This book is an authoritative text that explores best classroom practices for engaging adult learners in beginner-level foreign language courses.
Built around a diverse range of international research studies and conceptual articles, the book covers four key issues in teaching language to novice students: development of linguistic skills, communicative and intercultural competence, evaluation and assessment, and the use of technology. Each chapter includes teaching insights that are supported by critical research and can be practically applied across languages to enhance instructional strategies and curriculum designs. The text also aims to build intercultural competence, harness technology, and design assessment to stimulate effective learning in formal instructional settings, including colleges, universities, and specialist language schools.
With its broad coverage of language pedagogy at the novice level, this book is a must read for graduate students, scholars, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of language education, second language acquisition, language teaching and learning, and applied linguistics.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
chapter 1|8 pages
part I|66 pages
Teaching language competence
part II|71 pages
Teaching intercultural competence
chapter 6|18 pages
Integrating culture in language curriculum from beginning to intermediate level in a blended learning environment
part III|68 pages
Teaching with technology
chapter 11|18 pages
Student satisfaction and engagement in a beginning Ukrainian blended-learning course
part IV|55 pages
Assessment and evaluation