There is increasingly wide agreement among teachers, researchers, inspectors, advisers and policy-makers that both teaching and research will benefit from being brought closer together. But how can this be achieved? Hard-pressed practioners cannot be expected to review a constant flow of conference papers, journals and other publications, even if such items were accessibly written. This unique book synthesizes relevant research findings for the professional practioner and highlights their implications for the quality of teaching and learning. Whether you are a teacher looking to improve your practice or a researcher looking for a concise overview of the literature, this book will prove a valuable acquisition.
About the Author
Ernesto Macaro is Professor of Applied Linguistics (Second Language Acquisition) in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford, UK. He has previously been a Head of Languages in a secondary school.