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ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

Series Editor: Eli Hinkel

This series provides essential texts on teaching English as a second language and applied linguistics. It includes authored and edited volumes to be used as primary or supplementary texts in graduate-level and teacher training courses to enhance students’ and practicing teachers’ professional qualifications and knowledge. Each text is designed to promote the current and growing body of knowledge in applied linguistics and second language teaching, including advances in teacher education and the study of language.

Specifically, the series includes, but is not limited to, current uses of applied linguistics research in teaching a variety of second language skills, such as reading, writing, speaking and listening; materials and curriculum design; literacy; English for academic purposes; and research methods.

The texts also deal with broad domains of professional preparation related to socio-cultural perspectives and current issues/topics in teaching and learning a second language.

Books in the series benefit not only students, but experienced teachers, curriculum developers, teacher trainers, program administrators, and other second and foreign language professionals seeking to advance and update their knowledge and expertise.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 55 results in ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series
  1. Language Learning Beyond the Classroom

    Edited by David Nunan, Jack C. Richards

    Series: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

    This volume presents case studies of language learning beyond the classroom. The studies draw on a wide range of contexts, from North and South America to Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Each provides principled links between theory, research and practice. While out-of-class learning will not...

    Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. English L2 Reading

    Getting to the Bottom, 3rd Edition

    By Barbara M. Birch

    Series: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

    English L2 Reading, Third Edition offers teachers research-based insights into bottom-up skills in reading English as a second language and a solid foundation on which to build reading instruction. Core linguistic and psycholinguistic concepts are presented within the context of their application...

    Published September 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Ambiguities and Tensions in English Language Teaching

    Portraits of EFL Teachers as Legitimate Speakers

    By Peter Sayer

    Series: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

    The central theme of this book is the ambiguities and tensions teachers face as they attempt to position themselves in ways that legitimize them as language teachers, and as English speakers. Focusing on three EFL teachers and their schools in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, it...

    Published July 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Pronunciation and Phonetics

    A Practical Guide for English Language Teachers

    By Adam Brown

    Series: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

    This engaging, succinct text is an introduction to both phonetics and phonology as applied to the teaching of pronunciation to English language learners. Section 1 selectively covers the main areas of phonetics and phonology, without going into any area in more depth than the average English...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  5. What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume III

    Designing Curriculum

    By MaryAnn Christison, Denise E. Murray

    Series: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

    What English Teachers Need to Know, a set of companion texts designed for pre-service teachers and teachers new to the field of ELT, addresses the key question: What do English language teachers need to know and be able to do in order for their students to learn English? These texts work for...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Sociocultural Theory and the Pedagogical Imperative in L2 Education

    Vygotskian Praxis and the Research/Practice Divide

    By James P. Lantolf, Matthew E. Poehner

    Series: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

    Explicating clearly and concisely the full implication of a praxis-oriented language pedagogy, this book argues for an approach to language teaching grounded in a significant scientific theory of human learning—a stance that rejects the consumer approach to theory and the dichotomy between theory...

    Published February 21st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Using Statistics in Small-Scale Language Education Research

    Focus on Non-Parametric Data

    By Jean L. Turner

    Series: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

    Assuming no familiarity with statistical methods, this text for language education research methods and statistics courses provides detailed guidance and instruction on principles of designing, conducting, interpreting, reading, and evaluating statistical research done in classroom settings...

    Published February 20th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Chicano-Anglo Conversations

    Truth, Honesty, and Politeness

    By Madeleine Youmans

    Series: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

    This groundbreaking book--about differences in communication practices between Mexican-American underclass residents in an East Los Angeles housing project and white, middle-class literacy tutors who worked with them--makes an important contribution to research on the sociolinguistics of the...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Pedagogy and Practice of Western-trained Chinese English Language Teachers

    Foreign Education, Chinese Meanings

    By Pu Hong, Faridah Pawan

    Series: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

    Providing an East-West flow of language teaching knowledge and know-how to balance prevailing Western-centric perspectives, this book is an in-depth investigation of the impact of Western-based language teacher education on the pedagogy and practice of Chinese English language teachers who received...

    Published November 13th 2013 by Routledge

  10. English Grammar Pedagogy

    A Global Perspective

    By Barbara M. Birch

    Series: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

    Designed for ESL and ELT pedagogy courses around the world, this text describes English grammar from a World Englishes perspective. It is distinguished by its focus on the social setting for English as a global language, the latest thinking about grammatical theory, and new theories of how first...

    Published September 23rd 2013 by Routledge