An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

3rd Edition

Keith Johnson

Published November 23, 2017
Textbook - 326 Pages
ISBN 9780815380177 - CAT# K339186
Series: Learning about Language

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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:

  • 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, which contains additional material, exercises, and weblinks.

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.


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