Methodology in Language Teaching: An Anthology of Current Practice

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 8, 2002 - Education - 422 pages
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This collection provides an overview of current approaches, issues, and practices in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. This book provides an overview of current approaches, issues, and practices in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. The anthology offers a comprehensive overview to the teaching of English and illustrates the complexity underlying many of the practical planning and instructional activities it involves. Organized into 16 sections, the book contains 41 seminal articles by well-known teacher trainers and researchers. Also included are two sets of discussion questions - a pre-reading background set and a post-reading reflection set. This anthology serves as an important resource for teachers wishing to design a basic course in methodology.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Approaches to Teaching
5
English Language Teaching in the PostMethod Era Toward Better Diagnosis Treatment and Assessment
9
Theories of Teaching in Language Teaching
19
Lesson Planning and Classroom Management
27
Lesson Planning
30
Classroom Management
40
Classroom Dynamics
49
The Changing Face of Listening
242
Raising Students Awareness of the Features of RealWorld Listening Input
248
Teaching Vocabulary
255
Current Research and Practice in Teaching Vocabulary
258
Best Practice in Vocabulary Teaching and Learning
267
Teaching Reading
273
Dilemmas for the Development of Second Language Reading Abilities
276
Teaching Strategic Reading
287

Implementing Cooperative Learning
52
MixedLevel Teaching Tiered Tasks and Bias Tasks
59
Syllabus Design and Instructional Materials
65
The ELT Curriculum A Flexible Model for a Changing World
69
The Role of Materials in the Language Classroom Finding the Balance
80
Task Project Work
93
Implementing TaskBased Language Teaching
96
Project Work A Means to Promote Language and Content
107
Learning Strategies
121
Language Learning Strategies in a Nutshell Update and ESL Suggestions
124
Learner Strategy Training in the Classroom An Action Research Study
133
Teaching Grammar
145
Addressing the Grammar Gap in Task Work
153
Grammar Teaching Practice or ConsciousnessRaising?
167
Teaching Pronunciation
175
Beyond Listen and Repeat Pronunciation Teaching Materials and Theories of Second Language Acquisition
178
PracTESOL Its Not What You Say but How You Say It
188
Teaching Speaking
201
Factors to Consider Developing Adult EFL Students Speaking Abilities
204
Conversational English An Interactive Collaborative and Reflective Approach
212
Developing Discussion Skills in the ESL Classroom
225
Teaching Listening
235
Listening in Language Learning
238
Extensive Reading Why Arent We All Doing It?
295
Teaching Writing
303
Ten Steps in Planning a Writing Course and Training Teachers of Writing
306
The Writing Process and Process Writing
315
A GenreBased Approach to Content Writing Instruction
321
Teaching Students to SelfEdit
328
Assessment
335
Alternative Assessment Responses to Commonly Asked Questions
338
Nontraditional Forms of Assessment and Response to Student Writing A Step Toward Learner Autonomy
344
English Proficiency Test The Oral Component of a Primary School
354
Technologies in the Classroom
361
Video in the ELT Classroom The Role of the Teacher
364
The Internet for English Teaching Guidelines for Teachers
368
What Can the World Wide Web Offer ESL Teachers?
374
Professional Development
385
The English Teacher as Professional
388
Developing Our Professional Competence Some Reflections
393
Research in Your Own Classroom
397
Credits
405
Author Index
409
Subject Index
415
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