Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching

Author: Jack C. Richards,Theodore S. Rodgers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107675960

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 419

View: 3743

This third edition of Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching is an extensive revision of the popular and accessible text. Like previous editions, this book surveys the major approaches and methods in language teaching such as Grammar Translation, Audiolingualism, Communicative Language Teaching, and the Natural Approach. It examines each approach and method in terms of its theory of language and language learning, goals, syllabus, teaching activities, teacher and learner roles, materials, and classroom techniques. In addition, this third edition includes content on the teaching and learning environment, with chapters on learners and methods, teachers and methods, plus approaches, methods and the curriculum. Teachers and teachers-in-training will discover that this third edition is a comprehensive survey and analysis of teaching methods used around the world. The book seeks not only to clarify the assumptions behind these methods and their similarities and differences, but also to help teachers explore their own beliefs and practices in language teaching.

The Language Teaching Matrix

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521387941

Category: Education

Page: 185

View: 6014

Richards explains how effective language teaching involves a network of interactions between curriculum, methodology, teachers, learners, instructional materials. Each chapter discusses and examines the theoretical and practical dimensions of a central issue in language teaching. Topics covered include the nature of effective teaching, self-monitoring in teacher development, language and content, and teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing. Richards presents key issues in an accessible and highly readable style, and shows how teachers and teachers-in-training can be involved in the investigation of classroom teaching and learning. The emphasis is not on prescriptions but rather on developing effective teaching through understanding the various factors that interact in second language learning and in the second language classroom.

Communicative Language Teaching

An Introduction

Author: William Littlewood

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521281547

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 108

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The communicative approach is changing the face of foreign language teaching. It provides an introduction to communicative language teaching for practising classroom teachers. The author gives a single coherent account of the basic communicative ideas, emphasizing those aspects most important in the classroom so that teachers can integrate the new ideas into their own familiar methods. He stresses that a knowledge of grammar remains essential for effective communication.

Curriculum Development in Language Teaching

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521804912

Category: Education

Page: 321

View: 4453

This text provides a systematic introduction to the issues involved in planning, developing, and managing effective language programs. The paperback edition provides a systematic introduction to the issues involved in developing, managing, and evaluating effective second and foreign language programs and teaching materials. Key stages in the curriculum development process are examined, including situation analysis, needs analysis, goal setting, syllabus design, materials development and adaptation, teaching and teacher support, and evaluation. Discussion activities throughout the book enable it to be used as a reference text for teachers and administrators.

Methodology in Language Teaching

An Anthology of Current Practice

Author: Jack C. Richards,Willy A. Renandya

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521004404

Category: Education

Page: 422

View: 6274

This comprehensive anthology provides an overview of current approaches, issues, and practices in teaching of English to speakers of other languages. Serves as an important research resource for researchers, M.A. TESOL students, and teachers wishing to design a basic course in methodology.

The Cambridge Guide to Pedagogy and Practice in Second Language Teaching

Author: Anne Burns,Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107015863

Category: Education

Page: 300

View: 2926

This collection provides a state-of-the-art survey of key issues and approaches in contemporary second language teaching.

Research Methods in Language Learning

Author: David Nunan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521429684

Category: Education

Page: 249

View: 3367

An introduction to research methods intended to help readers understand and evaluate research in language learning, this book presents a balanced, accessible view of a range of methods including:" formal experiments" introspective methods (including diaries, logs, journals, and stimulated recall" interaction and transcript analysis" case studiesIt emphasises the value to language teachers of reading published research, as well as initiating their own research. After completing the tasks and exercises in each chapter, readers should acquire sufficient skills and knowledge to formulate research questions, collect relevant data, analyse and interpret it, and report the results to others.

Second Language Learning and Language Teaching

Fifth Edition

Author: Vivian Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134683227

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

View: 8865

Second Language Learning and Language Teaching provides an introduction to the application of second language acquisition research to language teaching. Assuming no previous background in second language acquisition or language teaching methods, this text starts by introducing readers to the basic issues of second language acquisition research. It then examines how people learn particular aspects of the second language, such as grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and the writing system, and at the strategies they adopt in their learning and the differences between individuals. Final chapters look at second language learning in a broader context – the goals of language teaching and how teaching methods relate to SLA research. This newly updated fifth edition builds on the comprehensive scope of earlier editions while also addressing more recent developments in the field, particularly multilingual approaches to language teaching.

Discourse and Context in Language Teaching

A Guide for Language Teachers

Author: Marianne Celce-Murcia,Elite Olshtain

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521640555

Category: Education

Page: 279

View: 9961

Recommends that language teachers incorporate discourse and pragmatics in their teaching if they wish to implement a communicative approach in their classrooms. The authors show how a discourse perspective can enhance the teaching of traditional areas of linguistic knowledge and language skills.

Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching

Author: Diane Larsen-Freeman

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 9780194355742

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 189

View: 3028

This book provides a practical overview of the most important methods in the field. Readers are drawn into classrooms where various teaching methods and approaches are being used. They are encouraged to reflect on their own beliefs and to develop their own approach to language teaching.

Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen

Author: James F. Lee

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780070376939

Category: Communicative competence

Page: 291

View: 2958

A guide to help instructors develop communicative classroom environments that blend listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Key Issues in Language Teaching

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110745610X

Category: Language and languages

Page: 840

View: 5625

A comprehensive and extensively researched overview of key issues in language teaching today. This essential text for English language teachers surveys a broad range of core topics that are important in understanding contemporary approaches to teaching English as a second or international language, and which form the content of many professional development courses for language teachers. A wide range of issues is examined, including a consideration of the nature of English in the world, the way the English teaching profession works, the development of teaching methods, the nature of classroom teaching, teaching the four skills, teaching the language system, and elements of a language program.

Language teaching methodology

a textbook for teachers

Author: David Nunan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780135214695

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 2999

Affect in Language Learning

Author: Jane Arnold

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521650410

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 346

View: 2279

This book examines the role of affect and cognition in language learning

Designing Tasks for the Communicative Classroom

Author: David Nunan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521379151

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 211

View: 1092

Designing Tasks for the Communicative Classroom provides a balanced introduction to both the theoretical and practical aspects of communicative task design, and is aimed at all second and foreign language teachers who want to develop their own tasks, or adopt/adapt those of others. The major purpose is to integrate recent research and practice in language teaching into a framework for analysing learning tasks. This framework should help teachers select, adapt or create their own communicative tasks. The ideas presented are relevant to teachers working in or preparing for a range of teaching situations with a variety of learner types.

Task-Based Language Teaching

Author: David Nunan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521840171

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 222

View: 4728

While Designing Tasks underpins this new title, the material has been thoroughly updated and includes four new chapters.

Group Dynamics in the Language Classroom

Author: Zoltán Dörnyei,Tim Murphey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521822763

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 191

View: 8452

Working, learning and living in groups is a central feature of humans, and therefore the study of groups - called group dynamics - is a vibrant academic field, overlapping diverse areas such as psychology, sociology, business studies and political science. It is also highly relevant to language education because the success of classroom learning is very much dependent on how students relate to each other, what the classroom climate is like, what roles the teacher and the learners play and, more generally, how well students can cooperate and communicate with each other. This innovative book addresses these issues and offers practical advice on how to manage language learner groups in a way that they develop into cohesive and productive teams. Educators interested in communicative language teaching will particularly welcome this book as a useful guide in their day-to-day teaching practice.

Communicative Language Teaching in Action

Putting Principles to Work

Author: Klaus Brandl

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131579064

Category: Education

Page: 450

View: 5146

Communicative Language Teaching in Action: Putting Principles to Work is designed as a basic text that intends to demonstrate principles and practices of communicative language teaching and task-based instruction. Its primary purpose is to serve as a guide for second and foreign language teachers in training or for those who have embarked on a new career as language teachers.

Language Learning with Technology

Ideas for Integrating Technology in the Classroom

Author: Graham Stanley,Scott Thornbury

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107628806

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 250

View: 8069

" ... Contains over 130 practical classroom activities suitable for beginners to more advanced learners, incorporating a wide range of up-to-date tools, such as mobile technologies and social networking"--Cover, page [4].

Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers

Author: Michael McCarthy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521367468

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 213

View: 3792

Discourse Analysis for Language Teaching gives a practical introduction to the field of discourse analysis and its relevance for language teaching. It begins by answering the question 'What is discourse analysis?' and examines how discourse analysts approach spoken and written language. Different models of analysis are outlined and evaluated in terms of their usefulness to language teachers. This is followed by chapters on discourse-oriented approaches to grammar, vocabulary and phonology. The final section looks at spoken and written language in the light of native-speaker and learner data and considers examples of teaching approaches. Discourse Analysis for Language Teaching has a very practical orientation, and the text is interspersed with reader activities with guidance on appropriate responses at the end.