An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching / Edition 2

An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching / Edition 2

by Keith Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405836172

ISBN-13: 9781405836173

Pub. Date: 06/30/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching presents an engaging, student-friendly guide to the fields of foreign language learning and teaching. For students beginning their study of these fields, the book provides essential background information, dealing with language learning and teaching in a clear and comprehensible way. An

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An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching presents an engaging, student-friendly guide to the fields of foreign language learning and teaching. For students beginning their study of these fields, the book provides essential background information, dealing with language learning and teaching in a clear and comprehensible way. An Introduction will also be of value to teachers in training and those already working in the field, providing an up-to-date overview which focuses on contemporary issues while at the same time providing an important historical perspective.

The book covers both theoretical and practical aspects of the field and provides suggestions throughout for discussion and workshop activities. Matters related to classroom and task-based teaching are dealt with at length, making the book suitable for use on practical training courses, especially where a degree of theoretical background is also required. Although most of the examples used deal with English as a foreign language, the book offers a suitable introduction for teachers of any foreign language.

In this age of unfettered global communication the teaching and learning of foreign languages have never been more important. An Introduction to Foreign Language Teaching and Learning will give you the head start you need to get ahead of the field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405836173
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/30/2011
Series:
Learning about Language Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

PART 1 BACKGROUND

1. Five learners and five methods

2. What is there to learn?

3. Some views of language and language learning

PART 2 LEARNING

4. Learners and their errors

5. Input, interaction and output

6. Some learning processes

7. Individual language learners: some differences

8. Good language learners and what they do

PART 3 TEACHING

9. Language teaching: a brisk walk through recent times

10. Contexts

11. Plans and programmes

12. Ways and means

13. Skills

14. Tests

15. When all has been said: preparing and managing lessons

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