Developing Professional-Level Language Proficiency

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Developing Professional-Level Language Proficiency

By Betty Lou Leaver

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This comprehensive 2002 book examines approaches to teaching students who aim to make the leap from 'advanced' or 'superior' proficiency in a foreign language to 'near-native' ability. While there are copious publications on classroom techniques and methods for lower levels of instruction, virtually nothing exists about this transition, which is vital for those who intend to use foreign languages in high-level international arenas. This book, by leading practitioners in this area of foreign language teaching, aims to fill this gap and assist those developing language programmes at the 'advanced to distinguished' level. • Divided into three parts which provide information on different aspects of teaching at this level - theory of advanced language teaching - nine sample programs - description of highly advanced learners based on long-term experience and empirical research • Presents programs in seven languages - Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, English, French and German • Content is both theoretical and pragmatic

Subject: English as a Second Language (ESL/ELT) -> ESOL -> English for Speakers of Other Languages

Developing Professional-Level Language Proficiency
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 9/26/02
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 051103055X
ISBN 13: 9780511030550
Print ISBN: 9780521816571

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