Focus on Oral Interaction

Focus on Oral Interaction : Research-led guide exploring the role of oral interaction for second language learning

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Focus on Oral Interaction explores the role of oral interaction for second language learning from cognitive, social, pedagogical, and linguistic perspectives, with a focus on research relevant to English language learners aged 6-16. It emphasizes the important role played by oral language in classrooms. Featuring real classroom data and summaries of research studies, Focus on Oral Interaction shows you how theory relates to practice. Activities help you relate
research and
theory on oral interaction to your own teaching context.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 14mm | 280g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0194000842
  • 9780194000840
  • 739,468

Review quote

"The book provides genuine insights... [and] the book's aim to bridge research and practice is successfully achieved." * EL Gazette * "This book belongs to the Oxford Key Concepts for the Language Classroom series, edited by the formidable duo Patsy Lightbown and Nina Spada... In particular, this volume shows the relevance to the practising teacher of research in second language acquisition, and its implications for oral interaction in the classroom... [The] activities are well designed to promote reflection and will be very useful for teacher educators to incorporate in their classes... [There]
are simple but accurate accounts of contemporary research... Lots of useful practical suggestions are given as consequences of the research findings surveyed... It does an excellent job of introducing significant research findings and demonstrating their practical relevance..." * IATEFL Voices * "While very much a part of classroom life, oral interaction tends to go unnoticed. Language teachers are not normally taught how to 'do' it based on classroom research. Oliver and Philp do an excellent job of addressing this gap and of demonstrating the enormous potential that oral interaction has for L2 language learning." * Rosemary Erlam, Senior Lecturer in Applied Language Studies and Linguistics, University of Auckland *
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About Ass Professor Rhonda Oliver

Rhonda Oliver is Professor of Education at Curtin University in Western Australia. Jenefer Philp is a Lecturer at Lancaster University, UK.
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