Defining Issues in English Language Teaching
This book goes back to basics by investigating fundamental assumptions about the way English should be defined and taught as a school subject. It 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, with particular reference to ideas about authenticity and task-based learning.
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The theory of practice
Parameters in language pedagogy
Proper words in proper places
The ownership of English
English as an international language
English for specific purposes
The scope of linguistic description
The appropriate language for learning
Pedagogic design 1 1 1
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