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2nd Edition

Teaching ESL/EFL Reading and Writing

ISBN 9780367433765
Published October 2, 2020 by Routledge
212 Pages

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Book Description

The second edition of this bestselling text, Teaching ESL/EFL Reading and Writing, is a fully updated and expanded guide for teaching learners at all levels of proficiency how to develop their reading and writing skills and fluency. Practical and accessible, this book covers a diverse array of language teaching techniques suitable for all contexts.

Updated with cutting-edge research and theory, the second edition is an essential and engaging text. Key insights and suggestions are organised around four strands – meaning-focused input, meaning-focused output, language-focused learning, and fluency development – to allow teachers to design and present a balanced programme for their students. Bringing together research and theory in applied linguistics and education, the text includes useful examples and practical strategies and features new topics related to technology, assessment, and genre. The second edition includes new tasks and further reading sections in every chapter.

Teaching ESL/EFL Reading and Writing is designed for practising and pre-service teachers of all levels, and is ideal for certificate, diploma, masters, and doctoral courses in English as a second or foreign language.

Table of Contents

1 Learning to Read in Another Language  2. Using the Four Strands to Plan a Reading or Writing Course  3. Intensive Reading  4. Extensive Reading  5. Reading Faster  6. Assessing Reading  7. Helping Learners Write  8. The Writing Process  9. Writing and Digital Technology  10. Information Transfer and Topic Types  11. Responding to Written Work  12. Applying Principles to Reading and Writing Courses

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I.S.P. Nation is Professor Emeritus in Applied Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

John Macalister is Professor in Applied Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.