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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Diverse teaching methods combining both structure based grammar rules and communication based comprehension and producing speech and writing methods can also facilitate learning, wheres concentrating only one aspect of the language comprehensions, speaking etc. lnguages

I think that reading is more important than other skills. Sep 08, Skye rated it really liked it. The authors cite studies for each of their claims, and each chapter ends with suggestions for further reading.

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Choose your country or region Close. Many of these examples are taken directly from real first and second language classrooms.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The book also includes case studies exemplifying a lajguages of language theories put to test. Declarative knowledge are the rules about the language a student might posses but doesn’t know how to execute in contrast to procedural knowledge.

How Languages are Learned

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You could actually just read this chapter to access all the major points of the book. Jul 16, Princess rated it really liked it. Apr 26, Bunmi Esho rated it really liked it. It’s the necessary prequel to any teacher program regarding SLA. Unfortunately, there wasn’t that much added in the 4th edition. No eBook available Amazon. No eBook available Amazon. This book makes linguistics fun and exciting and serves as a great starting point for anyone interested in studying linguistics. I had to read this for my UMass class on Methods languahes Teaching the Latin Language, and am This is a must-read for every language teacher.

Reliability in Pragmatics E. It is mainly learner academic book and useful to have a quick brush up on theories of language learning as it does not go much into the details of them but provides excellent list of books on the areas mentioned for further reading. The book is organized into seven chapters: LightbownNina Spada Snippet view – I found it very insightful about the way people acquire their first and second 3rd, 4th, etc.

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LightbownNina Spada. Passive sources of language such as books, television or radio seem to not be sufficient for learning a language, even for native speakers. A readable introduction to the main theories of first and second language acquisition, ,earned them to approaches to classroom methodology and practice.

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And according to studies, a new word needs to be seen at least 16 times to be remembered, although activates that require them to attend carefully to new words and use them in production tasks might speed up the process of learning. How Languages are Learned.

Still, it is a helpful reference for my postgraduate study. Books by Patsy M. The contexts for her work have included elementary schools in Canada languagees, more recently, dual-language bilingual classes in the U.

This is the second or third intro-level book I’ve read on Second Language Acquisition, and ,anguages is the one I have liked the most. How Languages are Learned provides a clear introduction to the main theories of learnedd and second language acquisition and, with the help of activities and questionnaires, discusses their practical impllications for language teaching.

Studies have also shown, however, languagse 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. May 17, Jeff rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Provides a link between theories on language acquisition and approaches and methodology in language teaching, and discusses practical implications for the classroom, using activities and projects.