Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching

Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching

Paperback Cambridge Language Teaching Library

By (author) Jack C. Richards, By (author) Theodore S. Rodgers

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 278 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 220mm x 26mm | 460g
  • Publication date: 12 March 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521008433
  • ISBN 13: 9780521008433
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 56,738

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This second edition is an extensive revision of this successful text. Like the first edition, it surveys the major approaches and methods in language teaching, such as grammar translation, audiolingualism, communicative language teaching, and the natural approach. The text examines each approach and method in terms of its theory of language and language learning, goals, syllabus, teaching activities, teacher and learner roles, materials, and classroom techniques. The second edition includes new chapters on topics such as whole language, multiple intelligences, neurolinguistic programming, competency-based language teaching, cooperative language learning, content-based instruction, task-based language teaching, and the Post-Methods Era. Teachers and teachers-in-training will enjoy reading this comprehensive survey and analysis of the major and minor teaching methods used around the world. The book seeks not only to clarify the assumptions behind these methods and their similarities and differences, but also to help teachers explore their own beliefs and practices in language teaching.

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Table of contents

PART 1: MAJOR LANGUAGE TEACHING TRENDS IN 20TH CENTURY LANGUAGE TEACHING: 1. A Brief History of Language Teaching; 2. The Nature of Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching; 3 .The Oral Approach and Situational Language Teaching; 4. The Audiolingual Method; PART 2: ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES AND METHODS: 5. Total Physical Response; 6. The Silent Way; 7. Community Language Learning; 8 .Suggestopedia; 9. Whole Language; 10 .Multiple Intelligences; 11. Neurolinguistic Programming; 12. The Lexical Approach; 13. Competency-Based Instruction; PART 3: CURRENT COMMUNICATIVE APPROACHES: 14. Communicative Language Teaching; 15. The Natural Approach; 16. Cooperative Language Learning; 17. Content-based Teaching; 18. Task-based Teaching; 19. The Post-Methods Era.