The contributions to the volume examine in detail diverse aspects of second language education, ranging from a focus on the basic contributions of linguistic theory and research to our understanding of second language learning and teaching on the one hand, to a series of reviews of innovative language education practices in selected regions of the world on the other.
Table of Contents
Introduction; G.R. Tucker. Part One: Theoretical Underpinnings. 1. Linguistic Theory & Research: Implications for Second Language Teaching; Y. Shirai. 2. Linguistic Theory & Research: Implications for Second Language Learning; J. Schachter. Part Two: Focus on the Learner. 3. Conditions for Second Language Learning; R.L. Oxford. 4. Individual Differences and Second Language Learning; R.C. Gardner. 5. Age and Second Language Learning; D. Singleton. 6. Language Attrition; K. de Bot. Part Three: Focus on the Delivery of Instruction. 7. Classroom-Oriented Research in Second Language Learning; D. Allwright. 8. Language Teaching Approaches for School-Aged Learners in Second Language Contexts; J. Crandall. 9. Teaching Exceptional Second Language Learners; E. Hamayan. 10. Second Language Teaching Approaches for Adults; B. Burnaby. 11. Language for Special Purposes; B.-L. Gunnarsson. Part Four: Focus on Professional Preparation. 12. Approaches to Second Language Teacher Education; H.G. Widdowson. 13. The Use of Multimedia in Teaching; U.O.H. Jung. 14. Second Language Assessment; E. Shohamy. Part Five: Focus on Selected Regions of the World. 15. Understanding Second Language Educational Policies in Multilingual Settings; C.B. Paulston. 16. Innovative Second Language Education in North America; D. Christian, N. Rhodes. 17. Innovative Second Language Education in Western Europe; B. Kettemann. 18. Innovative Second Language Education in Central and Eastern Europe; P. Medgyes. 19. Innovative Second Language Education in the Middle East & North Africa; S.A. Absi. 20. Innovative Second Language Education in Southern Africa; J.V. Rodseth. 21. Innovative Second Language Education in Southeast Asia; A. Pakir. 22. Innovative Second Language Education in the South Pacific; N. Watts.