What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume I: Understanding Learning / Edition 1

What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume I: Understanding Learning / Edition 1

by Denise E. Murray, MaryAnn Christison
     
 

Designed for pre-service teachers and teachers new to the field of ELT, Volume I and its companion textbook, Volume II, are organized around the key question: What do teachers need to know and be able to do in order for their students to learn English? All English language teachers need to understand the nature of language and language

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Overview

Designed for pre-service teachers and teachers new to the field of ELT, Volume I and its companion textbook, Volume II, are organized around the key question: What do teachers need to know and be able to do in order for their students to learn English? All English language teachers need to understand the nature of language and language learning, and with that understanding they need to be able to facilitate student learning.

Volume I, on understanding learning, provides the background information that teachers need to know and be able to use in their classroom:

  • the characteristics of the context in which they work
  • how English works and how it is learned
  • their role in the larger professional sphere of English language education

Volume II, on facilitating learning, covers the three main facets of teaching:

  • planning
  • instructing
  • assessing

The focus throughout is on outcomes, that is, student learning.

The texts work for teachers across different contexts (countries where English is the dominant language, one of the official languages, or taught as a foreign language); different levels (elementary/primary, secondary, college or university, or adult education), and different learning purposes (general English, workplace English, English for academic purposes, or English for specific purposes).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415806381
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Series:
ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements
Part 1: Identity and Context 1. Learner Identities 2. The World of English 3. English Learning around the World 4. The Cultural Context 5. Learning about Identity and Setting Part 2: Teacher Language Awareness 6. The Sound System 7. The Word System 8. The Sentence System 9. Beyond the Sentence: Spoken and Written Language
Part 3: Learning 10. Theories of Learning 11. An Introduction to Second Language Acquisition 12. Second Language Acquisition and Language Pedagogy 13. Learning Theories in the Classroom
Part 4: Professionalism 14. Sustaining Professionalism

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