Teaching languages to young learners /

Cameron, Lynne.

Teaching languages to young learners / Lynne Cameron. - New Delhi ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001. - xvi, 258 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. - Cambridge language teaching library. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Children learning a foreign language --
Taking a learning-centred perspective --
Piaget --
Vygotsky --
Bruner --
From learning to language learning --
Advantages to starting young with foreign languages --
The foreign language: describing the indivisible --
Summary of key learning principles --
Learning language through tasks and activities --
The task as an environment for learning --
Task demands --
Task support --
Balancing demands and support --
The importance of language learning goals --
Defining 'task' for young learner classrooms --
Stages in a classroom task --
Hani's Weekend: Possible preparation and follow-up activities --
Task-as-plan and task-in-action --
Learning the spoken language --
Learning the spoken language: guiding principles --
Discourse and discourse events --
Meaning first --
Analysis of a task-in-action --
Discourse skills development in childhood --
Effective support for children's foreign language discourse skills --
Short activities for learning the spoken language --
Supporting the spoken language with written language --
Using dialogues --
Learning words --
Vocabulary development in children's language learning --
Organisation of words in a language --
Learning and teaching vocabulary --
Children's vocabulary learning strategies --
Learning grammar --
A place for grammar? --
Different meanings of 'grammar' --
Development of the internal grammar --
A learning-centred approach to teaching grammar: background --
Principles for learning-centred grammar teaching. TOC

This book develops readers' understanding of what happens in classrooms where children are being taught a foreign language. It will offer readers a framework to structure thinking about children's language training. The book gives practical advice on how to analyze and evaluate classroom activities, language use and language development.

9780521774345 0521774349 9781107400092

Language and languages -- Study and teaching (Elementary).

372.65044 / CAT 2001

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