Negotiating for meaning: Papers on foreign language teaching and testing
Simoes, Antonio Roberto Monteiro
University of Texas, Department of Foreign Language Acquisition Studies, Austin, TX
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Papers from a conference on language teaching and testing are grouped in four sections. The first contains a foreword by Dale A. Koike and Antonio R. M. Simoes. The second, on research in second/foreign language teaching, includes the following: "Second Language Learning and Evaluation: From Theory to Classroom Practice" (Sandra J. Savignon); "What Should Portuguese Language Teaching Do About Grammar? Current Trends in the Teaching of Spanish" (Bill Vanpatten); "The Politics of Methodology: Recent Trends and the Teaching of 'Other' Languages" (Diane Musumeci); and "Recent Research on Second Language Learners: Beliefs and Anxiety" (Elaine K. Horwitz). Section three, on reading in a foreign language, presents: "Reading as a Classroom Activity: Theory and Techniques" (Richard Kern, Janet Swaffar, Dolly Young); and "Teaching and Testing an Expository Text" (James F. Lee). The fourth section focuses on Portuguese language teaching for Spanish speakers, with: "Nasal Vowels, the Case of Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish: Description and Classroom Application" (Antonio R. M. Simoes); and "Evaluating Portuguese Performance of Spanish-Speaking Students" (John B. Jenson). A brief text in Portuguese is appended. (MSE)
Dale A. Koike and A.R.M. Simões, eds. 1989. Negotiating for meaning: Papers on foreign language teaching and testing. Austin, TX: Department of Foreign Language Education Studies.
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