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Pedagogy of Language Learning in Higher Education

An Introduction

by Gerd Bräuer

 

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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March 2001

Praeger

Pages 280
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Current Events and Issues/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.

Table of Contents

Series ForewordMaintianing Linguistic Diversity on College Campuses Beverly MoserThe Role of Beliefs, Attributions, and Preceived Goal Attainment in Students' Motivation Chrisitne Galbreath JerniganEnhancing 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. CollinsPerformance and Creativity in the Language Classroom Kathleen MarchTowards a Pedagogy of Creative Writing in a Foreign Language Jean Marie SchultzHypermedia: Enriching L2 Compositions Margaret GonglewskiOnline Readings and Discussions: Raising Intercultural Awareness and Exchange Lina LeeFeature Films in Language Teaching: Possibilities and Practical Problems Adam KneeTalking to Learn: Socializing the Language Classroom Bob WeissbergWriting Consultation for Foreign Students Stella BükerLanguage Learning Centers: Bridging the Gap Between High School and College Gerd BräuerForeign Language Teacher Education through Immersion: Workable Practices in Action Tony ErbenTechnology in Language Teacher Training: The New Challenges of Multimedia-Based Content, Technology-Enhanced Language Learning, and Computer-Mediated Communication Lawrence F. GlatzChallenges in Language Teacher Training Mary J. SchleppegrellIndex

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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.—The Modern Language Journal

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