Adult Language Learners: Context and Innovation

TESOL Classroom Practice Series

Ann F. V. Smith and Gregory Strong, Volume Editors

Table of Contents

Series Editors’ Preface
CHAPTER 1: Adult Language Learners: An Overview
Ann F. V. Smith and Gregory Strong

Teacher Development

CHAPTER 2: Thinking Locally, Training Globally: Language Teacher Certification Reappraised
Caroline Brandt
CHAPTER 3: Mind the Gap: Second Language Acquisition Theory Into Practice
Bede McCormack
CHAPTER 4: Podcasting and Online Journals as ESOL Resources
Deoksoon Kim
CHAPTER 5: E-portfolios for Lifelong Teacher Development
Geoff Baker, Emma Crawford, and Martha Jones
CHAPTER 6: Teacher Enthusiasm in Action
Peng Ding
CHAPTER 7: Memorization in Language Teaching: Vietnam and the United States
Duong Thi Hoang Oanh

Extending Learner Autonomy

CHAPTER 8: A Self-Directed Learning Course
Garold Murray
CHAPTER 9: Stepping Into a Participatory Adult ESL Curriculum
Sally Lamping
CHAPTER 10: Learning Teams in Edinburgh
Olwyn Alexander

CHAPTER 11: An Interactive Approach to Book Reports
Melvin R. Andrade

CHAPTER 12: A Web of Controversy: Critical Thinking Online
Joseph V. Dias
CHAPTER 13: Researching Pains: Iranian Students Exploring Medical English
Sue-san Ghahremani-Ghajar, Seyyed-Abdolhamid Mirhosseini, and Hossein Fattahi

Innovations Within a Course

CHAPTER 14: Field Trips With Japanese Student Ethnographers
Gregory Strong
CHAPTER 15: Role-Playing With Fire: Hot Topics and Heated Discussions
Christopher Stillwell
CHAPTER 16: A Case for Discussion
Ann F. V. Smith
CHAPTER 17: Motivating Thai University Students With Radio Drama
Magdalena Kubanyiova
CHAPTER 18: Ongoing Needs Analysis: English for Aviation in Brazil
Eliane H. Augusto-Navarro, Denise M. de Abreu-e-Lima, and Luciana C. de Oliveira