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A student's guide to the MA TESOL

Author: Nancy Bell
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
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This book is a practical and insightful guide for new MA TESOL students, providing information that will shape their expectations of the field and of their program. It discusses foundational  Read more...

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Bell, Nancy, 1969-
Student's guide to the MA TESOL.
Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
(DLC) 2009517520
(OCoLC)317926668
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Bell
ISBN: 9780230245105 0230245102
OCLC Number: 946176148
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover ; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Table of Contents ; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I An Introduction to the Discipline of TESOL; 1 Situating Ourselves; Locating yourself; Locating the roots of TESOL; Locating MA programs: what will you study?; Locating language: terminology in TESOL; Conclusion; 2 Language, Learning, and Teaching; What is language?; How do we learn (language)?; Innatist perspectives; The interaction hypothesis; Sociocultural theory; Emergentism; Conceptualizing learning; How do we teach language?; Meaning/fluency; Form/accuracy; Autonomy; Language awareness OpportunityConclusion; 3 Key Concepts in TESOL; Individual differences; Age; Motivation; Identity; The native speaker myth and multicompetence; Classroom discourse; Initiation-response-feedback; L1 use; Legitimate language; Materials and materials development; Technology and language learning; Culture; Assessment; Societal influences on language teaching; Conclusion; Part II Studying for your MA TESOL; 4 Learning to Learn in Graduate School; Interacting with professors and peers; Relationships with professors; Relationships with peers; Academic literacy ; Textual borrowing practices Conclusion5 Research and the (Future) TESOL Instructor; Doing library research; Finding sources; Assessing sources; Doing primary research; Research ethics; Designing research questions; Choosing and implementing research methods; Analyzing data; Reporting data; Conclusion; 6 Professional Development in and beyond Graduate School; Activities for professional growth; Professional associations; Student organizations; Getting involved online; Gaining experience; Reflective teaching; Conferences and workshops; Publishing; Preparing for the job market; Conclusion Appendix A Common Acronyms and Abbreviations in TESOLAppendix B Websites for TESOL Information and Professional Development; Glossary; References; Index
Responsibility: Nancy Bell.

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