Teaching, Learning and Researching in an ESL Context is for instructors who are interested in improving their teaching practice through teacher-research. The first part of the book investigates a number of current issues in the TESOL field. For example, communicative competence, teacher as researcher, errors in language learning, and ESOL teaching approaches and methods for all are discussed. The second part of the book puts the theory into practice with an example of recent teacher-research conducted in an International School in Thailand. The text extends the teacher-researcher the opportunity to examine various approaches to teaching ESL.
Cindy L. Gunn is Assistant Professor of English, the American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.
Chapter 1 List of Figures Chapter 2 List of Tables Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 Acknowledgements Chapter 5 The Teacher-Researcher Debate Chapter 6 Communicative Competence Chapter 7 Second Language Teaching Approaches and Methods Chapter 8 Errors in Second Language Learning Chapter 9 Classroom Research: Focus on Teaching and Learning Chapter 10 Determining the Challenges of Educating for Communicative Competence Chapter 11 Final Reflections Chapter 12 Works Cited Chapter 13 Author Index Chapter 14 Subject Index