightbown and Nina Spada. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. Author(s): Argyres, Zoe J.
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I first read this book in back when I was taking courses towards an ESL certificate. Students use different means of acquiring language. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. How Languages are Learned provides a clear introduction to the main theories of first and second language acquisition and, with the help of activities and questionnaires, discusses their practical impllications for language teaching.
Dec 18, Lighbtown rated it it was amazing Shelves: Studies have also shown, howw, that students may reach a point from which they fail to make further progress on some features of the second language unless they also have access to guided instruction.
Take this list of English grammar points: Sep 03, Matthew rated it it was amazing. On a positive note, this book made me feel more emboldened to keep learning and keep forg It was just what I was looking for in that it gives a good overview of the prevailing theories around language acquisition.
Just because the language itself has hardly changed in the last century doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t stay abreast of new methods of teaching language. Sure you could go sideways here and there, but nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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I’ll definitely reread it. How Languages are Learned Fourth Edition Patsy Lightbown and Nina Spada Relates theories of first and second language acquisition to what actually goes on in the classroom Uses activities throughout to explore the practical implications of the ideas presented NEW Updated content gives teachers information about recent research on L2 learning NEW Activities and Questions for Reflection personalise content and support critical thinking NEW Extra Activities, Study Questions, and videos available online at www.
The writting felt really didatic and well structured, and I shall be returning to it for future references. It’s the necessary prequel to any teacher program regarding SLA. Slightly odd that irregular past tense should be learned before regular past tense; but there you go. There’s obviously a big difference between learning your first language or languages and learning another after you can already talk.
There is also a list of suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, as well as a full bibliography at the end of the book.
How Languages are Learned by Patsy M. Lightbown
Aug hoe, Edy rated it really liked it Shelves: This book makes linguistics fun and exciting and serves as a great starting point for anyone interested in studying linguistics. The contexts for her work have included elementary school Patsy M. Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers 1 – 10 of 27 books.
It’s especially important for my fellow Latin teachers to read because Latin is in desperate need of revitalization. But can we conclude that they became successful because of their motivation?
How Languages are Learned
Trivia About How Languages are This is a fantastic introduction to both aspects of language learning. Explaining second language learning. Sep 08, Skye rated it libhtbown liked it. Apr 26, Bunmi Esho rated it really liked it.
The book also includes case studies exemplifying a lot of language theories put to test. Nevertheless, the book is simply packed with information that is also relevant to a student. I learned so much and have even read chapters twice or gone back to look up more information.
LightbownNina Spada Snippet view – Her main areas of professional interest are second language acquisition, classroom research in L2 teaching and learning, and English as a Second Language. Note that Chapter 7 is excellent – they look at prevailing ideas around language learning and break it down. So I’m at 3. It was one of my main text when I was doing my ESL degree.