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Methodology in Language Teaching : An Anthology of Current Practice

Methodology in Language Teaching

An Anthology of Current Practice

By: Jack C. Richards (Editor), Willy A. Renandya (Editor)

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Published: 8th April 2010
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This collection provides an overview of current approaches, issues, and practices in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages.

This book provides an overview of current approaches, issues, and practices in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. The anthology offers a comprehensive overview to the teaching of English and illustrates the complexity underlying many of the practical planning and instructional activities it involves.

Organised into 16 sections, the book contains 41 seminal articles by well-known teacher trainers and researchers.

Also included are two sets of discussion questions - a pre-reading background set and a post-reading reflection set. This anthology serves as an important resource for teachers wishing to design a basic course in methodology.

Approaches to Teaching
English language teaching in the "post-methods" era: towards better diagnosis, treatment, and assessment
Theories of teaching in language teaching
Lesson Planning and Classroom Management
Lesson planning
Classroom management
Classroom Dynamics
Implementing cooperative learning
Mixed level teaching: tiered tasks and bias tasks
Syllabus Design and Instructional Materials
The ELT curriculum: a flexible model for a changing world
The role of materials in the language classroom: finding the balance
Task and Project Work
Implementing task-based language teaching
Project work: a means to promote language and content
Learning Strategies
Language learning strategies in a nutshell: update and ESL suggestions
Learner strategy training in the classroom: an action research study
Teaching Grammar
Seven bad reasons for teaching grammar...and two good ones
Addressing the grammar-gap in task-work
Grammar teaching--practice or consciousness-raising
Teaching Pronunciation
Beyond "listen and repeat": pronunciation teaching materials and theories of second language acquisition
It's not what you say but how you say it!
Teaching speaking
Factors to consider: developing adult EFL students' speaking abilities
Conversational English: an interactive, collaborative and reflective approach
Developing discussion skills in the ESL classroom
Teaching Listening
Listening in language learning
The changing face of listening
Raising students' awareness of the features of real-world listening input
Teaching Vocabulary
Current research and practice in teaching vocabulary
Best practice in vocabulary teaching and learning
Teaching reading
Dilemmas for the development of second language reading abilities
Teaching strategic reading
Extensive reading: why aren't we all doing it?
Teaching Writing
Ten steps in planning a writing course and training teachers of writing
The writing process and process writing
A genre-based approach to content writing instruction
Teaching students to self-edit
Assessment
Alternative assessment: responses to commonly asked questions
Non-traditional forms of assessment and response to student writing: a step towards learner autonomy
English proficiency test: the oral component of a primary school
Technologies in the Classroom
Video in the ELT classroom: the role of the teacher
The internet for English teaching: guidelines for teachers
What can the World Wide Web offer ESL teachers?
Professional Development
The English teacher as professional
Developing our professional competence: some reflections
Research in your own classroom
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ISBN: 9780521004404
ISBN-10: 0521004403
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 422
Published: 8th April 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 20.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.921