Discourse and Context in Language Teaching: A Guide for Language Teachers

Discourse and Context in Language Teaching: A Guide for Language Teachers

by Marianne Celce-Murcia, Elite Olshtain
     
 

This book recommends that language teachers incorporate an awareness of discourse and pragmatics in their teaching if they truly wish to implement a communicative approach in their classrooms. After two introductory chapters on discourse and pragmatics, the authors show how a discourse perspective can enhance the teaching of traditional areas of linguistic knowledge… See more details below

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This book recommends that language teachers incorporate an awareness of discourse and pragmatics in their teaching if they truly wish to implement a communicative approach in their classrooms. After two introductory chapters on discourse and pragmatics, the authors show how a discourse perspective can enhance the teaching of traditional areas of linguistic knowledge (pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary) and the teaching of language processing skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking). This awareness of discourse is then carried over to curriculum development, assessment, and classroom research. With discussion questions and activities at the end of each chapter, this book can be used in methods courses or in?service training programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521640558
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.23(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.75(d)

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