An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching
An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching provides an engaging, student-friendly guide to the field of foreign language learning and teaching. Aimed at students with no background in the area and taking a task-based approach, this book:
Written by an experienced teacher and author, An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching is essential reading for students beginning their study in the area, as well as teachers in training and those already working in the field.
introduces the theoretical and practical aspects of both learning and teaching;
provides discussion and workshop activities throughout each chapter of the book, along with further reading and reflection tasks;
deals with classroom- and task-based teaching, and covers lesson planning and testing, making the book suitable for use on practical training courses;
analyses different learning styles and suggests strategies to improve language acquisition;
includes examples from foreign language learning in Russian, French, and German, as well as English;
is accompanied by a brand new companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/johnson, which contains additional material, exercises, and weblinks.
Table of Contents
Part 1 BACKGROUND
1 Five learners and five methods
2 What is there to learn?
3 Some views of language and language learning
Part 2 LEARNING
4 Learners and their errors
5 Input, interaction and output
6 Some learning processes
7 Individual language learners: some differences
8 Good language learners and what they do
PART 3 TEACHING
9 Language teaching: a brisk walk through recent times
11 Plans and programmes
12 Ways and means
15 When all has been said: preparing and managing lessons
Keith Johnson is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics and Language Education in the Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Lancaster, UK.