Principles of interactive language teaching wilga m rivers

Once solidly founded on the bedrock, like the sea anemone the teacher can sway to the rhythms of any tides or currents, without the trauma of being swept away purposelessly.

We cannot use a language without some sort of mental representation of the basic framework or mechanism, no matter how personal and idiosyncratic; this we shall call knowledge of language. I have tried to distill this central core, as I see it, in the form of Ten Principles of Interactive Language Learning and Teaching, which attempt to capture in simple language what teachers in different approaches have found to be the essential facilitators of learning.

Every possible medium and modality is used to aid learning Principle 8: Language learning and teaching are based on normal uses of language, with communication of meanings in oral or written form basic to all strategies and techniques Principle 4: These goings-on are sorted out in the semantic system of the language, and expressed through the grammar of the clause.

Theoretical discussions begin each chapter, and are applied to practical issues throughout. Teachers need the stimulation of new thinking and new techniques to keep a fresh and lively approach to their teaching, but without losing their grip on enduring truths of learning and teaching that have proved to be basic to effective language experiences.

Designed for future teachers of German in high school or at the undergraduate level, as well as for practicing teachers who are interested in keeping up with the latest material in their field, this book re-evaluates foreign-language teaching methodology in the light of recent research in psychology and linguistics.

Rl Teaching languages in college: For faster loading, this article has been divided into the following sections: In the course of actually performing in the target language, the learner gains the necessary control over its structures such that he or she can use them quickly without reflection.

We cannot operate in a language without such a mental representation because comprehensible language use at any level is rule-governed; in other words, to understand and be understood we cannot use elements of the new language haphazardly.

Methodology is appraised, followed up by discussions on such matters as keeping students of differing abilities active, evaluating textbooks, using language labs creatively, and preparing effective exercises and drills.

Rivers, Wilga M.

The author ends each chapter of this new edition with questions for research and discussion -- a useful classroom tool -- and provides an up-to-date bibliography that facilitates further understanding of such matters as the bilingual classroom A practical guide to the teaching of English as a second or foreign language by Wilga M Rivers Book 36 editions published between and in English and Undetermined and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide A reference book for both teachers and teacher trainees.

Basic to use of language are language knowledge and language control Principle 6: In so doing the teacher experiences what Seneca observed, namely, that "while we teach we learn.

It is fun to sway to new rhythms, but as we ourselves choose, not under the pressure of outsiders who do not understand the complexities of our situation. In this way the teacher is in control, making his or her own decisions, which will vary with changing circumstances, experimenting judiciously and observing in practice what is effective and what is not for his or her own students.

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In the words of an old proverb the person "who is too old to learn is too old to teach. All who wish to draw from the most recent thinking in the field will welcome this new edition. We need a succinct, internalized structural model as a plan to direct our tactics in this instance, expression of personal meaning.

Classroom relations reflect mutual liking and respect, allowing for both teacher personality and student personality in a non-threatening atmosphere of cooperative learning Principle 5: With this firm foundation, teachers are liberated from group pressures to yield unthinkingly to whichever winds of change are sweeping through their professional field at a particular time, and are empowered to develop and strengthen their own ways of proceeding in relation to the needs and individual strengths of their students in a particular context.

We need a certain basis of systematic knowledge in order to be able to operate in the language, no matter how minimally. A ballet dancer learns basic steps and then can fly.

An explication of the Ten Principles will help the teacher distinguish between what is fundamental and what is expendable.

Interactive Language Teaching

People have learned languages for millennia while awaiting discovery and description of the ultimate adequate model of what they are learning, just as people have grown crops and lit fires, without a complete understanding of the processes underlying these phenomena.

Language Learning is penetrating another culture; students learn to operate harmoniously within it or in contact with it Principle Each chapter begins with a theoretical discussion, followed by numerous examples and practical exercises Interactive language teaching by Wilga M Rivers Book 47 editions published between and in English and Undetermined and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Teachers and writers describe the approaches and techniques they have incorporated into their own teaching A practical guide to the teaching of French by Wilga M Rivers Book 18 editions published between and in English and German and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide This book is one in a series of practical guides for teaching foreign languages.

Basic to use of language are language knowledge and language control Basic to use of a language is a mental representation of how that language works.Wilga M.

Rivers is the author of Teaching Foreign Language Skills Rev Ed ( avg rating, 22 ratings, 1 review, published ), Interactive Language Te /5(3).

Interactive Language Teaching has 8 ratings and 1 review. Laura said: Brilliant. Not sure I've ever read someone describe so succinctly what happens psyc /5. Interactive Language Teaching. Rivers, Wilga M., Ed. In this collection of essays, a group of innovative teachers and writers describe the approaches and techniques they have incorporated into their own language teaching.

principles of interactive language teaching, wilga m. rivers Principle 5: Basic to use of language are language knowledge and language control Basic to use of a language is a mental representation of how that language works.

Interactive Language Teaching Wilga M. Rivers Limited preview - References to this book. Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) James E. Alatis Limited preview - The bilingual special education interface Leonard Baca, Hermes T.

Cervantes Snippet view - Wilga Rivers (13 April - 23 June ) Rivers was an early supporter of the change from the audiolingual method to more communicative and interactive language teaching.

Rivers was born in Melbourne, Australia and died in Watertown "Principles Of Interactive Language Teaching".

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