Second Language Learning and Language Teaching

Second Language Learning and Language Teaching


By (author) Vivian J. Cook

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  • Format: Paperback | 316 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 232mm x 18mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 27 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340958766
  • ISBN 13: 9780340958766
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: None
  • Sales rank: 158,256

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The fourth edition of this classic textbook has been revised to reflect recent developments in language teaching and learning yet retains the basic structure and approach so popular with its readers. Teaching and learning content has been updated, particularly taking into account the rise of task-based learning, Conversational Analysis and social models of second language acquisition, changes in national syllabuses and examinations and the increasing controversy over the role of the native speaker target. Each chapter has been revised to stand alone, enabling the text to be taught and studied out of sequence if preferred. A set of focussing questions has also been added to each and further reading sections have been updated. In addition, icons appear throughout the text signalling where extra information - summaries, data, lecture notes, test batteries and more - can be found on the author's accompanying website, Second Language Learning and Language Teaching remains the essential textbook for all student teachers of modern languages and TESOL as well as applied linguistics.

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Author information

Vivian Cook is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Newcastle, UK.

Table of contents

1. Background to second language acquisition research and language teaching 2. Learning and teaching different types of grammar 3. Learning and teaching vocabulary 4. Acquiring and teaching pronunciation 5. Acquiring and teaching a new writing system 6. Strategies for communicating and learning 7. Listening and reading processes 8. Individual difference in L2 users and L2 learners 9. Classroom interaction and Conversation Analysis 10. The L2 user and the native speaker 11. The goals of language teaching 12. General models of L2 learning 13. Second language learning and language teaching styles