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Trends in Second Language Acquisition

Hamed Barjesteh, Elham Movafagh Ardestani, Mehdi Manoochehrzadeh and Mohamad Heidarzadi Elham Movafagh Ardestani Mehdi Manoochehrzadeh

302 pages
Arcler Education Inc
This book briefly introduces the main approaches, theories, hypotheses, and models in the field of second language acquisition outlining key terminologies in each as well as their basic claims. The book provides the intended readerships with a substantive source by which they can acquire an immediate experience with ins and outs of the trends in second language acquisition. It offers students introductions to the core topics in encyclopedia-like descriptions of various concepts used in the L2 professional literature. The most outstanding feature of the book is its clear and concise description of the content knowledge and controversial topics dominating polemical debates defining the interlocking dimensions comprising the field of English language teaching. Citations provided at the end of each concept will lead the reader to original. The sketchy overview of the main issues, terms, and people introduced makes the book a must-have reference for MA students, PhD students, teachers and researchers in applied linguistics.
Author Bio
Hamed Barjesteh is an assistant professor of Education, Professor of applied linguistics, and a faculty member of Islamic Azad University, Ayatollah Amoli branch, Amol, Iran. A teacher educator for 20 years, Hamed Barjesteh has published several books and articles on teaching English to young and adult language learners and presented at conferences at various national and international levels. He has trained teachers and supervised many MA theses and Ph.D. dissertations. He serves as the head of English Language department, an editor and a reviewer for various journals and conferences. His research interests lies in the field of critical language pedagogy, thinking skills in language learning, Critical Language testing, dynamic assessment, and corrective feedback.