An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching (Learning About Language 2nd Revised edition)

An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching (Learning About Language 2nd Revised edition)

By: Keith Johnson (author)Paperback

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An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching presents an engaging, student-friendly guide to the fields of foreign language learning and teaching. For students beginning their study of these fields, the book provides essential background information, dealing with language learning and teaching in a clear and comprehensible way. An Introduction will also be of value to teachers in training and those already working in the field, providing an up-to-date overview which focuses on contemporary issues while at the same time providing an important historical perspective. The book covers both theoretical and practical aspects of the field and provides suggestions throughout for discussion and workshop activities. Matters related to classroom and task-based teaching are dealt with at length, making the book suitable for use on practical training courses, especially where a degree of theoretical background is also required. Although most of the examples used deal with English as a foreign language, the book offers a suitable introduction for teachers of any foreign language. In this age of unfettered global communication the teaching and learning of foreign languages have never been more important. An Introduction to Foreign Language Teaching and Learning will give you the head start you need to get ahead of the field.

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Keith Johnson is currently Professor of Linguistics and Language Education at Lancaster University. He is one of the founding members of the Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Reading. He has written widely on all aspects of language learning and teaching.


PART 1 BACKGROUND 1. Five learners and five methods 2. What is there to learn? 3. Some views of language and language learning PART 2 LEARNING 4. Learners and their errors 5. Input, interaction and output 6. Some learning processes 7. Individual language learners: some differences 8. Good language learners and what they do PART 3 TEACHING 9. Language teaching: a brisk walk through recent times 10. Contexts 11. Plans and programmes 12. Ways and means 13. Skills 14. Tests 15. When all has been said: preparing and managing lessons

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/06/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781405836173
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 392
  • ID: 9781405836173
  • weight: 666
  • ISBN10: 1405836172
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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