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An Introduction to Language Methodology - Elex Academic Bookstore

An Introduction to Language Methodology

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Introduction to Language Methodology provides an understanding of basic concepts necessary for language teaching in South Africa. It engages student teachers and practising teachers in a practical and interactive way with key issues such as language acquisition and language learning, language attitudes, code-switching as a teaching strategy, assessment for learning, and managing group work. While the focus is on English learning the concepts and strategies explored are applicable to other languages used in the classroom.

Introduction to Language Methodology offers a hands-on approach to the development of thinking in the classroom. It demonstrates how questions should be scaffolded for cognitive development to take place and explains how educational taxonomies work in practice. Real-life examples of code-switching from isiZulu and Afrikaans classrooms are used to illustrate the practical benefits of code-switching in multilingual classrooms.