Introducing Second Language Acquisition

Kirsten M. Hummel · ISBN 9780470658048
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Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc (US)
Author(s) Kirsten M. Hummel
Subtitle Perspectives and Practices
Edition 1
Published 31st January 2014
Related course codes ETL710 Teaching and Learning in Languages Classrooms

Perspectives and Practices

Introducing Second Language Acquisition: Perspectives and
represents a clear and concise introduction to the
main concepts, issues, and debates in second language acquisition
studies aimed specifically at undergraduates encountering the topic
for the first time.

  • Follows six fictitious language learners throughout the text
    whose stories serve to introduce various concepts and issues

  • Contains specific chapters on first language acquisition and
    bilingualism, as well as explicit references to the most recent and
    important research

  • Covers key topics including acquisition contexts, theoretical
    perspectives, language teaching methods, second language
    development, and individual differences (such as age, aptitude, and

  • Grabs student attention with lighthearted cartoons that
    illustrate and reinforce key ideas

  • Features a full range of pedagogical tools to aid student
    learning, including ?language learning in practice?
    textboxes; bolded new terms defined in the margins; an end-of-book
    glossary; self-assessment and classroom discussion questions;
    exercise and project ideas; and further online viewing


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