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Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching



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    Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching


This is an updated third edition of our popular introduction to language teaching methodology, which describes different methods and approaches in language teaching. Clear and jargon-free, it provides practical step-by-step guidance for new teachers, and introduces more experienced teachers to new approaches and teaching ideas. Includes a new chapter on the use of digital technology.

Author Biography

Diane Larsen-Freeman is a Professor of Education, Professor of Linguistics, and a Research Scientist at the English Language Institute at the University of Michigan. She is also a Distinguished Senior Faculty Fellow at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont, USA. A teacher educator for over 30 years, Professor Larsen-Freeman has published numerous books and articles about second language acquisition research, English grammar, and language teaching methods. Marti Anderson is an education and teacher-training consultant currently based in Bangkok, Thailand. She was on the faculty at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont, USA for 20 years.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
List of Acronymsp. viii
To the Teacher Educatorp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Grammar-Translation Methodp. 13
The Direct Methodp. 25
The Audio-Lingual Methodp. 35
The Silent Wayp. 51
Desuggestopediap. 71
Community Language Learningp. 85
Total Physical Responsep. 103
Communicative Language Teachingp. 115
Content-based Instructionp. 131
Task-based Language Teachingp. 149
The Political Dimensions of Language Teaching and the Participatory Approachp. 165
Learning Strategy Training, Cooperative Learning, and Multiple Intelligencesp. 181
Emerging Uses of Technology in Language Teaching and Learningp. 199
Conclusionp. 219
Glossaryp. 237
Indexp. 245
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