Revisiting the Assessment of Second Language Abilities From Theory to Practice

Cultures / Languages

Teaching Speaking: A Holistic Approach
Elabbas Benmamoun, Reem Bassiouney, “The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics”
Revisiting the Assessment of Second Language Abilities: From Theory to Practice (Second Language Learning and Teaching) by Sahbi Hidri
Jane E. Aaron, “The Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises”
Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein, “”They Say / I Say”: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, with 2016 MLA Update (Third Edition) ”

Teaching Speaking: A Holistic Approach

Dr Christine C. M. Goh, Anne Burns | 2012 | PDF | ISBN: 1107648335 | 322 pages | 21 MB

This book provides theoretical and pedagogical perspectives on teaching speaking within a coherent methodological framework. Teaching Speaking A Holistic Approach brings together theoretical and pedagogical perspectives on teaching speaking within a coherent methodological framework. The framework combines understandings derived from several areas of speaking research and instruction. By explaining, interpreting, evaluating, and synthesizing these diverse perspectives from linguistics and language learning, the text offers a comprehensive and versatile approach for teaching speaking. Different types of learning tasks are explained and illustrated with examples, and each chapter includes short tasks and ends with a number of tasks that enable readers to extend their ideas.

Elabbas Benmamoun, Reem Bassiouney, “The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics”

2017 | ISBN-10: 1138783331 | 598 pages | PDF | 9 MB

The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics introduces readers to the major facets of research on Arabic and of the linguistic situation in the Arabic-speaking world.
The edited collection includes chapters from prominent experts on various fields of Arabic linguistics. The contributors provide overviews of the state of the art in their field and specifically focus on ideas and issues. Not simply an overview of the field, this handbook explores subjects in great depth and from multiple perspectives.
In addition to the traditional areas of Arabic linguistics, the handbook covers computational approaches to Arabic, Arabic in the diaspora, neurolinguistic approaches to Arabic, and Arabic as a global language.
The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics is a much-needed resource for researchers on Arabic and comparative linguistics, syntax, morphology, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics, and also for undergraduate and graduate students studying Arabic or linguistics.

Revisiting the Assessment of Second Language Abilities: From Theory to Practice (Second Language Learning and Teaching) by Sahbi Hidri

2018 | ISBN: 3319628836 | English | 503 pages | PDF | 7 MB

This book presents an overview of revisiting the assessment of language abilities. It also showcases how the measurement of such constructs can result in negative or positive washback and how outcomes might be conducive to repercussions that decide on the future of many stakeholders. The 23 chapters were selected among tens of chapters received from different contexts that addressed the issue of revisiting the assessment of language abilities, such as Tunisia, Ukraine, Algeria, Russia, KSA, Sudan, Egypt, Canada, Kurdistan, UK, USA, Iran, Turkey, etc. These contexts have highlighted the necessity to revisit the different constructs which should be assessed with a clear and straightforward foundation on students’ learning objectives and their actual language ability. To do so, most of the chapters present hands-on use of relevant statistical tests that might serve in revisiting the construct definition both theoretically and operationally. Perhaps the sole and intricate question that the authors of these contributions ask is what it means to revisit the assessment of the construct of individualized language ability and how. In addition, the book accentuates the momentousness and significance of reflecting on test fairness and validation as the mainspring and backbone for democratization of assessment. This book appeals to a broad readership, such as English Language Teaching (ELT) practitioners, language teachers, students, testing organizations, policy-makers, test designers, writers of test specifications, testing experts, researchers, program evaluators, especially in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as well as other international contexts.

Jane E. Aaron, “The Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises”

2013 |ASIN: B00IZ0LBSW | 538 pages | PDF | 23 MB

The Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises packages the authority and currency of its best-selling parent, The Little, Brown Handbook, in a briefer book with a spiral binding, tabbed dividers, and more than 150 exercises.
A bestseller since publication, The Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises provides reliable and thorough coverage of handbook basics–the writing process, grammar and usage, research and documentation–while also giving detailed discussions of critical reading, academic writing, argument, writing in the disciplines, and public writing. Widely used by both experienced and inexperienced writers, The Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises works as both a comprehensive classroom text and an accessible reference guide.
The Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises has a sibling without exercises. Otherwise identical, both books build on their best-selling features with five emphases: (1) media-rich eText and iPad versions, including video tutorials, podcasts, sample documents, exercise, and checklists;(2)academic writing, including a new chapter on joining the academic community, new coverage of genre, more on summary and academic integrity, and four new sample academic papers; (3) research writing, including new material on finding and evaluating Web sites, social-networking sites, blogs, wikis, and multimedia; (4) thorough and up-to-date documentation guidelines, including the most recent versions of MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE styles with models of new media in each style and new annotated sample sources; (5) thewriting process, including new material on genre and strengthened discussions of the thesis and paragraphs.

Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein, “”They Say / I Say”: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, with 2016 MLA Update (Third Edition) ”

2016 | ISBN-10: 0393617432 | 352 pages | PDF | 2 MB

“They Say / I Say” identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing, showing students how to frame their arguments in the larger context of what others have said and providing templates to help them make those moves. And, because these moves are central across all disciplines, the audiobook includes chapters on writing in the sciences, writing in the social sciences, and – new to this edition – writing about literature.
The best-selling book on academic writing – in use at more than 1,500 schools.