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Most popular Language teaching theory & methods books

The most popular Language teaching theory & methods books currently available. Updated weekly.
Researching Chinese Language Education: Functional Linguistic Perspectives
Testing for Language Teachers
This second edition remains the most practical guide to testing language. It has a new chapter on testing young learners.
Materials Development in Language Teaching
Comprehensively revised and updated to take account of the impact of technology on the field of materials development
Swedish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook (Learn Swedish with Teach Yourself): Advanced beginner to upper intermediate course
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.
Language Curriculum Design
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.
Exploring Language Assessment and Testing: Language in Action
Routledge Handbook of Language Testing
Forward with Classics: Classical Languages in Schools and Communities
Longman Dictionary of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics
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.
Pedagogical Grammar
Italian Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook (Learn Italian with Teach Yourself): Advanced beginner to upper intermediate course
Master Italian grammar and broaden your vocabulary with your very own Italian 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.
IELTS Academic Writing 8+: How to write high-scoring 8+ answers for the IELTS exam. Packed full of examples, practice questions and top tips.
IELTS General Training & Academic Study & Practice Guide: The ULTIMATE test preparation revision workbook covering the listening, reading, writing and speaking elements for the International English Language Test System (IELTS).
Teaching and Researching: Motivation
CLIL Activities with CD-ROM: A Resource for Subject and Language Teachers
Innovative activities for Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) teachers and trainee teachers.
How Languages are Learned
This prize-winning, readable introduction to research in language acquisition is recommended reading for second language teachers worldwide.
Content-Based Foreign Language Teaching: Curriculum and Pedagogy for Developing Advanced Thinking and Literacy Skills
Embodied Work of Teaching
Teaching and Researching Language Learning Strategies: Self-Regulation in Context, Second Edition
"First edition published 2011 by Pearson Education Limited."
Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching
English Phonology and Pronunciation Teaching
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.
Introduction to Instructed Second Language Acquisition
Computer-Assisted Language Learning: Diversity in Research and Practice
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.
Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS): An Input-Based Approach to Second Language Instruction
Reflective Teaching in Second Language Classrooms
This text introduces techniques for teachers to explore their classroom experiences and for critical reflection on teaching practices.
Teacher Development in Action: Understanding Language Teachers' Conceptual Change
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.
Teaching Foreign Languages for Tourism: Research and Practice
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.
Intelligibility, Oral Communication, and the Teaching of Pronunciation
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.
Updating Perspectives on English Language Teaching and Teacher Education
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.
Teacher Education in Computer-Assisted Language Learning: A Sociocultural and Linguistic Perspective
World Lexicon of Grammaticalization
For linguists and language teachers, as well as anthropologists, educationalists, psychologists and psycholinguists, this volume allows language experts to understand and explain why grammatical phenomena take the forms they do, and why certain linguistic structures are not restricted to English but can also be found in other languages.
Language Learning and Teaching in a Multilingual World
Action-oriented Approach: A Dynamic Vision of Language Education
Task-based Language Learning and Teaching
Explores the relationship between research, teaching, and tasks. This book shows how research and task-based teaching can mutually inform each other and illuminate the areas of task-based course design, methodology, and assessment.
VIETNAMESE Language Map (R)
Researching Second Language Classrooms
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.
Qualitative Research in Applied Linguistics: A Practical Introduction
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.
Cambridge Guide to Second Language Assessment
This collection of original articles provides language teachers with a theoretical background of key issues associated with language testing.
Language Learning with Technology: Ideas for Integrating Technology in the Classroom
Language Learning with Technology is for teachers interested in integrating technology into their classroom practice.
Multilingual Turn: Implications for SLA, TESOL, and Bilingual Education
Identity and Language Learning: Extending the Conversation
This second edition of Norton's classic text on language learning and identity will bring her ground-breaking ideas to a new generation of students, teachers and researchers. Featuring a comprehensive Introduction and an Afterword by Claire Kramsch, this new edition integrates research, theory and classroom practice.
CEFR in Practice
This volume gives an overview of the practical impact of and theoretical debate surrounding the CEFR.
Language Learner Autonomy: Theory, Practice and Research
This book combines detailed accounts of classroom practice with empirical and case-study research and a wide-ranging engagement with applied linguistic and pedagogical theory. Points for discussion encourage readers to relate the argument of each chapter to their own context, and the book concludes with some reflections on teacher education.
Teaching Languages Online
This new edition of Teaching Languages Online supports the professional development of language educators as they teach all or part of their courses online. Containing extensive additions, this revised edition includes new models, illustrations and heuristics to further support research-based conceptualization, creativity and practice.
Spanish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook (Learn Spanish with Teach Yourself): Advanced beginner to upper intermediate course
Master Spanish grammar and broaden your vocabulary with your very own Spanish 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.
Teaching and Researching Writing: Third Edition
Second Language Learning and Language Teaching: Fifth Edition
Teaching Language and Promoting Citizenship
Phonetics, Phonology & Pronunciation for the Language Classroom
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.
Research Methods for Language Teaching: Inquiry, Process, and Synthesis
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).