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Borg, Simon – Language Awareness, 1994
Discusses language awareness (LA) as a methodology in foreign language teaching, demonstrating that LA presumes not only linguistic awareness on the part of teachers but also an understanding of the learning and teaching processes this methodology promotes. Argues that training content needs to be educationally rather than linguistically…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Metalinguistics, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Borg, Simon – Language Awareness, 1998
Describes the role of meta talk (explicit talk about grammar) in the classroom practice of two English-as-a-Second-Language teachers. Classroom observations and teacher interviews provided descriptive data about the initiation, development, and outcomes of meta talk in the teachers' work, and insight into the rationale behind their approaches to…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), English (Second Language), Grammar