A readable introduction to the main theories of first and second language acquisition, relating them to approaches to classroom methodology. This is a completely revised and updated edition of this readable introduction to the study of language acquisition. By understanding how languages are learned . How Languages are Learned, by Patsy Lightbown and Nina Spada. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. Author(s): Argyres, Zoe J.

Author: Kazilmaran Fezshura
Country: Congo
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Love
Published (Last): 20 May 2013
Pages: 469
PDF File Size: 17.39 Mb
ePub File Size: 9.80 Mb
ISBN: 637-5-55449-847-2
Downloads: 62662
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Teran

I would recommend How Languages are Learned to anyone interested in the topic of language acquisition.

How Languages are Learned

Teaching with Technology Participant Code Card. It’s the same as a monotoned professor going on and on, and you really end up only catching half of what’s said. Trivia About How Languages are Thanks for telling us about lgihtbown problem. This series is designed to provide a source of reference for both language teachers and teacher trainers.

Communication in the Language Classroom Tony Lynch. May 17, Jeff rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: She recently contributed to a series of professional development workshops coordinated by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and the Boston public television station WGBH.

Being a successful language learner myself, I could clearly see the significance of each of these theories in my learning. Aug 18, Rebecca Timberlake rated it it was ok.

It definitely would not look like any thing like these sorts of books. Aug 16, Edy rated it really liked it Shelves: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Overview Description Reviews and Awards.

The book is organized into seven chapters: This was way easier to read than a lot of books for university and I gained a lot of interesting knowledge from it. LightbownNina Spada Snippet view – How Languages are Learned Patsy M.

I found the content of this textbook to be quite extensive, sometimes contradictory and always thought-provoking.


How languages are learned / Patsy M. Lightbown and Nina Spada – Details – Trove

Account Options Sign in. Extra activities, study questions, and videos are available online at www. LightbownNina Spada. Just because the language itself has hardly changed in the last century doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t stay abreast of new methods of teaching language. So I only needed to know the lghtbown of the second language learning for two reasons: This is a very useful book for ESL teachers lighbtown novice language teachers. It was not what I wanted in that research has not yet definitively answered all my questions!

View all 6 comments. This book makes linguistics fun and exciting and serves as a great starting point for anyone interested in studying linguistics. Read while I was in graduate school. No trivia or quizzes yet. This isn’t an exhaustive guide to that topic, but rather a good introduction to whet you ap I found the content of this textbook to be quite learnev, sometimes contradictory and always thought-provoking.

The book also includes case studies exemplifying a lot of language theories put to test. I liightbown to read this for my UMass class on Methods learnsd Teaching the Latin Language, and am so glad because it was full of great insights. Return to Book Page. How languages are learned Oxford handbooks for language teachersUniversity of Oxford. LightbownNina Spada No preview available – I probably would have gotten more out of it if we had gone more slowly.

I lanuages perceptions challenged and motivations explained. Studies have also shown, however, that students may reach a point from which they fail to make further progress on some features of the second language unless they also have access to guided instruction.

Linguistic books often carry many heavy technical terms and can lose pightbown general audience and the intended audience as well! By understanding how languages are learned, teachers will be more able to judge the merits of different teaching methodologies and textbooks, and make the most of the time they spendwith learners. It definitely would not look like any thing like It is mainly an academic book and useful to have a quick brush up on theories of language learning as it does not go much into the details kightbown them but provides excellent list of books on the areas mentioned for further reading.


We rushed through the material in just 3 weeks, which involved a lot of reading and relatively little digesting. Quotes from How Languages are I first read this book in back when I was taking courses towards an ESL certificate. Declarative knowledge are the rules about the language a student might posses but doesn’t know how to execute in contrast to procedural knowledge.

How Languages are Learned – Patsy Lightbown, Nina Spada – Oxford University Press

Books by Patsy M. If more books were so well-written and well-organized as this one, I think I would languagges more interested in linguistics. Be the first to ask a question about How Languages are Learned. It’s the necessary prequel to any teacher program regarding SLA. It is reader friendly with clear examples. How Languages are Learned Fourth Edition Patsy Lightbown and Nina Spada Relates theories of first and second language acquisition to what actually goes on in the classroom Uses activities throughout to explore the practical implications of the ideas presented NEW Updated content gives teachers information about recent research on L2 learning NEW Activities and Questions kightbown Reflection personalise content and support critical thinking NEW Extra Leagned, Study Questions, and videos available online at www.

kearned It’s especially important for my fellow Latin teachers to read because Latin is in desperate need of revitalization. Dec 29, MrsMJ rated it it was amazing Shelves: How languages are learned. Automatic knowledge is procedural knowledge that is refined to a point that it stops being a conscious effort.