Defining Issues in English Language Teaching

Defining Issues in English Language Teaching

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 160 x 235 x 15mm | 299.38g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0194374459
  • 9780194374453
  • 784,534

Table of contents

Preface ; Acknowledgements ; 1. The theory of practice ; 2. Parameters in language pedagogy ; 3. Proper words in proper places ; 4. The ownership of English ; 5. English as an international language ; 6. English for specific purposes ; 7. The scope of linguistic description ; 8. The appropriate language for learning ; 9. Pedagogic design ; 10. Metalanguage and interlanguage ; 11. Bilingualization and localized learning ; 12. Taking account of the subject ; Conclusion ; Bibliography ; Index of names ; Indexshow more

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'Not as intimidating as some larger academic works, and is well worth reading simply out of interest and for the sheer pleasure of reading well-written and reasoned argument.' 'I found the entire book both interesting and informative.' Kaithe Green, TEFL.net. Feb 2005show more

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