Learning about Language Assessment

Dilemmas, Decisions, and Directions

Learning about Language Assessment

This title provides a practical analysis of language assessment theory with accessible explanations of the statistics involved. --From publisher's description.

The Cambridge Guide to Second Language Assessment

The Cambridge Guide to Second Language Assessment

"The Cambridge Guide to Second Language Assessment aims to present in one volume an up-to-date guide to the central areas of assessing the second language performance of English by speakers of other languages. This volume provides snapshots of significant issues and trends that have shaped language assessment in the past and highlights the current state of our understanding of these issues"--

Focus on Assessment - Oxford Key Concepts for the Language Classroom

Focus on Assessment - Oxford Key Concepts for the Language Classroom

Helps teachers understand research evidence in language assessment for students aged 5-18, and to develop an ability to design, implement and critically evaluate language assessment, with reference to language frameworks and standards for assessment in school education.

Advances in Social and Occupational Ergonomics

Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Social and Occupational Ergonomics, July 21-25, 2018, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida, USA

Advances in Social and Occupational Ergonomics

This book reports on cutting-edge research on social and occupational ergonomics, presenting innovative contributions to the optimization of sociotechnical management systems related to organizational, policy, and logistical issues. It discusses timely topics related to communication, crew resource management, work design, participatory design, as well as teamwork, community ergonomics, cooperative work, and warning systems, and explores new work paradigms, organizational cultures, virtual organizations, telework, and quality management. The book also describes pioneering infrastructures implemented for different purposes such as urban, health, and enterprise, and examines the changing role of automated systems, offering innovative solutions that address the needs of particular populations. Based on the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Social and Occupational Ergonomics, held in Orlando, Florida, USA on July 21–25, 2018, the book provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the current challenges in both organizational and occupational ergonomics, highlighting key connections between them and underlining the importance of emotional factors in influencing human performance.

Pursuing Professional Development

The Self as Source

Pursuing Professional Development

Based on the belief that teachers ultimately are responsible for their own professional development, this book explores the concept of reflective teaching and provides practical advice on how to examine critically one's own teaching practices.

Learning New Languages

A Guide to Second Language Acquisition

Learning New Languages

Learning New Languages: A Guide to Second Language Acquisition explores a wide range of issues that influence how a person learns a second language. This title can be used as a professional reference title by foreign language and ESL professionals or by students of a second language. By using P.L.A.C.E. as an acronym (People, Language, Attention, Cognition and Emotion) this book offers an accessible way to examine both the practical and theoretical sides of each issue.

Cambridge Global English Stage 3 Teacher's Resource

Cambridge Global English Stage 3 Teacher's Resource

Cambridge Global English (1-6) is a six-level Primary course following the Cambridge Primary English as a Second Language Curriculum Framework developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment. Teacher's Resource 3 provides step-by-step guidance notes for teachers for each lesson in every unit to support teaching the content of Learner's Book 3. Notes on Activity Book 3 are also included. A unit overview provides a snapshot of lesson objectives and the language and skills covered. The notes include answer keys to activities in the Learner's Book and Activity Book, complete audio scripts, suggestions for differentiation and assessment, cross-curricular links, portfolio opportunities and additional unit-linked photocopiable activities and unit-based wordlists.

Teaching Culture

Perspectives in Practice

Teaching Culture

TEACHING CULTURE: PERSPECTIVES IN PRACTICE offers multiple viewpoints on the interrelationship between language and culture and how they serve to teach meaning, offer a lens of identity and provide a mechanism for social participation Authentic classroom experiences engage the reader and offer teachers invaluable support as they expand their ideas about how language and culture work together.

Global Perspectives on Project-based Language Learning, Teaching, and Assessment

Key Approaches, Technology Tools, and Frameworks

Global Perspectives on Project-based Language Learning, Teaching, and Assessment

This volume provides a comprehensive account of project-based language learning (PBLL) which showcases key theoretical approaches, empirical research, technological tools, and research-based frameworks to help further PBLL implementation and research. Taking its cue from the conclusions drawn from project-based learning more broadly, which point to the impact of project-based work on learning and development, discourse socialization, subject engagement, and collaborative skills, the book highlights how these discussions might be extended and enhanced within the context of language learning. The volume begins with discussions of philosophical and theoretical models of PBLL and is followed by case studies from contributors from a range of learning contexts and geographic regions which demonstrate these models in practice, with a focus on the implementation of technology in such instances. The book also introduces resources for aligning projects with government standards in the classroom but also frameworks for researching and assessing PBLL. This comprehensive collection is essential reading for students and researchers in language learning and teaching, language education, curriculum design, and applied linguistics.

Understanding Language Teaching

Reasoning in Action

Understanding Language Teaching

Understanding Language Teaching encourages teachers to reflect on their classroom practice by thinking critically about their own teaching, their colleagues' teaching, and the environments where they work.