ERIC Number: ED436975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Fundamentals of English Language Teaching.
Kitao, S. Kathleen; Kitao, Kenji
English is not the most widely spoken language in the world, but it is the most widely used by non-native speakers, making the teaching of English as a Second Language a very important endeavor. This book provides an overview of English language teaching, giving the reader a general background on the issues related to language teaching--particularly language acquisition. Topics covered include the following: reasons why people study English; the history of language teaching methodology; fundamentals of language learning and acquisition for both first and second languages; the relationship between language and other skills; the importance of instructor teaching plans; teaching of the four skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing); teaching vocabulary; teaching about English-speaking cultures; and the role of evaluation in teaching (techniques for doing it effectively and how to use such information). The book also includes chapters on using technology in the classroom; how to find and use the resources available from teacher professional organizations; professional development; and a guide to information available via the Internet. There is also an appendix about the Web resource offered by the authors, "On-Line Resources and Journals Related to ELT, Linguistics, and Communication." (KFT)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Grammar, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Internet, Language Role, Language Skills, Language Teachers, Language Tests, Language Usage, Lesson Plans, Professional Development, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Testing, Vocabulary Development
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
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