Principles of Language Learning and Teaching

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Longman, 2000 - Foreign Language Study - 352 pages
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How do people learn a second language? For almost two decades, Principles of Language Learning and Teaching has been recognized as an exceptional guide to the theoretical foundations of language teaching.

This new Fourth Edition offers an overview of the study of Second Language Acquisition, while acting as a reference for the growing store-house of research, subfields, and specializations of SLA.

New to the Fourth Edition:
-- New topics, including constructivist approaches to SLA, emotional intelligence, the critical period hypothesis, language aptitude, strategies-based instruction (SBI), and more.
-- Additional diagrams and charts to make this new edition more accessible, offering visual reference and support for key points.
-- Updated chapter-ending vignettes to provide information on various pedagogical applications and implications of second language research.
-- Improved end-of-chapter activities designed explicitly for in-class group work, pair work, whole-class discussion, and individual self-study.
-- Revised and updated end-of-chapter suggestions for further reading.

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Language Teaching Methodology
First Language Acquisition

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About the author (2000)

Dr. H. Douglas Brown, a professor in the MA-TESOL program at San Francisco State University, has written many articles, teacher training books, and textbooks on language pedagogy. A past president of TESOL and recipient of the James A. Alatis Award for Distinguished Service, Dr. Brown has lectured to English language teaching audiences around the world.

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