Key Terms for Language Teachers - A Pocket Guide - Alessandro Benati

Alessandro Benati [+-]
The University of Hong Kong
Alessandro Benati is Director of CAES at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is known for his work in second language acquisition and second language teaching. He has published ground-breaking research on the pedagogical framework called processing instruction. He is a member of the REF Panel 2021 and Honorary Professor at the University of York SJ.


Key Terms for Language Teachers , comprised of 15 pocket guides each forming one chapter of the book is a guide for language teachers, students and general readers interested in the field of language teaching. The purpose of the book is to make the complex nature of key terms and issues in language teaching a fairly simple and logical endeavour and to ensure there is clarity about the meaning and nature of certain terms and issues (sometime when compared to others) in language learning and teaching so to avoid misconceptions. This book peels back the complexity of key terms in the related fields of language teaching and learning to reveal some basic notions that readers should be aware of. The individual chapter pocket guides are easily readable and accessible to specialist and non-specialist. Each single guide is written avoiding a scholarly style and tone and using a reader-friendly approach and contains the following features: Think for a moment; What is ….?; So, what are the main points?; Read more about it.

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Benati, Alessandro. Communication. Key Terms for Language Teachers - A Pocket Guide. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Oct 2022. ISBN 9781781798812. Date accessed: 27 Oct 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38032. Oct 2022

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