Defining Issues in English Language Teaching

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OUP Oxford, 2003 - Foreign Language Study - 193 pages
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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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Contents

The theory of practice
1
Parameters in language pedagogy
19
Proper words in proper places
27
The ownership of English
35
English as an international language
45
English for specific purposes
61
The scope of linguistic description
75
The appropriate language for learning
93
Metalanguage and interlanguage
135
Bilingualization and localized learning
149
Taking account of the subject
165
Conclusion
177
Bibliography
181
Index of names
187
Index
190
Copyright

Pedagogic design 1 1 1
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Henry Widdowson is Emeritus Professor of Education, University of London, and has also been Professor of Applied Linguistics at Essex University and Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Vienna.

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