Author: Rod Ellis
Hardback: ISBN: 144433610X 9781444336108 Pages: 392 Price: U.S. $ 99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 1444336118 9781444336115 Pages: 392 Price: U.S. $ 49.95
In recent years, great strides have been made in our understanding of what makes foreign language teaching most effective. "Language Teaching Research and Language Pedagogy" provides a critical overview of the most up-to-date research centered on the second language classroom, and examines the implications of this research for both the teaching and learning of foreign languages. The book offers illuminating insights into the important relationship between research and teaching, and the inherent complexities of the teaching and learning of foreign languages in classroom settings. It traces the development of language teaching research and examines current methodology used to investigate the L2 classroom, considering comparative method studies and various aspects of L2 classroom interaction, with a focus on contributions from both teachers and learners. Additional topics covered include current research on tasks, the relationship between interaction and L2 learning, form-focused instruction, and the mediating role played by individual learner factors such as language aptitude and motivation. A concluding chapter considers myriad ways that classroom research can inform language pedagogy.