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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Methods and Methodologies for Language Teaching

The Centrality of Context

ISBN 9781137407368
Publication Date April 2017
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Applied Linguistics for the Language Classroom

An essential guide for pre-service and in-service English language teachers. 

There are countless theories and approaches to language teaching, and with so many different methodologies available it can be difficult for teachers to weigh up the pros and cons of each – or even to know where to start. 

Written by an experienced teacher and researcher, Methods and Methodologies for Language Teaching takes a fresh look at ten approaches to classroom language teaching and learning. Each chapter includes suggested activities and further reading, presenting the origins and key features of each methodology before discussing its relation to assessment and learning outcomes. This is a clear, concise and context-driven introduction to teaching methods which reasserts the significance of methodology as a central pillar of language learning. 

Andy Curtis is Professor of TESOL at Anaheim University, USA. From 2015 to 2016, Andy served as the 50th President of the TESOL International Association. He received his M.A. in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching, and his Ph.D. in International Education, from the University of York in England. He has worked with language teachers and learners all over the world.

1. Five Thousand Years in Five Thousand Words 

2. The Centrality of Context

3. Task-Based Language Teaching and Learning in Context

4. Communicative Language Teaching in Context

5. Content-Based Instruction and Content and Language Integrated Learning

6. The Direct Method and the Audio-Lingual Method

7. The Grammar Translation Method

8. Humanistic and Alternative Methods

9. Where Do We Go from Here?

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