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An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching By Keith Johnson

An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

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Aimed at students beginning their study of these fields, this book provides essential background information and deals with language learning and teaching in a clear and comprehensible way. Attention is also given to practical matters related to classroom teaching. The book covers both theoretical and practical aspects of the field.
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An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching by Keith Johnson

An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching presents an engaging, student-friendly guide to the fields of foreign language learning and teaching. Aimed at students beginning their study of these fields, the book provides essential background information and deals with language learning and teaching in a clear and comprehensible way. Attention is also given to practical matters related to classroom teaching.The book covers both theoretical and practical aspects of the field and provides suggestions throughout for discussion and workshop activities. Although most of the examples used deal with English as a foreign language, the book offers a suitable introduction for teachers of any foreign language.

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'a very fine book...well-informed and coherent' "ELT Journal" "'...a soundly written text that would be very appropriate for prospective FL teachers at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The content is appropriate, uncomplicated, and engaging.' "Mark Darhoweer, North Carolina University, The Modern Language Journal 86 (2002)." 'I ask myself this question; 'Would I like to use this book on my pre-service or in-service training course?' And my answer is a resounding YES.'"Peter Medgyes, ELT, July 2002." Written in an entertaining and accessible style, this book is a welcome addition to the ever increasing literature on foreign language learning and teaching . Chaoqun Xie, GuangdongUniversity of Foreign Studies

Table of Contents


PART 1: BACKGROUND1. Five learners and five methods 2. What is there to learn? 3. Some views on language and language learning PART 2: LEARNING 4. Learners and their errors 5. Acquisition: some characteristics 6. Acquisition: some theories 7. Learningxxx;and aquisition again 8. Individual language learners: some differences 9. Good language learners and what they doPART 3: TEACHING 10. Language teaching: a brisk walk through recent times 11. Contexts 12. Plans 13. Ways and means 14. Skills 15. Tests 16. References Index

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GOR001951679
An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching by Keith Johnson
Keith Johnson
Learning About Language
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education Limited
2001-01-18
352
0582290864
9780582290860
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