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eText: 
ISBN-13 9780205614691ISBN-10 0205614698
Print: 
ISBN-10 0-205-43082-1ISBN-13 978-0-205-43082-6
Author(s): Elaine Kolker Horwitz
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Copyright year: © 2008 Pages: 272
Description

Becoming a Language Teacher is a comprehensive guide to the knowledge and classroom skills teachers need to meet the needs of all language learners. The book encourages each reader to develop a personal approach to language teaching.

A much-needed resource in an era when all mainstream classroom teachers need to always be focusing on language, Becoming a Language Teacher recognizes that the development of academic literacy is the goal of many language teachers and essential to the school success of English language learners–unlike most methods books, which concentrate on language for communication purposes rather than for academic needs.

Employing a warm and supportive tone, respected author Elaine K. Horwitz clearly explains fundamental knowledge about second language acquisition and language teaching, as well as answers practical questions such as: How do I plan a lesson? How will I know if the students are learning? How do I teach language when I am also teaching content material?  How do I effectively use technology in language teaching? How can I ensure the academic success of my students? By considering actual classroom situations, students learn how to make instructional decisions in their own teaching settings.

Becoming a Language Teacher addresses the latest trends in language teaching including effective approaches for teaching language in content classes, as well as the curriculum Standards for ESL and Languages Other Than English.  This books is also appropriate for foreign language methods courses!

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