Teaching english as a second language: pedagogy and ecology for 21st century learning environments

O'Neill, Shirley and Gish, Annabelle (2008) Teaching english as a second language: pedagogy and ecology for 21st century learning environments. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia. ISBN 9780195560541


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.
Case studies are used to show students how to develop a lesson plan. Features include:

‘Focus on pedagogy’ boxes throughout containing teaching tips.

Snapshots of research and stories to illustrate concepts
Coverage of a broad range of topics allowing students to develop a variety of skills and knowledge.

Examples of how stories, such as Jack and the Bean Stalk, show how to teach meanings and themes across cultures.

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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
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Additional Information: Textbook. Published documentation made not accessible. Teaching English as a Second Language acknowledges the growing need to accommodate students (including young children)who have English as a second language across education sectors and integrate ESL into curriculum. It views the language teacher as a professional with an important leadership role the education setting and community, and promotes the language teacher as a reflective practitioner who is able to combine research with skills to plan, monitor and evaluate language programs.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2009 06:15
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2017 04:17
Uncontrolled Keywords: teaching English as a second language; ESL pedagogy; intercultural literacy; language learning; ELL skills development; effective language programs
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori)
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2003 Language Studies > 200303 English as a Second Language
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4924

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