How do you approach teaching English in the contemporary classroom?
What is expected of a would-be English teacher?
The fourth edition of this best-selling text combines theory and practice to present an indispensable introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching English in the secondary classroom. It offers insight into the history, policies and definitions surrounding the subject, together with innovative and practical strategies which can be used for effective teaching and learning.
Already a major text for many university teacher education courses, the new edition reflects the extent and impact of current reforms whilst retaining its focus on what is of enduring value for English teaching. With an emphasis on developing your own values and on stimulating approaches that underpin English teaching, it will help you navigate your way through changing curriculum requirements, assessment practice and the demands of professional development.
Key topics explored include:
Written particularly with the new and student teacher in mind, Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School aims to equip readers with the tools to make critically informed judgements about how to teach, develop principled practice and most importantly, be mindful of pupils and their experience of English in the secondary classroom.
Introduction to the Fourth Edition Introduction to the First Edition Notes on Contributors 1. Which English? 2. Battles for English 1894-2014 3. English as Curriculum Subject 4. Speaking and Listening 5. Reading 6. Writing 7. Teaching Languages and Grammar 8. Media Education and ICT in English 9. Working with Digital Technologies 10. Drama in Teaching and Learning English 11. Approaching Shakespeare 12. Possiblities with Poetry 13. Advanced Level English 14. Critical Practice