1st Edition

Handbook of Practical Second Language Teaching and Learning

Edited By Eli Hinkel Copyright 2023
    540 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    540 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This authoritative volume is a practical, comprehensive, and state-of-the-art overview of current knowledge and research on second and foreign language teaching and learning.

    Thorough and reader-friendly, the Handbook is organized logically into six parts that address all major areas of L2/FL teaching and learning:

    • Part I: Learning Contexts and Language Teaching covers the diverse populations of language learners, their needs, and the challenges they face
    • Part II: Curriculum and Instruction addresses curriculum and materials design, and includes exemplars of instructional approaches with wide applicability across contexts
    • Part III: Listening and Speaking overviews listening pedagogy, speaking skills, and pronunciation, among other key topics
    • Part IV: Reading and Writing includes chapters on all practical matters related to learning to write in another language, with attention to spelling, orthography, extensive reading, and more
    • Part V: Vocabulary and Grammar discusses assumptions and practical approaches on vocabulary and grammar instruction, with attention to important topics such as academic writing and multiword expressions
    • Part VI: Intercultural Communication and Pragmatics concludes the Handbook with an examination of language learning across social, cultural, and regional differences

    Bringing together leading experts in the field, the contributors offer important perspectives on major, established, and emerging topics. Each chapter overviews important developments, key research, and considerations and applications for effective second language instruction. A well-rounded, readable, and up-to-date resource, the Handbook is a compendium of the ongoing changes, innovations, and practices in L2/FL teaching and learning. It is an essential resource for students, teachers, faculty, and professionals.


    Eli Hinkel

    Part I. Learning Contexts and Language Teaching

    Chapter 1. The Changing Landscape of English Language Teaching and Learning

    David Nunan

    Chapter 2. Second Language Literacy: Kindergarten to Grade 12

    Reginald Arthur D’Silva and Lee Gunderson

    Chapter 3. Teaching L2 Academic Language in K-12: A Contextual and Developmental


    Maria Estela Brisk

    Chapter 4. English for Academic Purposes

    Christine M. Tardy

    Chapter 5. English for Specific Purposes: Classroom Needs Analysis

    James Dean Brown

    Chapter 6. Teaching English to Young Learners

    Sue Garton and Serdar Tekin

    Chapter 7. English as a Lingua Franca

    Andy Kirkpatrick and Iris Schaller-Schwaner

    Part II. Curriculum and Instruction

    Chapter 8. Curriculum in Language Teaching

    Kathleen Graves

    Chapter 9. Materials Development for Language Learning: Ways of Connecting Practice and Theory in Coursebook Development and Use

    Brian Tomlinson

    Chapter 10. Content-Based Instruction: Innovations and Challenges

    Marguerite Ann Snow

    Chapter 11. Corpus Uses in Language Teaching

    Eric Friginal and Ashleigh Cox

    Chapter 12. Computer Assisted Language Learning

    Greg Kessler

    Chapter 13. Digital Literacies and Language Learning

    Rodney H. Jones

    Chapter 14. Teaching Online: Design for Engagement

    Maggie Sokolik

    Chapter 15. Professional Learning through Professional Development for Second

    Language Teachers

    MaryAnn Christison and Denise E. Murray

    Part III. Listening and Speaking

    Chapter 16. Teaching Listening: Dichotomies, Choices, and Practices

    Anne Burns and Joseph Siegel

    Chapter 17. Second Language Listening

    Michael Rost and Steven Brown

    Chapter 18. Teaching Speaking to Language Learners in the 21st Century

    MaryAnn Christison

    Chapter 19. Teaching Speaking in L2 Contexts

    Willy A. Renandya and Minh Thi Thuy Nguyen

    Chapter 20. Effective Pronunciation Teaching

    Donna M. Brinton

    Chapter 21. Pronunciation and Technology

    John M. Levis and Ivana Rehman


    Part IV. Reading and Writing

    Chapter 22. Teaching and Learning English Spelling

    Adam Brown

    Chapter 23. L2 Writing: Toward a Theory-Practice Praxis

    Lawrence Jun Zhang

    Chapter 24. Feedback on L2 Student Writing: Current Trends and Future Directions

    Dana R. Ferris

    Chapter 25. Principles for Reading Instruction

    William Grabe and Fredricka L. Stoller

    Chapter 26. Building a Convergent Model of the Interlanguage Reading System

    Barbara Birch

    Chapter 27. Extensive Reading

    Rob Waring

    Part V. Vocabulary and Grammar

    Chapter 28. Teaching and Learning Vocabulary

    Paul Nation

    Chapter 29. Re-Examining Some Conventional Assumptions in Vocabulary Teaching:

    What Can We Learn from the Research?

    Penny Ur

    Chapter 30. Taking a Practical Approach to Academic Vocabulary in Second Language Teaching and Learning

    Averil Coxhead and Thi My Hang Nguyen

    Chapter 31. Teaching and Learning Multiword Expressions

    Eli Hinkel

    Chapter 32. Teaching Grammar for a Purpose in Academic Writing

    Jan Frodesen

    Chapter 33. The Grammar Choices that Matter in Academic Writing

    Nigel A. Caplan

    Part VI. Intercultural Communication and Pragmatics

    Chapter 34. Principles of Teaching Intercultural Communication in TESOL

    Lixian Jin and Martin Cortazzi

    Chapter 35. Teaching and Learning Pragmatics

    Naoko Taguchi


    Eli Hinkel is Professor of Linguistics and MA-TESL Programs at Seattle Pacific University, USA.