Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching / Edition 3

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Overview

This is an updated third edition of our popular introduction to language teaching methodology, which describes different methods and approaches in language teaching. Clear and jargon-free, it provides practical step-by-step guidance for new teachers, and introduces more experienced teachers to new approaches and teaching ideas. Includes a new chapter on the use of digital technology.

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"The authors succinctly capture the essence of each method's guiding principles and perspective on the larger question of how languages are learned...this volume is a clearly written introduction to language teaching methods that includes many concrete examples and practical advice for teachers."—Linguist List
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780194423601
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/12/2011
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 149,876
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Diane Larsen-Freeman is a Professor of Education and Director of the English Language Institute at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is also Distinguished Senior Faculty Fellow at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. She has spoken and published widely on the topics of teacher education, second language acquisition, English grammar, and language teaching methodology. In 1997, Dr. Larsen-Freeman was inducted into the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1999, she was named one of the ESL pioneers by ESL Magazine. In 2000, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Heinle and Heinle Publishers.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

List of Acronyms viii

To the Teacher Educator ix

1 Introduction 1

2 The Grammar-Translation Method 13

3 The Direct Method 25

4 The Audio-Lingual Method 35

5 The Silent Way 51

6 Desuggestopedia 71

7 Community Language Learning 85

8 Total Physical Response 103

9 Communicative Language Teaching 115

10 Content-based Instruction 131

11 Task-based Language Teaching 149

12 The Political Dimensions of Language Teaching and the Participatory Approach 165

13 Learning Strategy Training, Cooperative Learning, and Multiple Intelligences 181

14 Emerging Uses of Technology in Language Teaching and Learning 199

15 Conclusion 219

Glossary 237

Index 245

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