LINGUIST List 10.1324

Thu Sep 9 1999

Books: 2nd Language Education

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  1. Kathryn King, 2nd Language Education - Motivating Language Learners

Message 1: 2nd Language Education - Motivating Language Learners

Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 14:33:20 +0100
From: Kathryn King <>
Subject: 2nd Language Education - Motivating Language Learners

Gary N. Chambers (University of Leeds)

 "Language teachers at all levels will appreciate the combination of
scholarship and practicality which characterises this book and will
gain a new sense of the vital role they play in the educative process"
 Dr Colin Asher, University of Leeds

This book is informed by pupils' perceptions of the foreign language
learning experience: attitudes brought from primary school; from home;
visits abroad; the classroom. What are the implications of these for
teachers? The author provides practical strategies to enhance (a) the
enjoyment of the in-class experience and (b) the status of modern
languages on the curriculum.

1. Introduction
2. What is motivation? 
3. Filling the information-gap 
4. Getting inside the pupils' heads 
5. Attitudes brought to the classroom 
6. Influence of home environment 
7. Pupils' perceptions of people from other countries 
8. The pupils' perspective from the classroom 
9. The teacher's hats 
10. What can we learn from the Germans? 
11. ''I did it my way!'' 
12. So what are we going to do about it?

Author Information:

Gary Chambers taught German and Latin in secondary schools in
Cleveland and London before joining the School of Education, Leeds
University, in 1989. His major research interest is problems relating
to motivation and foreign language learning. He has also co-directed
projects on teaching foreign languages to pupils with special
educational needs, diversification, and 'bilingual' teaching of
geography and history. He is Editor of Language Learning Journal.

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