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.
Comprehensively revised and updated to take account of the impact of technology on the field of materials development
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.
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 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.
Innovative activities for Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) teachers and trainee teachers.
This prize-winning, readable introduction to research in language acquisition is recommended reading for second language teachers worldwide.
"First edition published 2011 by Pearson Education Limited."
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.
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 text introduces techniques for teachers to explore their classroom experiences and for critical reflection on teaching practices.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This collection of original articles provides language teachers with a theoretical background of key issues associated with language testing.
Language Learning with Technology is for teachers interested in integrating technology into their classroom practice.
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.
This volume gives an overview of the practical impact of and theoretical debate surrounding the CEFR.
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.
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.
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.
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).