Teaching English as a Second Language

ISBN : 9780195560541

Shirley O'Neill; Annabelle Gish
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296 Pages
190 x 245 mm
Pub date
Jun 2008
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Teaching English as a Second Language is written specifically for the needs of Australian teacher education students, and offers practical guidance to encourage quality teaching of children whose first language is other than English. It provides early childhood and primary teachers in training with an overview of the learning theories relevant to TESOL and ESL teaching practice.


Introduction 1 Understanding Culture in Language Learning and the Need for Intercultural Literacy 2 Understanding Children's Language Learning and Development 3 Acquiring an Additional Language 4 Becoming Literate in English as a Second Language 5 Managing Positive Language Learning Environments 6 Creating Positive Language Learning Environments 7 Leading for Effective Language Programs 8 Assessing Students' English Language and Literacy Performance 9 Developing Curriculum Appendix A: Application of Fishbone to Integrate Across Curriculum Appendix B: O'Neill Language Proficiency Scales Appendix C: Sample Language Lesson Plan for Project Intercultural Bridge-building through Sport Appendix D: Sample Language Lesson Plans for Makoto, a Japanese Student in an English Speaking Early Childhood Education Setting Appendix E: Case Study 2: Year 2 Child, Greek Appendix F: A Tertiary Student's Response to the Motley Collection Appendix G: Recipe for Tagine Chicken and Breakdown of Language in Use Bibliography Index

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