A History of English Language Teaching

A History of English Language Teaching

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This book traces the history of English language teaching right up to the origins of the communicative approach, ending with a discussion of the impact of applied linguistics on language teaching in both America and Britain.
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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 160 x 234 x 24mm | 599.99g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • figures
  • 0194370755
  • 9780194370752

Table of contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Note on spelling; Preface; PART ONE: PRACTICAL LANGUAGE TEACHING TO 1800; 1. The early years; 2. 'Refugiate in a strange country': the refugee language teachers in Elizabethan London; 3. Towards 'The great and common world'; 4. Guy Miege and the second Huguenot exile; 5. The spread of English language teaching in Europe; PART TWO: ON 'FIXING' THE LANGUAGE; 6. Introduction; 7. Two proposals for orthographical reform in the sixteenth century; The work of John Hart, Chester Herald; Richard Mulcaster's Elementarie; 8. Early pedagogical grammars of English for foreign learners; Ben Jonson's English Grammar; John Wallis's Grammatica Linguae Anglicanae; 9. 'Things, words, and notions'; 10. The language 'fixed'; Latin Schools and English Schools; Swift's Proposal for a British Academy; Towards Standard English; PART THREE: LANGUAGE TEACHING IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY; OVERVIEW; 11. The grammar-translation method; Introduction; The grammar-translation method and the schools: some Anglo-German contrasts; The grammar-translation method and adult language teaching: the 'practical approach' of Ahn and Ollendorff; 12. Individual reformers; Overview; 'All is in all': Jean Joseph Jacotot; The Rational Method of Claude Marcel; Thomas Prendergast's 'Mastery System'; Francois Gouin and the 'Series'; 13. The Reform Movement; Introduction; The principles of reform; The Klinghardt experiment; The role of phonetics; The work of Henry Sweet: an applied linguistic approach; 14. Natural methods of language teaching from Montaigne to Berlitz; PART FOUR: THE MAKING OF A PROFESSION; SECTION 1 Overview of English language teaching since 1900; 15. The teaching of English as a foreign or second language since 1900: a survey; Laying the foundations (1900-1922); Research and development (1922-1939); Consolidation (1945-1960); Change and variation since 1960 ; SECTION 2 Essays in the history of English language teaching since 1900; 16. Harold E Palmer; Palmer's life and work; Palmer's methodology; 17. Choosing the right words; Michael West and the New Method; The Basic issue; Carnegie and after; 18. Old patterns and new directions; A S Hornby and the post-war consensus; The impact of applied linguistics; The notion of communication ; Epilogue; On rational and natural approaches to language teaching; A chronology of English language teaching; Biographical notes; Appendix; 'Language teaching must start afresh!' A translation of Wilhelm Vietor's Der Sprachunterricht muss umkehren! ; Bibliography ; Index
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