LINGUIST List 32.365

Fri Jan 29 2021

Books: Essentials for Successful English Language Teaching, 2nd edition: Farrell, Jacobs

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <>

Date: 29-Jan-2021
From: Khadija Ahmed <>
Subject: Essentials for Successful English Language Teaching, 2nd edition: Farrell, Jacobs
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Title: Essentials for Successful English Language Teaching, 2nd edition
Published: 2020
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)

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Author: Thomas S. C. Farrell
Author: George M. Jacobs
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350093423 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 19.79
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350093416 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 19.79
Hardback: ISBN: 9781350093409 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 65.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781350093393 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 21.99

Editor's Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced title.

This book is about how to teach English as a second language and how second language students learn. With Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) at its centre, it takes a practical approach to second language teaching backed up by clearly explained theory. Presenting eight essential principles across twelve chapters, the book covers Learner Autonomy, Social Learning, Integrated Curriculum, Meaning, Diversity, Thinking Skills, Alternative Assessment and Teacher Co-learning, and shows how technology and reflective teaching can be used to support and enhance these essentials in the classroom. Combining theory and practice, Essentials for Successful English Language Teaching explains how these principles interweave and support each other within the CLT paradigm, demonstrating why they are best implemented as a whole, rather than one at a time.

Now revised and brought fully up to date, this new edition includes:
- A brand new chapter covering technology and cooperation in teaching practice and how they support CLT-based activities
- Vignettes for each essential principle to consolidate theory and demonstrate best practice
- Updated real world examples, drawing on teaching experiences from North America, Africa and Asia

Taking a 'big picture' view that assumes no prior knowledge of linguistics or language education, Essentials for Successful English Language Teaching is an energising and fun guide for language practitioners.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng)

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