Issues in Teaching, Learning and Testing Speaking in a Second Language

Issues in Teaching, Learning and Testing Speaking in a Second Language

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The volume constitutes a state-of-the-art account of issues related to teaching, learning and testing speaking in a second language. It brings together contributions by Polish and international scholars which seek to create links between theory, research and classroom practice, report the findings of studies investigating the impact of linguistic, cognitive and affective factors on the development and use of speaking skills, and provide concrete pedagogic proposals for instruction and assessment in this area. As such, the book will be of interest not only to second language acquisition theorists and researchers, but also to foreign language teachers willing to enhance the quality of speaking instruction in their classrooms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783662511626
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 08/23/2016
Series: Second Language Learning and Teaching
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 265
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Conversational English: Teaching spontaneity.- Local cultures in English: Intercultural communication in an international educational context.- Developing second language oral competence through an integrated discursive approach: The conceptual framework of the project and results of a pilot study.- It’s small words that make a big difference.- Preparing tertiary students for study abroad programs – the identity negotiation perspective.- Correlates and predictors of L2 Willingness to Communicate in Polish adolescents.- Investigating foreign language speaking anxiety among advanced learners of English.- Advanced learners’ use of communication strategies in spontaneous language performance.- Oral communication strategies used by Turkish students learning English as a foreign language.- The effect of diacritics on kinetic tone direction and placement.- Is there any place for silence in the communication-oriented process of adult language learning?.- Videoconferencing as a tool for developing speaking skills.- Using storybooks as a catalyst for negotiating of meaning and enhancing speaking among very young learners of L2: Evidence from a case study.- Business meetings as a genre – pedagogical implications for teaching Business English.- Developing and testing speaking skills in academic discourse.- Designing a self-assessment instrument for developing the speaking skill at the advanced level.

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