What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume I: Understanding Learning by Denise E. MurrayWhat English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume I: Understanding Learning by Denise E. Murray

What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume I: Understanding Learning

byDenise E. Murray, Maryann ChristisonEditorDenise E. Murray

Hardcover | August 24, 2010

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Designed for pre-service teachers and teachers new to the field of ELT,What English Teachers Need to Know IandIIare companion textbooks organized around the key question:What do teachers need to know and be able to do in order for their students to learn English?The focus throughout is on outcomes, that is, student learning.

Volume I, onunderstanding learning, provides the background information that teachers need to know and be able to use in their classroom:

  • the characteristics of the context in which they work
  • how English works and how it is learned
  • their role in the larger professional sphere of English language education

Volume II, onfacilitating learning, covers the three main facets of teaching:

  • planning
  • instructing
  • assessing

The texts work for teachers across different contexts (countries where English is the dominant language, one of the official languages, or taught as a foreign language); different levels (elementary/primary, secondary, college or university, or adult education), and different learning purposes (general English, workplace English, English for academic purposes, or English for specific purposes).

Denise E. Murrayis Professor Emeritus, Macquarie University, Australia, and Professor Emeritus, San Jose State University .She has taught prospective and in-service ELT teachers for more than 4 decades in Australia, the US, the UK, and Thailand; has developed numerous courses in MA TESOL programs in Australia and the US; has conducted ...
Title:What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume I: Understanding LearningFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:August 24, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415806380

ISBN - 13:9780415806381

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Identity and Context  1. Learner Identities  2. The World of English  3. English Learning around the World  4. The Cultural Context  5. Learning about Identity and Setting Part 2: Teacher Language Awareness  6. The Sound System  7. The Word System  8. The Sentence System  9. Beyond the Sentence: Spoken and Written Language 
Part 3: Learning 10. Theories of Learning  11. An Introduction to Second Language Acquisition  12. Second Language Acquisition and Language Pedagogy  13. Learning Theories in the Classroom 
Part 4: Professionalism 14. Sustaining Professionalism 

Editorial Reviews

"This relevant and timely textbook is a reminder that as the ESL and EFL population grows, the field of TESOL will have to continue to find innovative ways to educate those who teach them."¿ Teachers College Record "Featuring a clear and simple writing style and a reader-friendly layout, this volume in the set gives background on how English is learned and the role of the teacher in the professional field, integrating current research in English teaching, psychology, neuroscience, pedagogy, cultural studies, and linguistics." ¿Book News