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ERIC Number: ED490784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 175
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 511
ISBN: ISBN-9-7731-6082-3
ISSN: N/A
Teaching and Learning English as a Foreign Language: A Comprehensive Approach
El-Koumy, Abdel-Salam Abdel-Khalek
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The aim of this book is to provide a compromise between past and present theories of language teaching and learning. The book is organized into six main parts. In the first part, the author highlights the strengths and weaknesses of both the skills-based approach and the whole-language approach. He then presents a theory that emphasizes the strengths of both and shares the weaknesses of neither. Part two consists of six chapters that are devoted to the integration of subsidiary skills with main language skills. Part three consists of four chapters that focus on the integration of main language skills with subsidiary skills. Part four consists of four chapters that are devoted to integrating main language skills with each other. Part five deals with the integration of all language skills through literature. Part six consists of two chapters that address error correction and assessment. In following the above organization, the author aims at building gradually toward whole language, and weaving error correction and assessment into the suggested approach. [This book was first published in 2002 by Dar An-Nashr for Universities, Cairo, Egypt.]
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A