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The Foundations of Teaching English as a Foreign Language

1st Edition

By Paul Lennon

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312 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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Description

An introductory textbook that assumes no prior knowledge of linguistics or second language acquisition, this book presents a comprehensive overview of the theoretical foundations, methods, and practices of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) for preservice teachers. Lennon covers the theoretical bases for TEFL and addresses second language acquisition research, past and present EFL teaching methodology, as well as psychological and social approaches to individual language learner variation. Further chapters provide extensive yet accessible coverage on essential foundational topics, including chapters on pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, literature, and testing. Offering a sociocultural approach in which the teacher is seen as a facilitator and supporter of students’ self-directed learning, this text provides the prospective teacher with the knowledge and skills to be an effective educator in the EFL classroom.

The targeted EFL focus makes this book ideal for pre-service teachers and for teacher training programs around the world. Each chapter includes a Food for Thought section with questions for reflection and a Further Reading list.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Language Acquisition and Language Learning 2. Language Teaching Methods 3. Individual Learner Differences 4. Facilitating Classroom Learning 5. Pronunciation 6. Grammar 7. Vocabulary 8. Listening and Speaking 9. Reading and Writing 10. Literature in the Language Classroom 11. Language Testing

About the Author

Paul Lennon is Professor of TEFL, Bielefeld University, Germany (retired).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General