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This book explores the relationship between research, teaching, and tasks, and shows how research and task-based teaching can mutually inform each other and illuminated the areas of task-based course design, methodology, and assessment.
This book looks at different attitudes to English and developments in its description, and it critically examines current proposals for the specification of course content and classroom methodology.
This book brings together a number of high-profile exchanges on controversial issues between scholars of opposing positions reacting to each other in print. It engages the reader in a critical evaluation of the points at issue.
A.P.R. Howatt and H.G. Widdowson
This revised and updated history covers the Renaissance to the present day, covering all the important phases of the history of English language teaching from a global perspective.
Rod Ellis and Gary Barkhuizen
This book provides a clear introduction to the main methods of analyzing samples of learner language by examining the theoretical and research bases for each.
This book addresses the issue of how to teach English in diverse locations. Central to the discussion is the balance of power in classroom and curriculum settings, the relationship between language, culture, and discourse, and the change in the ownership of English.
Leading grammar expert Michael Swan answers questions such as, What is grammar for? How does it relate to vocabulary? How does it change? How does it differ across other languages? This accessible and readable introduction uses very little technical jargon in offering a fresh, original look at the subject.
James Lantolf and and Steven Thorne
This book integrates theory, research, and practice on the learning of second and foreign languages as informed by sociocultural theory.