Designed for pre-service teachers and teachers new to the field of ELT, Volume II and its companionare companion textbook, Volume I, are volumes organized around the key question: What do teachers need to know and be able to do in order for their students to learn English? Volume I covers the characteristics of the context in which teachers work, how English works and how it is learned, and the teacher’s role in the larger professional sphere of English language education. Volume II coversthe three main facets of teaching: planning, instructing, and assessing. The focus throughout is on outcomes, that is, student learning.
The texts work for teachers across different contexts (countries where English is the dominant language, one of the official languages, or taught as a foreign language); different levels (elementary/primary, secondary, college or university, or adult education), and different learning purposes (general English, workplace English, English for academic purposes, or English for specific purposes).
Part 1: Planning 1. Planning Curriculum 2. Planning Lesson Content 3. Planning Activities and Managing Interaction 4. Planning Materials
Part 2: Instructing for Learning 5. Teaching Young Learners 6. Teaching Adolescent Learners 7. Adult Immigrant and Refugees 8. Post Secondary Adults 9. Workplace Literacy 10. Integrating Language and Content 11. Exploring One’s Own Instruction
Part 3: Assessing for Learning 12. Formative and Alternative Assessment 13. Large-scale Assessment 14. Program Evaluation
This series provides essential texts on teaching English as a second language and applied linguistics. It includes authored and edited volumes to be used as primary or supplementary texts in graduate-level and teacher training courses to enhance students’ and practicing teachers’ professional qualifications and knowledge. Each text is designed to promote the current and growing body of knowledge in applied linguistics and second language teaching, including advances in teacher education and the study of language.
Specifically, the series includes, but is not limited to, current uses of applied linguistics research in teaching a variety of second language skills, such as reading, writing, speaking and listening; materials and curriculum design; literacy; English for academic purposes; and research methods.
The texts also deal with broad domains of professional preparation related to socio-cultural perspectives and current issues/topics in teaching and learning a second language.
Books in the series benefit not only students, but experienced teachers, curriculum developers, teacher trainers, program administrators, and other second and foreign language professionals seeking to advance and update their knowledge and expertise.