Pedagogy of Language Learning in Higher Education
An introduction to the pedagogy of language learning in higher education focusing on learner motivation, classroom environments, relationships for learning, and the future of language education.
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Fifteen authors from the United States, Australia, and Germany contribute articles on issues such as the political agenda of higher institutions, language across the curriculum, service learning, adult education, artistic and aesthetic practice, intercultural awareness through electronic media, extra-curricular consultation, and language learning outreach, related to Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, French, German, and English as a foreign and second language.
The second volume of the series Advances in Foreign and Second Language Pedagogy is an introduction to the pedagogy of language learning in higher education focusing on learner motivation, classroom environments, relationships for learning, and the future of language education. The book reveals numerous links to language education on the secondary level, appealing to a wide audience.
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Maintianing Linguistic Diversity on College Campuses Beverly Moser
The Role of Beliefs, Attributions, and Preceived Goal Attainment in Students' Motivation Chrisitne Galbreath Jernigan
Enhancing Motivation and Promoting Positive Attitudes Towards Second Langauge Learning Through Community Experience Frank A. Morris
(Re)considering L1 Use in Adult ESL Classrooms: Effects on Learner Motivation Timothy G. Collins
Performance and Creativity in the Language Classroom Kathleen March
Towards a Pedagogy of Creative Writing in a Foreign Language Jean Marie Schultz
Hypermedia: Enriching L2 Compositions Margaret Gonglewski
Online Readings and Discussions: Raising Intercultural Awareness and Exchange Lina Lee
Feature Films in Language Teaching: Possibilities and Practical Problems Adam Knee
Talking to Learn: Socializing the Language Classroom Bob Weissberg
Writing Consultation for Foreign Students Stella Büker
Language Learning Centers: Bridging the Gap Between High School and College Gerd Bräuer
Foreign Language Teacher Education through Immersion: Workable Practices in Action Tony Erben
Technology in Language Teacher Training: The New Challenges of Multimedia-Based Content, Technology-Enhanced Language Learning, and Computer-Mediated Communication Lawrence F. Glatz
Challenges in Language Teacher Training Mary J. Schleppegrell
The book can be read at many different levels. The reader can look for teaching ideas, and the administrator can search for valid suggestions on program improvement or reorganization. Its description of projects surveying students provides insights for those seeking to understand student motivation and the classroom practices that may influence it. All in all, this volume will be an important and useful addition to the professional library and potentially useful as a course test.