In grade school, no one would have ever guessed I'd grow up to become a linguist-- I was the kid who got Cs in French and couldn't produce a trill to save my life! I went to university majoring in civil engineering-- relieved that there was no language requirement for that major. But I ended up switching to geophysics, thinking that it would be less restrictive than engineering, and that it would allow me to spend more time in the mountains (which turned out to be wishful thinking)...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
An indispensable guide on how to prepare activities for use in the language classroom. Using the experience of teachers and task designers, it gives detailed information on the procedures which designers follow and will therefore be essential reading for all those who want to learn to write good language teaching materials.
CONTENTS Acknowledgements Why Study Task Design Some Studies in Expertise Studying Task Designers at Work A Look at Two Designers Designing Language Teaching Tasks: Beginnings Designing Language Teaching Tasks: Middles and Ends The Good Task Designer: Some Hypotheses Evaluating and Teaching Task Design Appendices References Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
KEITH JOHNSON is Professor of Linguistics and Language Education at Lancaster University. His recent publications include *An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching* (2001), *Encyclopedic Dictionary of Applied Linguistics*(1998), and *Language Teaching and Skill Learning* (1996). He is the founding editor of the journal *Language Teaching Research*.