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2nd Edition

What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume II
Facilitating Learning

ISBN 9780367225773
Published February 20, 2020 by Routledge
346 Pages

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Book Description

Designed for pre-service and novice teachers in ELT, What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volumes III, and III are companion textbooks organized around the key question: What do teachers need to know and be able to do in order to help their students to learn English? 

In the Second Edition of Volume II, Murray and Christison return to this essential question and cover the three main facets of teaching: planning, instructing, and assessing L2 English instruction. Addressing new skills and strategies that ESL and EFL teachers require to meet the needs of their shifting student populations who are impacted by changing demographics, different learning contexts, and digital environments, this book offers a strong emphasis on practical applications for classroom teaching that is grounded in current research.

 This updated and expanded Second Edition features:

  • a new section on teacher learning, including a chapter on exploring digital technologies in ELT
  • new and updated classroom examples throughout
  • discussions of how teachers can prepare for contemporary challenges, such as population mobility and globalization.

The comprehensive texts work for teachers across different contexts—where English is the dominant language, an official language, or a foreign language; for different levels—elementary/primary, secondary, university, or adult education; and for different learning purposes—general English, workplace English, English for academic purposes, or English for specific purposes.

Table of Contents

PART I: Planning for Learning

1. Planning Curriculum

2. Planning Lesson Content

3. Planning Activities and Managing Classroom Interaction

4. Selecting and Adapting Materials

PART II: Instructing for Learning

5. Teaching Young Learners

6. Teaching Adolescent Learners

7. Adult Immigrants and Refugees

8. Postsecondary Adult Learners

9. Workplace Literacy

10. Integrating Language and Content

PART III: Assessing for Learning

11. Classroom-based Assessment

12. Large-Scale Assessment

13. Program Evaluation

PART IV: Continuing Teacher Learning

14. Exploring One’s Own Instruction

15. Exploring the Use of Digital Technologies in English Language Teaching

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Denise E. Murray is Professor Emeritus at Macquarie University, Australia, and Professor Emeritus at San José State University, USA.

MaryAnn Christison is a Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Utah, USA.