Principles of Language Learning and Teaching

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/17/2014
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL

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The sixth edition of Principles of Language Learning and Teaching offers new ways of viewing and teaching second language acquisition (SLA) based on the latest research. Providing a comprehensive overview of the theoretical viewpoints that have shaped language teaching today, the text explains the pedagogical relevance of SLA research in reader-friendly prose.

The new edition of this classic text, used by teacher-education programs worldwide, reflects the most recent themes in SLA research, updated references, and a summation of current issues and perspectives. The text is available in print and eText formats.


  • New opening vignettes connect chapter topics to language learners' stories.
  • Expanded Classroom Connections section provides more opportunities to link research findings to teaching implications.
  • Updated activities and discussion questions for practicing instrctuctors and teachers in training.
  • End-of-chapter supplementary readings, journal-writing guidelines, activities, and discussion questions.
  • Bibliography with quick access to important works in the field.
  • Concise glossary of key terminology.

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