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ERIC Number: ED436975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 174
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-4-268-00328-2
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)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A