A comprehensive overview of second language instruction, this volume delivers an introduction to SLA fundamentals from an instructional perspective, skillfully summarizing current language theories and methods. This textbook concisely outlines the principles of predominant language-teaching approaches, both past and present, and evaluates their effectiveness. …Highly
appropriate for preservice teachers and language instructors alike… .
Studies in Second Language Acquisition 36.3
The book is helpful to researchers and teachers working on teaching of second language as a reference guide to ESL Teaching concepts. It serves as a good supplement to theories in ESL. A comparison of the traditional methods and the modern teaching technique, without subscribing to any particular method is impressive.
It is a very nice contribution to the field because of its theoretical/conceptual and innovative presentation of the topics. A valuable resource for researchers, graduate students and anyone interested in language teaching and language acquisition with a particular reference to input and processing.
Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes, Associate Professor in Spanish, University of Plymouth
This textbook provides a clear introduction to key issues in the teaching of second languages. Each of its chapters contains useful information for trainee and more experienced teachers, as both groups will find ideas based on research findings on how languages are learned.
Professor María del Pilar García Mayo, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)