Routledge Encyclopaedia of Language Teaching and Learning [NOOK Book]


This handbook deals with all aspects of contemporary language teaching and its history. Produced for language teaching professionals, it is also useful as a reference work for academic studies at postgraduate level.
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Routledge Encyclopaedia of Language Teaching and Learning

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This handbook deals with all aspects of contemporary language teaching and its history. Produced for language teaching professionals, it is also useful as a reference work for academic studies at postgraduate level.
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While created primarily for language teachers, this encyclopedia is helpful to anyone interested in language. Entries from just a few lines or up to 3000 words range from acculturation and bilingual education to interpreting and total physical response (a language teaching method). The varying writing styles of contributors offer diversity and international scope. Many entries end with references and further reading lists. Readers who wish to know about a particular language issue may look in the thematic list of contents for the headword, go straight to the alphabetically arranged entries, or check the index. Editor Byram (modern languages, Univ. of Durham, UK) has expertise in this area, having authored Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence and Language Learning in Intercultural Perspective. Recommended for teacher college collections and for academic and public libraries serving language teachers and educators. Leroy Hommerding, Fort Myers Beach P.L. Dist., FL Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
A reference for language teachers that analyzes the body of knowledge and skills of the profession and provides information on everyday matters such as the meanings of acronyms and the origins and purposes of professional organizations. Entries cover the teaching of specific languages as well as the teaching of languages in specific countries. The editor, Byram (education, U. of Durham, UK), writes that although the work could not be exhaustive, it does attempt to include traditions other than the Anglo- American. The reference is organized alphabetically and also has a list of contents (showing main entries grouped by theme) and an index of key words. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203219300
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/16/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 736
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Byram is Professor of Education at the University of Durham and Special Advisor to the Council of Europe Modern Languages Project
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Table of Contents

Entries by experts from countries on six continents include:

* acculturation * adult learners * American Standards for Foreign Language Learning * authenticity * bilingual education * cognitive code theory * content-based instruction * distance learning * Esperanto * gender and language learning * group work * intensive courses * natural approach * non-verbal communication * proficiency movement * questioning techniques * tandem learning * task-based teaching and testing * total physical response * and much more.

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