English Language Teaching Today: Linking Theory and Practice provides an up-to-date account of current principles and practices for teaching English in the world today. The chapters, written by internationally recognized language teacher educators and TESOL specialists, introduce the reader to key language skill areas (i.e., listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary) and explain how each skill area can be taught in a principled manner in diverse language learning contexts. Throughout the book, the link between theory and practice is explicitly highlighted and exemplified.
This reader-friendly book is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in TESOL and other second language education programmes as well as for TESOL professionals who wish to stay current with recent developments in ELT.
Table of ContentsPART I. THEORIES, RESEARCH, AND PRINCIPLES.- English Language Teaching Today: An Introduction by Willy A. Renandya & Handoyo Puji Widodo.- Student-Centred Learning in ELT by George M Jacobs & Willy A Renandya.- Using Local Languages in English Language Classrooms by Ahmar Mahboob & Angel Lin.- Applying Language Learning Principles to Coursebooks by John Macalister.- Current Issues in the Development of Materials for Learners of English as an International Language (EIL) by Brian Tomlinson.- Assessments in ELT: Theoretical Options and Sound Pedagogical Choices by James Dean Brown.- Does Writing Promote Reflective Practice? By Thomas S. C. Farrell.- PART II. PEDAGOGAL PRACTICES.- Extensive Reading and Listening in the L2 Classroom by Willy A. Renandya & George M. Jacobs.- Teaching L2 listening: In and outside the classroom by Anna C-S Chang.- Teaching Reading and Viewing to L2 Learners by Lawrence Jun Zhang.- Teaching Speaking by Christine C. M. Goh.- Teaching English for Intercultural Spoken Communication by Jonathan Newton.- Teaching Writing by Yin Ling Cheung.- Teaching Academic Writing in Context by Zhichang Xu.- Teaching English Grammar in Asian Contexts by Helena I. R. Agustien.- Teaching Vocabulary in the EFL context by Anna Siyanova-Chanturia & Stuart Webb.- Teaching Pronunciation to Learners of English as an Lingua Franca (ELF) by Cathy S. P. Wong.- Language Learning with ICT by Mark Wilkinson.- Teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP): English for Vocational Purposes (EVP) by Handoyo Puji Widodo.- Facilitating Workplace Communicative Competence by Radhika Jaidev & Brad Blackstone
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“This book represents a comprehensive and challenging overview of the status of English language and its teaching worldwide. The writers capture the dynamic and complex nature of English language. The collection captures the worldwide changes in variety and terms of English use and users. It also considers critical issues such as sociolinguistic status. The chapters provide a rich picture of the diversity of communicative purposes in different social settings (e.g., classrooms, workplaces, and academic encounters).” (Steve Mann (Associate Professor), University of Warwick, UK)