Perspectives on Teaching Language and Content


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Stacey Katz Bourns, Cheryl Krueger, and Nicole Mills

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An overview of current issues and developments in foreign language education, designed for instructors of language, literature, and culture at any stage of their careers

A contemporary guide to language teaching, this book presents the latest developments and issues in the field of applied linguistics. Written by scholars with expertise in theoretical linguistics, literary and cultural studies, and education, the book encourages readers to examine their beliefs about language teaching and to compare these perspectives with the tenets of current research-supported frameworks and approaches. It also leads instructors to make vital connections between theory and practice while linking language and content pedagogy so that they may develop innovative lesson plans, classroom activities, and course materials that align with the specific contexts in which they teach. Serving as a textbook for teaching methods courses, as well as a reference for instructors with varying levels of experience and diverse specializations, the book is applicable to all levels of instruction and provides guidelines and models that prepare instructors to teach in a rapidly evolving field.

Stacey Katz Bourns is director of the World Languages Center and professor of cultures, societies, and global studies at Northeastern University. Cheryl Krueger is associate professor of French and director of the French undergraduate program at the University of Virginia. Nicole Mills is senior preceptor in Romance languages and literatures and director of Language Programs (interim) at Harvard University.

"The originality of this book lies in the fact that it offers a bridge for those who teach differently and touts that there is more than one effective way of teaching language."—Lara Lomicka Anderson, University of South Carolina

"This book provides teacher educators in many different fields with an up-to-date, user-friendly text for orienting graduate students to current teaching methodologies and practices."—Charlotte Melin, University of Minnesota

"Written by well-respected experts in the field of language pedagogy, this volume succeeds in connecting current research perspectives with post-communicative teaching practices and will be a welcome new resource for experienced and novice language instructors alike."—Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, Yale University

"This volume deserves to become the go-to resource for second language teachers. Key developments in pedagogy and social contexts are beautifully captured and addressed in the authors' adaptable teaching framework."—Sara Ogger, Humanities New York
ISBN: 9780300223293
Publication Date: June 23, 2020
320 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
9 b/w illus.