Oxford Applied Linguistics: A History of ELT, Second Edition

Paperback | June 10, 2004

byA.P.R. Howatt, H.G. Widdowson

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A history of English Language Teaching that takes the reader from the Renaissance to the present day. The book covers all the important phases of the history from a global perspective. It has been brought up-to-date with three new chapters, including a final chapter by Henry Widdowson.

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A history of English Language Teaching that takes the reader from the Renaissance to the present day. The book covers all the important phases of the history from a global perspective. It has been brought up-to-date with three new chapters, including a final chapter by Henry Widdowson.

A.P.R. Howatt has retired as Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, of which he is a graduate. Professor Henry Widdowson is an internationally acclaimed authority in applied linguistics and language teaching. His many books, articles, and lectures have been seminal in establishing both the field of appli...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:438 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 1.18 inPublished:June 10, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0194421856

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List of illustrationsAcknowledgementsNote on spellingNote on terminologyPreface to the second editionIntroductionPart One: 1400-1800Section 1: Practical language teaching1. The early years2. 'Refugiate in a strange country': the refugee language teachers in Elizabethan London3. Towards 'the great and common world'4. Guy Miand#232;ge and the second Huguenot exile5. The spread of English language teaching in EuropeSection 2: On 'fixing' the language6. An overview: 1550-18007. Two proposals for orthographical reform in the 1500sThe work of John Hart, Chester Herald Richard Mulcaster's Elementarie8. Two pedagogical grammars of English for foreign learnersBen Jonson's English GrammarJohn Wallis's Grammatica Linguae Anglicanae9. 'Things, words and notions'10. The language 'fixed'Latin schools and English schoolsSwift's proposal for a British AcademyTowards Standard EnglishPart Two: 1800-1900IntroductionEnglish language teaching in the EmpireEnglish language teaching in EuropeSection 1: English language teaching in the Empire11. Teaching English overseas: similarities and contrastsReports on specific territoriesTeaching English in IndiaConclusionSection 2: English language teaching in Europe12. The grammar-translation methodThe origins of the methodLanguage teaching in schools: some Anglo-German contrastsLanguage learning by adults: the 'practical approach' of Ahn and Ollendorff13. Individual reformersOverview'All is in all': Jean Joseph JacototThe Rational Method of Claude MarcelThomas Prendergast's 'Mastery System'Franand#231;ois Gouin and the 'Series'14. The Reform MovementThe scope of the MovementThe principles of reformThe Klinghardt experimentThe role of phoneticsThe work of Henry Sweet: an applied linguistic approach15. 'Natural methods of language teaching' from Montaigne to BerlitzLearning a language through 'constant conversation'Rousseau and PestalozziThe origins of the Direct MethodPart Three: 1900 to the present daySection 1: English language teaching since 1900: the making of a profession16. The teaching of English as a foreign or second language: a surveyPhase 1 1900-46: Laying the foundationsPhase 2 1946-70: Consolidation and renewalPhase 3 1970 to the present day: Language and communicationSection 2 Aspects of English language teaching since 190017. Harold Palmer and the teaching of spoken languagePalmer's life and workPalmer's methodology18. Choosing the right wordsMichael West and the teaching of readingThe Basic issueCarnegie and after19. Old patterns and new directionsThe establishment of ELT and the post-war consensusA.S. Hornby and the teaching of structural patternsThe early impact of applied linguistics (1941-60)The end of the EmpireNew directions in language teaching in the 1960s20. The notion of communicationThe communicative approachCommunication and language learningThe Threshold Level ProjectEnglish for Special/Specific Purposes (ESP)The Bangalore ProjectConclusion21. A perspective on recent trendsbr /by H. G. WiddowsonA chronology of English language teachingBibliographyIndex

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'To sum up, this fine book should be required reading for all members of the profession, if by profession, we include all the personages and movements that have made us what we are.' - BAAL Reviews, 2005