The Art of Teaching Spanish

The Art of Teaching Spanish : Second Language Acquisition from Research to Praxis

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The Art of Teaching Spanish explores in-depth the findings of research in second language acquisition (SLA) and other language-related fields and translates those findings into practical pedagogical tools for current - and future - Spanish-language instructors. This volume addresses how theoretical frameworks affect the application of research findings to the teaching of Spanish, how logistical factors affect the way research findings can be applied to teach Spanish, and how findings from Spanish SLA research would be applicable to Spanish second language teaching and represented in Spanish curricula through objectives and goals (as evidenced in pedagogical materials such as textbooks and computer-assisted language learning software). Top SLA researchers and applied linguists lend their expertise on matters such as foreign language across curriculum programs, testing, online learning, the incorporation of linguistic variation into the classroom, heritage language learners, the teaching of translation, the effects of study abroad and classroom contexts on learning, and other pedagogical issues. Other common themes of The Art of Teaching Spanish include the rejection of the concept of a monolithic language competence, the importance of language as social practice and cultural competence, the psycholinguistic component of SLA, and the need for more cross-fertilization from related fields.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 177.8 x 251.5 x 22.9mm | 408.24g
  • Georgetown University Press
  • Washington, DC, United States
  • English
  • 1589011333
  • 9781589011335
  • 1,618,697

About Rafael Salaberry

Rafael Salaberry is a professor of Spanish Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas in Austin. He is the author of The Development of Spanish Past Tense Morphology in a Classroom Environment and coeditor of Spanish Second Language Acquisition: The State of the Science. Barbara A. Lafford is a professor of Spanish applied linguistics and second language acquisition at Arizona State University. She is the coeditor (with Michelle Shockey) of Culture and Context: Perspectives on the Acquisition of Cultural Competence in the Foreign Language Classroom and coeditor of Spanish Second Language Acquisition: The State of the Science.show more

Table of contents

Preface 1. The State of The Art of Teaching Spanish: From Research to PraxisRafael Salaberry and Barbara Lafford 2. A Content-Based Approach to Spanish Language Study: Foreign Languages Across the CurriculumCarol A. Klee and Gwendolyn Barnes-Karol 3. Spanish SLA Research, Classroom Practice and Curriculum DesignJoseph Collentine 4. Theoretical and Research Considerations Underlying Classroom Practice: The Fundamental Role of InputBill VanPatten and Michael Leeser5. Concept-Based Instruction and The Acquisition of L2 SpanishEduardo Negueruela and James P. Lantolf 6. The Effects of Study Abroad and Classroom Contexts on the Acquistion of Spanish as a Second Language: From Research to ApplicationBarbara Lafford and Joseph Collentine 7. Online Language Learning: The Case of Spanish Without WallsRobert Blake and Ann Marie Delforge8. Testing SpanishRafael Salaberry and Andrew D. Cohen 9. Incorporating Linguistic Variation into the ClassroomManuel J. Gutierezz and Marta Fairclough 10. Making Connections: Second Language Acquisition Research and Heritage Language TeachingGuadalupe Valdes 11. Spanish Second Language Acquisition: Applications to the Teaching of Professional Translation (and Interpretation)Sonia ColinaContributors Indexshow more

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