Language Alive in the Classroom

as codified by Marc Okrand ; and the language called Láadan that appears in my Native Tongue , for which ( as for Klingon ) a dictionary and grammar and tape are available . You will also find ( or can easily assemble ) brief glossaries ...

Language Alive in the Classroom

When it comes to grammar, teachers often wonder how to reach their students. This volume offers a resounding response. Articles range from an exploration of cultural attitudes toward grammar to models of how students may become sleuths as they discover the often surprising patterns of our language. Teachers are shown how to bring language alive in the classroom.

We Do Language English Variation in the Secondary English Classroom

Talkin that talk: Language, culture, and education in African America. ... Language diversity in the class- room: From intention to practice. ... In R. S. Wheeler (Ed.), Language alive in the classroom (pp. 167–177).

We Do Language  English Variation in the Secondary English Classroom

We Do Language builds on the authors' highly acclaimed first collaboration, Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools, and examines the need to integrate linguistically informed teaching into the secondary English classroom. The book includes specific information about the language varieties students bring with them to school so that educators can better assist students in developing the literacy skills necessry for the Common Core State Standards. This resource features concrete strategies, models, and vignettes, as well as classroom materials developed by English educators for English educators.

Bad Language

Edwin L. Battistella, Dean School of Arts and Letters and Professor of English Edwin L Battistella. “What We Think: Black English Must Go. ... Language Alive in the Classroom. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999. Whipple, Edwin.

Bad Language

Is today's language at an all-time low? Edwin Battistella argues that it is wrong to think of slang, regional dialects and nonstandard grammar as simply breaking the rules of good English. Re-examining debates over relativism in language, Battistella argues that we should view language as made up of alternative forms of regularity and orderliness, which require informed engagement with usage.

Sociolinguistics Soziolinguistik

Perera, Katharine (1984) Children's Writing and Reading: Analysing Classroom Language, Oxford. Rash, Felicity (1998) The German ... Wheeler, Rebecca S. (1999) ed., Language Alive in the Classroom, Westport, CT. Wiley, Terence G. (1996) ...

Sociolinguistics   Soziolinguistik

The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.

Linguistics at School

Language Awareness in Primary and Secondary Education Kristin Denham, Anne Lobeck. and Academic Achievement among African ... English Language: Victorian Certificate of Education Study Design. ... Language Alive in the Classroom.

Linguistics at School

This volume shows how linguistics can be integrated into school curricula, presenting research and practice in the field of language within education.

The Routledge Handbook of Hispanic Applied Linguistics

'Spanish language education policy in the US: Paradoxes, pitfalls and promises'. ... 'Critical approaches to world language education in the United States: An introduction'. ... Language Alive in the Classroom (pp. 81–87).

The Routledge Handbook of Hispanic Applied Linguistics

This book provides a comprehensive overview of Hispanic applied linguistics, allowing students to understand the field from a variety of perspectives and offering insight into the ever-growing number of professional opportunies afforded to Spanish language program graduates. The goal of this book is to re-contextualize the notion of applied linguistics as simply the application of theoretical linguistic concepts to practical settings and to consider it as its own field that addresses language-based issues and problems in a real-world context. The book is organized into five parts: 1) perspectives on learning Spanish 2) issues and environments in Spanish teaching 3) Spanish in the professions 4) the discourses of Spanish and 5) social and political contexts for Spanish. The book’s all-inclusive coverage gives students the theoretical and sociocultural context for study in Hispanic applied linguistics while offering practical information on its application in the professional sector.

Focus on the Language Classroom

An Introduction to Classroom Research for Language Teachers Richard Allwright, Dick Allwright, Kathleen M. Bailey ... Being a good classroom teacher , we said , means being alive to what goes on in the classroom , and being alive to ...

Focus on the Language Classroom

The authors set out to define the aims, principles and objectives of recent research into what exactly happens in the language classroom, to describe the findings of this work, and to relate these to teaching practice.

Language and Society

Dialect awareness programs in the school and community. In Rebecca Wheeler (ed.), Language alive in the classroom. Westport, CT: Praeger, 47–66. Wolfram, Walt. 2004. Social varieties of American English. In Edward Finegan and John ...

Language and Society

Language and Society is a broad introduction to the interaction of language and society, intended for undergraduate students majoring in any academic discipline. The book discusses the complex socio-political roles played by large, dominant languages around the world and how the growth of major national and official languages is threatening the continued existence of smaller, minority languages. As individuals adopt new ways of speaking, many languages are disappearing, others are evolving into hybrid languages with distinctive new forms, and even long-established languages are experiencing significant change, with young speakers creating novel expressions and innovative pronunciations. Making use of a wide range of case studies selected from the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, Andrew Simpson describes and explains key factors causing language variation and change which relate to societal structures and the expression of group and personal identity. The volume also examines how speakers' knowledge of language acts as an important force controlling access to education, advances in employment and the development of social status. Additional topics discussed in the volume focus on the global growth of English, gendered patterns of language use, and the influence of language on perception.

Language in the Schools

Historic low prestige and seeds of change: Language attitudes toward Jamaican Creole. Language in Society, 28(1), 57–92. Wolfram, W. (1999). Dialect awareness programs in the school and community. In R. S. Wheeler (Ed.), Language alive ...

Language in the Schools

Language in the Schools: Integrating Linguistic Knowledge Into K-12 Teaching addresses two important questions: *What aspects of linguistic knowledge are most useful for teachers to know? *What kinds of activities and projects are most effective in introducing those aspects of linguistic knowledge to K-12 students? The volume focuses on how basic linguistic knowledge can inform teachers' approaches to language issues in the multicultural, linguistically diverse classroom. The text also includes examples of practical applications of language awareness to pedagogy, assessment, and curriculum construction, which support the current goals of language arts, bilingual, and ESL education. Language in the Schools: Integrating Linguistic Knowledge Into K-12 Teaching contributes to the resources on linguistics and education by taking prospective teachers beyond basic linguistics to ways in which linguistics can productively inform their teaching and raise their students' awareness of language. It is intended as a text for students in teacher education programs who have a basic knowledge of linguistics.

Handbook of Research on Effective Online Language Teaching in a Disruptive Environment

At the beginning of 2020 , language classrooms were alive with best practices . Our profession was in a good place ! We had settled into applying decades of research for successful classroom second language acquisition .

Handbook of Research on Effective Online Language Teaching in a Disruptive Environment

The COVID-19 pandemic radically and rapidly, and perhaps forever, changed the K-20 educational landscape. In March 2020, K-12 schools and institutions of higher education were forced to pivot quickly to online and remote teaching. This new paradigm resulted in many teachers, regardless of content area, being unprepared. In the field of second language teaching and learning, world language and TESOL educators require the investigation of techniques used during the global pandemic to ensure continued success in online teaching practice. The Handbook of Research on Effective Online Language Teaching in a Disruptive Environment provides strong and cogent guidance in the use of pedagogically sound methods of online language instruction. This book builds an innovative knowledge base about teaching during disruptive times in the context of K-20 language learning that is supported with empirical evidence. Covering topics such as online work engagement, reflective practice, and flipped classroom methods, this handbook serves as a powerful resource for instructors of English language arts and TESOL, TESOL professionals, pre-service teachers, professors, administrators, instructional designers, curriculum developers, students, researchers, and academicians.

Critical Reflection and the Foreign Language Classroom

CLASSROOM CULTURE Because language classes can vary so dramatically in terms of content and even behavior patterns, it is at least problematic to discuss them ... A language is alive and well, there is a dynamic that is a group dynamic.

Critical Reflection and the Foreign Language Classroom

Twenty years ago, this book introduced pre-service and in-service foreign language teachers to the basic concepts of critical educational study as applied to foreign language education in the United States. Since its initial publication, teachers now commonly known as world language educators are better prepared to understand issues of power in relation to, for example, language variety, language status, and language education. Indeed, much recent attention has been focused on critical approaches to language education including teaching for social justice. The author addresses issues such as the supposed "failure" of foreign language education, the educational filter role played by language classes, the concept of foreignness as seen in national standards, language curricula and textbooks, and the implications of these issues in terms of power relationships and cultural mediation both in and out of the classroom. The reader is encouraged to analyze the forms of cultural struggle that can be found within the world language classrooms of the United States including the likely impact those struggles have on members of the dominant and subordinate cultures. Two decades later, critical reflection continues to require these skills.

Resources in Education

ED 415 084 School - Community - University Collaborations : The American Indian Language Development Institute . ... ED 415 069 Keeping Minority Languages Alive : The School's Responsibility . ED 415 059 Language of Work : The Critical ...

Resources in Education


An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

The Nordic Languages: Their Status and Interrelations. ... Warren,Jane and Leigh Oakes (2011) Language policy and citizenship in Quebec: French as a force for unity in a diverse society? ... Language Alive in the Classroom.

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Sociolinguistics is the study of the interaction between language and society. In this classic introductory work, Janet Holmes examines the role of language in a variety of social contexts, considering both how language works and how it can be used to signal and interpret various aspects of social identity. Written with Holmes' customary enthusiasm, the book is divided into three sections which explain basic sociolinguistic concepts in the light of classic approaches as well as introducing more recent research. This fourth edition has been revised and updated throughout using key concepts and examples to guide the reader through this fascinating area, including: - New sections on: koines and koineisation linguistic landscapes New Englishes Stylisation language and sexuality societal approaches to attitude research forensic linguistics - A new selection of informative examples, exercises and maps -Fully updated further reading and references sections An Introduction to Sociolinguistics is an essential introductory text for all students of sociolinguistics and a splendid point of reference for students of applied linguistics. It is also an accessible guide for those who are simply interested in language and the many and varied uses we put it to.

The Teaching of Modern Foreign Languages in the Primary School

Areas of the classroom can be labelled and exhibitions of pupils ' work displayed . ... Playing music and singing songs from the country also help to create an atmosphere which can serve to make the language alive to the children .

The Teaching of Modern Foreign Languages in the Primary School

It has been argued for some time that to improve language learning in Britain we need to start earlier, as many other European countries do. This book is addressed to policy makers and teachers who are considering the possibility of getting involved in the teaching of MFL in the primary school.

Classroom Assessment in Multiple Languages

If grading is still alive and well in your school, like that in O'Keefe School, and you feel that data from assessment of your multilingual learners in multiple languages are not fairly represented, ask your principal to investigate ...

Classroom Assessment in Multiple Languages

What if multilingual learners had the freedom to interact in more than one language with their peers during classroom assessment? What if multilingual learners and their teachers in dual language settings had opportunities to use assessment data in multiple languages to make decisions? Just imagine the rich linguistic, academic, and cultural reservoirs we could tap as we determine what our multilingual learners know and can do. Thankfully, Margo Gottlieb is here to provide concrete and actionable guidance on how to create assessment systems that enable understanding of the whole student, not just that fraction of the student who is only visible as an English learner. With Classroom Assessment in Multiple Languages as your guide, you’ll: Better understand the rationale for and evidence on the value and advantages of classroom assessment in multiple languages Add to your toolkit of classroom assessment practices in one or multiple languages Be more precise and effective in your assessment of multilingual learners by embedding assessment as, for, and of learning into your instructional repertoire Recognize how social-emotional, content, and language learning are all tied to classroom assessment Guide multilingual learners in having voice and choice in the assessment process Despite the urgent need, assessment for multilingual learners is generally tucked into a remote chapter, if touched upon at all in a book; the number of resources narrows even more when multiple languages are brought into play. Here at last is that single resource on how educators and multilingual learners can mutually value languages and cultures in instruction and assessment throughout the school day and over time. We encourage you to get started right away. "Margo Gottlieb has demonstrated why the field, particularly the field as it involves the teaching of multilingual learners, needs another assessment book, particularly a book like this. . . . Classroom Assessment in Multiple Languages quite likely could serve as a catalyst toward the beginning of an enlightened discourse around assessment that will benefit multilingual learners." ~Kathy Escamilla

Keeping Languages Alive

Their language (which divides into fifty-one recognized dialects) belongs to the Tungus-Manchu linguistic grouping ... Despite this considerable amount of published work and its current presence in the classroom, this standard Evenk ...

Keeping Languages Alive

Many of the world's languages have diminishing numbers of speakers and are in danger of falling silent. Around the globe, a large body of linguists are collaborating with members of indigenous communities to keep these languages alive. Mindful that their work will be used by future speech communities to learn, teach and revitalise their languages, scholars face new challenges in the way they gather materials and in the way they present their findings. This volume discusses current efforts to record, collect and archive endangered languages in traditional and new media that will support future language learners and speakers. Chapters are written by academics working in the field of language endangerment and also by indigenous people working 'at the coalface' of language support and maintenance. Keeping Languages Alive is a must-read for researchers in language documentation, language typology and linguistic anthropology.

American Education

Also , it has helped keep until the last two years . taught in almost every high school and foreign languages alive in our school . I German is taught in about a third . would estimate that about half our draw ' Language ...

American Education


The Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization

... at its best was not sufficient to keep the languages alive. If the school is the only place where the endangered language is used—and only half-time at most even there—that is not sufficient for developing truly bilingual children.

The Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization

The Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization is the first comprehensive overview of the language revitalization movement, from the Arctic to the Amazon and across continents. Featuring 47 contributions from a global range of top scholars in the field, the handbook is divided into two parts, the first of which expands on language revitalization issues of theory and practice while the second covers regional perspectives in an effort to globalize and decolonize the field. The collection examines critical issues in language revitalization, including: language rights, language and well-being, and language policy; language in educational institutions and in the home; new methodologies and venues for language learning; and the roles of documentation, literacies, and the internet. The volume also contains chapters on the kinds of language that are less often researched such as the revitalization of music, of whistled languages and sign languages, and how languages change when they are being revitalized. The Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization is the ideal resource for graduate students and researchers working in linguistic anthropology and language revitalization and endangerment.

The Drama Classroom

2 Maxine Greene expressed this view at the School Reform through the Arts, an international seminar with David Best ... The director of Language Alive, Dr Steve Ball (1999), was in residence at the Centre when the programme was devised.

The Drama Classroom

How can teachers incorporate drama into the curriculum? What drama activities are especially successful? How do teachers know when students are learning in, through and about drama? Teachers who are new to drama, or those wishing to refresh their knowledge and ideas, should find practical answers and guidance in this text. The book introduces the work of Cecily O'Neill to demonstrate the entry points to drama lessons, the pre-texts, and how educators need to introduce lessons with challenging material. He then uses the work of David Booth to highlight one aspect of drama - storydrama - and how it can be used as an effective learning medium across the curriculum.

Network Based Classrooms

English for these young deaf children is an experience largely limited to the classroom and lacking in real - life ... follow in school - either ASL , " which is a language accessible and alive , or printed English , a language with few ...

Network Based Classrooms

This 1993 study examines the implications of the Electronic Networks for Interaction system for the teaching curriculum.