What do we know about learning and teaching second languages: implications for teaching

Mangubhai, Francis (2006) What do we know about learning and teaching second languages: implications for teaching. Asian EFL Journal, 8 (3). pp. 46-68. ISSN 1738-1460

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In the last twenty-five years a number of insights have been achieved through research on the processes of second language acquisition/learning. This article discusses some of these insights, drawing implications for teachers for their classroom practice. In addition, there is a brief discussion on some of the insights that have been achieved about teachers' practical theories or teacher knowledge in the general education field. It is argued that in order for some of the insights to be translated into classroom practice, teachers and teacher educators have to understand the ways in which teachers' practical theories develop and consequently the types of behaviours teachers would wish to exhibit if they are to continue to develop professionally as teachers.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Proceedings from the Asian EFL Journal International Conference, April 2006: Task-based Learning in the Asian Context.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2010 04:44
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2013 23:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: second language acquisition; second language teaching; foreign language teaching; teacher development; second language research
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori)
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2003 Language Studies > 200399 Language Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950202 Languages and Literacy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7180

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