Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching has influenced the way thousands of teachers have taught English. This classic guide to developing the way you teach has been an essential resource to new and experienced teachers worldwide, and is now in its third edition. Each chapter focuses on a different teaching approach, describing it being used in the classroom, analyzing what happened, and helping you think how you could apply it to your own teaching.

New features of the third edition include: a new discussion on the political dimensions of language teaching, a new digital technology chapter, and extended coverage of content-based and task-based approaches. On this site you will find additional resources, including author videos in which Diane Larsen-Freeman and Marti Anderson talk about the background to the book and new innovations in language teaching which are discussed in the third edition.

Contents PDF (48 KB)

The contents page of the 3rd Edition of Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching.

Youtube Videos

Diane Larsen-Freeman video
Professor Larsen-Freeman describes the need to consider a range of methods in language teaching, and how methods continue to evolve.

Marti Anderson video
Dr Marti Anderson describes her role in writing the 3rd edition of Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching and the importance of reflecting on methodology.

Diane Larsen-Freeman. Empowering the Language Learner
The full video of the presentation given by Professor Larsen-Freeman at the New School, New York, in February 2011.

To the teacher Educator PDF (91 KB)

The introductory chapter from the book, which describes how to use the book and provides details on what is new to the 3rd edition.

Glossary PDF (66 KB)

The glossary of terms from the book for your reference.