Key Terms for Language Teachers
A Pocket Guide
Alessandro Benati [+–]
The University of Hong Kong
With contributions by Víctor Parra-Guinaldo, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
Key Terms for Language Teachers provides a clear and accurate definition of key terms and aspects of language learning and teaching.
Curriculum and language teaching materials must be genuinely informed by what we know about the nature and role of language and language acquisition. This Pocket Guide peels back the complexity of some of the key terms and aspects in language learning and teaching to reveal some basic notions that readers should know about.
Key features of this guide are:
• easy, reader-friendly style with no citations
• jargon avoided where possible
• technical terms explained in context
• summaries of main points provided
• suggestions for additional reading
Divided into eighteen main entries, this guide is written to avoid a scholarly style and tone using a reader-friendly approach. Key readings are provided at the end of each entry.
Easily readable and accessible to specialist and non-specialist readers, this Pocket Guide provides a comprehensive overview of language and language acquisition.
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