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Language Teaching Methodology By David Nunan

Language Teaching Methodology
by David Nunan

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Comprising a general ELT methodology for ELT teachers, this work covers the development of listening, speaking, writing and reading skills, as well as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Also discussed are classroom management, materials development and learning strategies.
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Language Teaching Methodology: A Textbook for Teachers by David Nunan

Comprising a general ELT methodology for ELT teachers, this work covers the development of listening, speaking, writing and reading skills, as well as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Also discussed are classroom management, materials development and learning strategies.

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Table of Contents


Part 1 An empirical approach to language teaching methodology: defining "methodology"; research into language processing and production; the context and environment of learning; classrooms in action; exploring language classrooms; how to use this book. Part 2 Listening: bottom-up and top-down views of listening; identifying different types of listening; textual connectivity; listening purpose; what makes listening difficult?; listening texts and tasks; investigating listening comprehension. Part 3 Speaking in a second language: identifying different types of speaking; predictability and unpredictability; the concept of "genre"; the difficulty of speaking tasks; classroom interaction; stimulating oral interaction in the classroom; investigating speaking and oral interaction. Part 4 Reading - discourse perspective: bottom-up and top-down views on reading; scheme theory and reading; research into reading in a second language; reading and social context; types of reading text; the reading lesson; investigating reading comprehension. Part 5 Developing writing skills: differences between spoken and written language; writing as process and writing as product; the generic structure of texts; differences between skilled and unskilled writers; writing classrooms and materials; investigating writing development. Part 6 Mastering the sounds of the language: a contrastive approach to pronunciation; recent theory and research; pronunciation in practice; investigating pronunciation. Part 7 Vocabulary: the status of vacabulary in the curriculum; word lists and frequency counts; vocabulary and context; vocabulary development and second language acquisition; semantic networks and features; memory and vocabulary development; investigating the teaching and learning of vocabulary. Part 8 Focus on form - the role of grammar: the "traditional" language classroom; second language acquisition research and its influence on practice; grammatical consciousness-raising; pedagogic materials and techniques for teaching grammar; investigating the teaching and learning of grammar. Part 9 Focus on the learner - learning styles and strategies: research into learning styles and strategies; the "good" language learner; a learner-centred approach to language teaching; learning strategies in the classroom; investigating learning strategy preferences. Part 10 Focus on the teacher - classroom management and interaction: amount and type of teacher talk; teacher questions; feedback on learner performance; classroom management in action; investigating teacher talk. Part 11 Materials development; commercial materials; research on materials in use; materials and methods; materials design; materials adaptation; investigating materials. Part 12 Language teaching methods - a critical analysis: the psychological tradition; the humanistic tradition; the second language acquisition tradition; investigating methods.

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GOR001573560
Language Teaching Methodology: A Textbook for Teachers by David Nunan
David Nunan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education Limited
1991-07-01
252
0135214696
9780135214695
N/A
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