Designed for pre-service teachers and teachers new to the field of ELT, What English Teachers Need to Know I and II are companion textbooks organized around the key question: What do teachers need to know and be able to do in order for their students to learn English? The focus throughout is on outcomes, that is, student learning.
Volume I, on understanding learning, provides the background information that teachers need to know and be able to use in their classroom:
Volume II, on facilitating learning, covers the three main facets of teaching:
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).
"This relevant and timely textbook is a reminder that as the ESL and EFL population grows, the field of TESOL will have to continue to find innovative ways to educate those who teach them."—Teachers College Record
"Featuring a clear and simple writing style and a reader-friendly layout, this volume in the set gives background on how English is learned and the role of the teacher in the professional field, integrating current research in English teaching, psychology, neuroscience, pedagogy, cultural studies, and linguistics."—Book News
Part 1: Identity and Context 1. Learner Identities 2. The World of English 3. English Learning around the World 4. The Cultural Context 5. Learning about Identity and Setting Part 2: Teacher Language Awareness 6. The Sound System 7. The Word System 8. The Sentence System 9. Beyond the Sentence: Spoken and Written Language
Part 3: Learning 10. Theories of Learning 11. An Introduction to Second Language Acquisition 12. Second Language Acquisition and Language Pedagogy 13. Learning Theories in the Classroom
Part 4: Professionalism 14. Sustaining Professionalism
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.