Most popular Language teaching theory & methods books
The most popular Language teaching theory & methods books currently available. Updated weekly.
This second edition remains the most practical guide to testing language. It has a new chapter on testing young learners.
This prize-winning, readable introduction to research in language acquisition is recommended reading for second language teachers worldwide.
Comprehensively revised and updated to take account of the impact of technology on the field of materials development
Combining research/theory with practice, this describes the steps involved in the language curriculum design process, elaborates and justifies these steps, and provides opportunities for practicing and applying them.
This Dictionary is an essential tool for students of applied linguistics, language teaching, TEFL, and introductory courses in general linguistics and explains those difficult theoretical terms which students may encounter across these fields.
Master Swedish grammar and broaden your vocabulary with your very own Swedish Tutor. This contemporary interactive workbook features 200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points with clear goals, concise explanations, and real-world tasks.
"First edition published 2011 by Pearson Education Limited."
This book highlights the interdisciplinary nature of the tourism phenomenon, its outstanding socio-economic character and its importance for language learning and teaching focussing on theories about second language acquisition, teaching experiences and research findings in different fields of applied linguistics.
Preceded by: Introducciaon a la lingeuaistica hispaanica actual: teoraia y praactica / Javier Muanoz-Basols, Nina Moreno, Inma Taboada and Manel Lacorte. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2017. 9781138209213
Ideal for language teachers and researchers who are interested in pronunciation teaching, and especially in the reasons why various pronunciation features should and should not be taught. Levis explains the importance of intelligibility in pronunciation teaching, and practically describes its importance for foreign and second language teaching.
This volume aims at updating perspectives on English language teaching and teacher education, with a special focus on the Turkish EFL context. The book will be of value to scholars, prospective and practicing teachers in the TESOL field.
This text introduces techniques for teachers to explore their classroom experiences and for critical reflection on teaching practices.
Introduces teachers to research methods they can use to examine their own classrooms in order to become more effective teachers. The author emphasizes that what a teacher chooses to examine will dictate which method is most effective. Each chapter includes activities to help readers apply the methods described, often by analyzing research data.
Written in a clear, informal style for graduate students and practicing teachers embarking on their first qualitative research study in applied linguistics, leading authors introduce the principal research approaches and data creation methods to offer novice researchers an easy-to-follow and straightforward guide to qualitative inquiry.
Covers key aspects of English phonology to help readers go on to teach pronunciation, diagnose problem areas and prioritize important skills. This book aims to provide a clear description of key aspects of English phonology in order to help teachers diagnose and prioritize problem areas in pronunciation.
Innovative activities for Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) teachers and trainee teachers.
Bringing together multiple sources of data and combining existing theories across language teacher cognition, teacher education, second language motivation and psychology, this empirically-grounded analysis of teacher development in action offers new insights into the complex and dynamic nature of language teachers' conceptual change.
This lively, interactive book tackles an often intimidating subject with humour and enthusiasm, providing language teachers with the essential knowledge they need to teach pronunciation to speakers of other languages. Blending applied linguistics theory with practical experience of the classroom, this is an indispensable companion for teachers.
The book's accessible style and content encourage language teachers to become part of a community focused on inquiry, equipping them with relevant terminology and concepts for their own teaching and research (inquiry, data collection, data analysis, bringing it all together).
This book presents research on the learning of foreign languages by children in primary school settings. It covers issues that have been under-researched within this group of learners such as implicit/explicit learning, interaction, feedback provision, first language use, metalinguistic awareness, noticing and individual variables.
Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, this textbook introduces readers to the rich diversity of human languages, familiarizing students with the variety and typology of languages around the world. An essential resource for undergraduate courses on language typology, historical linguistics and general linguistics.
Essential reading for policymakers, senior university managers, university English language providers, admissions bodies, and the many academics who find themselves teaching students who struggle to cope with the language demands of their degree courses, this book identifies and clarifies key issues and challenges, and recommends strategies for addressing them.
This Spanish language volume responds to the needs of Spanish speaking practitioners in the area of Second and Foreign Language Learning who are interested in integrating technologies in the classroom but may not be fluent readers of English.
Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) is an approach to teaching and learning languages that uses computers and other technologies to present, reinforce and assess material to be learned. This book provides a much-needed overview of the diverse approaches to research and practice in CALL.
This edited volume explores studying second languages abroad by critically and constructively reviewing established programming, providing theoretical and research-informed support for pedagogical and curriculum interventions, and analysing participant experiences.
Using case studies, reflection questions, and research on course design, this book addresses the world language instructor and the diverse learner. Devoted to strategies based on Universal Design for Instruction, it serves as a valuable resource for all college instructors confronting a changing and diversifying world language classroom.