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Practical ideas for using students' own languages within the language classroom. Translation and Own-language Activities provides structured, practical advice and guidance for using students' own languages within ELT classrooms. Taking into account both the growing interest and concerns about use of translation in English lessons, the book presents effective ways of integrPractical ideas for using students' own languages within the language classroom. Translation and Own-language Activities provides structured, practical advice and guidance for using students' own languages within ELT classrooms. Taking into account both the growing interest and concerns about use of translation in English lessons, the book presents effective ways of integrating carefully chosen activities, covering themes such as tools, language skills, language focus and techniques. The practical activities range from using bilingual dictionaries to translating long texts, with a number of tasks drawing on easy-to-use web tools. The book also considers the relationship between translation and intercultural understanding....

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ISBN : 9781107645783
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 176 Pages
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  • Shawn Veltheim
    2019-03-04 07:59

    "Educational language policies are not always informed by the most up-to-date research. The banning of the students' own language is one example of this..." (from page 9)According to this book, since 2010, there has been an "academic consensus on the role and use of the mother tongue" and the consensus is that it can be very useful in language teaching. I can tell you from experience that this "academic consensus" hasn't been properly revealed to the rest of the world. Hopefully this book and others like it will get around enough to combat the ignorance of academic policy makers who are forcing teachers to teach with one hand tied behind their backs.There are a lot of great ideas in this book, but most of them are easy enough to come up with on one's own. If one has been teaching for a while, one has probably experimented with most of these ideas already. The important thing that this book does is justify and support the use of own-language activities.