Teaching English to Second Language Learners in Academic Contexts: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking

Jonathan M. Newton, Dana R. Ferris, Christine C.M. Goh, William Grabe, Fredricka L. Stoller, Larry Vandergrift

February 20, 2018 by Routledge
Textbook - 286 Pages
ISBN 9781138647602 - CAT# Y228311
Series: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

USD$49.95

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Features

  • Provides the fundamental knowledge ESL and EFL teachers need to teach the four language skills—reading,writing, listening, speaking
  • Demonstrates what research has to say about successful skill performance—helps readers understand how each of the skills works
  • Emphasizes application to practice—applies information about the four skills to a wide range of pedagogical tasks that can be successfully used in various language learning contexts
  • Addresses unit planning, options for assessment, and the role of digital technologies for each skill
  • Offers essential information on integrated instruction of the skills

Summary

Teaching English to Second Language Learners in Academic Contexts: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking provides the fundamental knowledge that ESL and EFL teachers need to teach the four language skills. This foundational text, written by internationally renowned experts in the field, explains why skills-based teaching is at the heart of effective instruction in English for academic purposes (EAP) contexts. Each of the four main sections of the book helps readers understand how each skill—reading, writing, listening, and speaking—works and explains what research has to say about successful skill performance. Pedagogically focused chapters apply this information to principles for EAP curriculum design and to instructional activities and tasks adaptable in a wide range of language-learning contexts. Options for assessment and the role of digital technologies are considered for each skill, and essential information on integrated-skill instruction is provided. Moving from theory to practice, this teacher-friendly text is an essential resource for courses in TESOL programs, for in-service teacher-training seminars, and for practicing EAP teachers who want to upgrade their teaching abilities and knowledge bases.

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