This book serves as a comprehensive reference resource for current and prospective English language teachers, students of TESOL, academics, and other professionals working within the field of Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL). As an essential single-volume resource, TESOL: A Guide explores TESOL in three dimensions: as a profession, as a field of study, and as an international association. In doing so, it offers a thorough summary of themes and issue relevant to TESOL's multiple dimensions, including a practical overview of the TESOL profession and a compendium of current TESOL research topics and methodologies. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of TESOL International Association, a key section of the book highlights the development of this association and features the reflections of several previous TESOL International Association presidents. Readers will also appreciate the extensive glossary and appendix of TESOL resources, both of which are designed to comprise a valuable and manageable guide for newcomers to the field, as well as for developing practitioners and researchers.
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Jun Liu is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Associate Provost for International Initiatives at Georgia State University, USA. Cynthia M. Berger is a PhD student in the Department of Applied Linguistics & ESL at Georgia State University, USA.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents Acknowledgements Table of Contents Foreword (TBT) Preface 1. Introduction: What is TESOL? 1.1 The Three Dimensions of TESOL 1.1.1 TESOL as a Profession 1.1.2 TESOL as a Field of Study 1.1.3 TESOL as an International Association 1.2 The TESOL Study: A Historical Perspective 1.2.1 Methodology 1.2.2 Findings 1.2.3 Emergent Issues 1.2.4 The Habits & Abilities of a Future TESOL Professional 2. TESOL as a Profession 2.1 Introduction: What is the TESOL Profession? 2.2 Certificate Programs 2.2.1 Common Certificates 2.2.2 Endorsement Certificates 2.3 Degree Programs 2.3.1 Bachelor of Arts or Science in TESOL 2.3.2 MA or MED in TESOL 2.3.3 PhD in TESOL 2.4 Standards 2.4.1 What are TESOL Standards? 2.4.2 TESOL International Association Standards 2.4.3 A Proposed Framework of Standards for Teachers of English in ESL/EFL Settings 2.5 Professional Development 2.5.1 What is Professional Development? 2.5.2 What are the Purposes of Professional Development? 2.5.3 What is Reflective Teaching? Critical Reflection? 2.5.4 How can I Learn from Colleagues? 2.5.5 How can I Acquire New Knowledge? 2.5.6 How can I Solve a Particular Problem in the Classroom? 2.5.7 How can I Keep my Skills Current with Advances in Technology and/or Changes in the Field? 2.5.8 How can I Advance my Career? 2.5.9 How can I Prevent Burnout, Feel Less Isolated, and/or Find Fulfillment in my Work? 2.5.10 Graduate Student Professional Development 3. TESOL as a Field of Study 3.1 TESOL Research 3.1.1 What is TESOL Research? 3.1.2 What are Some Characteristics of TESOL Research? 3.1.3 What are the Steps in Doing TESOL Research? 3.1.4 What is the TESOL Research Agenda? 3.2 TESOL Research Methodology 3.2.1 TESOL Methodological Considerations 3.2.2 TESOL Research Methodological Options 3.2.3 Action Research as a TESOL Research Methodological Option 3.2.4 The Uniqueness of TESOL Research as a Methodological Option 3.3 Pertinent Issues in TESOL 3.3.1 Communicative Competence 3.3.2 Affective Variables 3.3.3 The Role of Grammar 3.3.4 The Role of Technology 3.3.5 English as a lingua franca (ELF), English as an International Language (EIL), and World Englishes (WE) 3.3.6 Non-native English Speakers in TESOL 3.3.7 Teacher Education and Development 3.3.8 Multilingualism and Multiculturalism 3.3.9 Teaching English to Younger Learners (TEYL) 3.3.10 Assessment and Testing 4. TESOL as a Professional Association 4.1 Evolution of TESOL as an International Association 4.1.1 History of TESOL: An interview with James Alatis 4.1.2 Reflections of Leaders of TESOL 4.2 The Scope of TESOL International Association Today 4.2.1. TESOL Membership 4.2.2 TESOL Governance 4.2.3 TESOL Standing Committees 4.2.4 TESOL Interest Sections 4.2.5 TESOL Affiliates 4.2.6 TESOL Advocacy 4.2.7 TESOL Staff Office 4.3 Resources of TESOL International Association 4.3.1 TESOL Conventions 4.3.2 TESOL Symposia 4.3.3 TESOL Academies 4.3.4 TESOL Position Statements, Professional Papers, and Briefs 4.3.5 TESOL Publications 4.3.6 TESOL Community 4.3.7 TESOL Resource Center 4.3.8 TESOL Webinars and Online Courses 4.3.9 TESOL Awards and Grants 5. TESOL Resources 5.1 Common TESOL Acronyms and Initialisms 5.2 TESOL-Related Professional Associations 5.3 TESOL Job Market and Job Placement Eesources 5.4 TESOL Research Outlets 5.5 Web Resources for TESOL 5.5 TESOL-Related Terminology 6. References 7. Index
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