A History of ELT, Second Edition

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Oxford University Press, Jun 3, 2004 - Foreign Language Study - 417 pages
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This is a history of the teaching of English to speakers of other languages from the Renaissance to the present day. It starts in 1400 when English was a minority language spoken by a population of under three million and describes the long process of making the English language teachable, and the developments in language teaching theory and practice which led to the emergence of English Language Teaching (ELT) as an autonomous modern profession. This is a fully revised second edition that includes new sections on English language teaching in the Empire, and revised and additional chapters covering the period from 1900 to the present day, including topics such as ES P and the spread of English as a global language. The final chapter is an in-depth discussion of current trends in English language teaching by H. G. Widdowson.
  

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rubbish- why miss some of the most important pages out- when they were originally in they were great but then they have been omitted. If you ned thisa for A level english language don't bother because it's crap!

Contents

PART THREE 1900 TO THE PRESENT
2
Practical language teaching
9
language teachers in Elizabethan London
18
1 Titlepage of Jacques Bellots English
21
1 Extract from Joseph Webbes Childrens Talk 1627
43
1 Extract from Guy Mieges English Grammar 1688
60
in Europe
65
2 Titlepage of John Millers The Tutor 1797
73
English language teaching in the Empire
134
English language teaching in Europe
151
1 Lesson 50 of Ollendorffs German course
161
Individual reformers
166
1 The Labyrinth from Thomas Prendergasts Mastery
179
The Reform Movement
187
1 Henry Sweet 18451912
199
Natural methods of language teaching from Montaigne
210

On fixing the language
77
in the 1500s
84
1 First step in John Harts Method 1570
87
Two pedagogical grammars of English
95
Things words and notions
102
1 Summary of John Wilkins Essay 1668
103
The language fixed
106
2 Extract from Lowths Short Introduction to English
118
Introduction
127
Aspects of English language teaching since 1900
264
Choosing the right words
278
Old patterns and new directions
294
The notion of communication
326
A perspective on recent trends
353
A chronology of English language teaching
373
Bibliography
380
Index
406
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About the author (2004)

A.P.R. Howatt has retired as Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, of which he is a graduate. Professor Henry Widdowson is an internationally acclaimed authority in applied linguistics and language teaching. His many books, articles, and lectures have been seminal in establishing both the field of applied linguistics and its mode of enquiry.

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