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Teaching by Principles An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy



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This is the 3rd edition with a publication date of 4/26/2007.
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Teaching by Principles: An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy, Third Edition, by H. Douglas Brown, is a widely acclaimed methodology text used in teacher education programs around the world. This user-friendly textbook offers a comprehensive survey of practical language teaching options, all firmly anchored in accepted principles of language learning and teaching. End-of-chapter exercises give readers opportunities to process material interactively. Suggested readings direct readers to important books and articles in the field.


This third edition of Teaching by Principles features:

  • new chapters on course design, technology, and critical pedagogy to reflect current trends and advances in methodology
  • prereading organizers at the beginning of each chapter
  • updated, expanded references
  • treatment of other recent "hot topics" of interest:
    • corpus linguistics
    • form-focused instruction
    • multiple intelligences
    • nonnative English-speaking teachers
    • autonomy
    • willingness to communicate
    • alternatives in assessment
    • reflective teaching

Also by H. Douglas Brown:

  • Principles of Language Learning and Teaching, Fifth Edition
  • Language Assessment: Principles and Classroom Practices
  • Strategies for Success: A PRactical Guide to Learning English

Author Biography

Dr. H. Douglas Brown, a professor in the MA-TESOL program at San Francisco State University, has written many articles, teacher training books, and textbooks on language pedagogy. A past president of TESOL and recipient of the James A. Alatis Award for Distinguished Service, Dr. Brown has lectured to English language teaching audiences around the world.

Table of Contents

Foundations for Classroom Practice
Getting Started
A Classroom Observation
Beneath the Lesson
Topics for Discussion, Action, and Research
For Your Further Reading
A ""Methodical"" History of Language Teaching
Approach, Method, and Technique
Changing Winds and Shifting Sands
The Grammar Translation Method
Gouin and the Series Method
The Direct Method
The Audiolingual Method
Cognitive Code Learning"
"Designer"" Methods of the Spirited 1970s
Community Language Learning
The Silent Way
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