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Expertise in Second Language Learning and Teaching
 
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Expertise in Second Language Learning and Teaching
Edited by Keith Johnson
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
10 Nov 2005
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30 Apr 2008
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What makes a language learner an expert? What do skilled learners and second language users do as they listen, speak, read and write? This book provides an overview of how questions like these are being answered by applied linguists. It considers also similar questions about the expertise of language teaching professionals, task designers and teacher trainers as well as teachers. Throughout, the book draws heavily on the literature dealing with expertise in general, applying ideas and insights from that literature to the language learning and teaching fields. Questions about how expertise can be taught are also considered. The book will be of interest to all those involved in language teaching and language teacher education who believe that knowing what constitutes expertise in these areas is essential if we are successfully to train experts.


Description

What makes a language learner an expert? What do skilled learners and second language users do as they listen, speak, read and write? This book provides an overview of how questions like these are being answered by applied linguists. It considers also similar questions about the expertise of language teaching professionals, task designers and teacher trainers as well as teachers. Throughout, the book draws heavily on the literature dealing with expertise in general, applying ideas and insights from that literature to the language learning and teaching fields. Questions about how expertise can be taught are also considered. The book will be of interest to all those involved in language teaching and language teacher education who believe that knowing what constitutes expertise in these areas is essential if we are successfully to train experts.


Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction; K.Johnson
PART 1: EXPERTISE IN GENERAL
The 'General' Study of Expertise; K.Johnson
PART 2: EXPERTISE IN LANGUAGE LEARNING AND USE
The Expert Language Learner: A Review of Good Language Learner Studies and Learner Strategies; J.Rubin
Second Language Listening Expertise; C.Goh
Reading and Expertise; C.Wallace
Oral Second Language Abilities as Expertise; M.Bygate
Second Language Writing Expertise; S.C.Weigle
Training Language Learning Expertise; S.McDonough
PART 3: EXPERTISE IN LANGUAGE TEACHING
Expertise in Teaching: Perspectives and Issues; A.B.M.Tsui
Teacher Cognition in Language Teaching; S.Borg
Expertise in Teacher Education: Helping Teachers to Learn; A.Waters
Expertise in Pedagogic Task Design; V.Samuda
Index


Authors

KEITH JOHNSON is Professor of Linguistics and Language Education at Lancaster University, UK. He has published widely on English language teaching and learning. His recent books include Designing Language Teaching Tasks (2003), An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching (2001), and the Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Applied Linguistics (1998). He was the founding Editor of the journal Language Teaching Research.