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Changing Methodologies in TESOL

ISBN-10: 0748646191

ISBN-13: 9780748646197

Edition: 2013

Authors: Jane Spiro

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This textbook connects research to practice in TESOL methodology and is the first to demonstrate TESOL methods in multiple global contexts. Covering core topics from vocabulary and grammar to teaching, writing, speaking, and listening, the volume emphasizes contemporary interpretations and their effect on language classrooms worldwide. It also investigates the meaning of "methods" and "methodology" and their influence on teaching, while confronting the underlying assumptions and beliefs shaping a teacher's work. In its examination of different approaches to language teaching, the volume explores the development of these methods in relation to common understandings of language, learning technologies, learners, and their sociocultural context. The volume covers three main areas in TESOL study: the impact of learner needs; language context and culture; learning and teaching approaches; knowledge of language and its impact on methods, from individual words to whole texts; and multiple literacies and competences for modern-day scenarios, including academic and web literacy and sociocultural and intercultural competence. This text also follows the influence of world Englishes on teaching strategies and methods, as well as approaches to grammar and learner development. Designed specifically for students of TESOL teaching, each chapter deploys global case studies of English teaching to illustrate core principles, along with guided assignments, such as article critique, case study analysis, and small-scale classroom research.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 5/30/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

BILL BISHOP was a reporter for the Austin American-Statesman when he began research on city growth and political polarization with the sociologist and statistician Robert Cushing. Bishop has worked as a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader, and, with his wife, owned and operated the Bastrop County Times, a weekly newspaper in Smithville, Texas. He lives in Austin.Jane Spiro, who lives in Devon, drew inspiration from many oral and write sources, as well as her own experiences living and working in Poland,communities for this book.

Useful Abbreviations
Teaching Case Studies
Series Editors' Preface
Acknowledgements
The Meaning of Methods
Introduction
Defining Methods
Practice Before Methods
Methods and Post-methods
Conclusion
Methods and the Language Learner
Learning Theories and Methods
Introduction
An Overview of Learning Theories: Beliefs and Practices
An Overview of Teaching Methods: Methods into Practice
The Forces of Change: Methodologies and Where We Are Now
Further Reading
Conclusion
Guided Reading
The Place of the Learner in Methods
Introduction
The Individual Learner and Methods
Learner Contexts
Where Learning Happens: Location
How Learning Happens: Professional Culture
Why Learning Happens: Needs Analysis
Language Contexts: Which English?
Further Reading
Conclusion
Guided Reading
The Language in Methods
Grammar in Methods Paul Wickens
Introduction
What Is Grammar? Exploring Our Conceptions of Grammar
What Should Teachers Know about Learning Grammar?
Learning Grammar, Teaching Grammar
Further Reading
Conclusion
Guided Reading
Vocabulary in Methods
Introduction
Teaching Vocabulary: Trends, Influences, Understandings
What Does It Mean to Know a Word?
Developing Strategies for Acquiring Vocabulary
Further Reading
Conclusion
Guided Reading
Teacher Knowledge and the Four Language Skills: Understanding Written and Spoken Language in the Twenty-First-Century World
Introduction
Teacher Knowledge of the Written Word: What Should the Teacher Know?
What Should Teachers Know about the Reading Process?
What Should Teachers Know about the Writing Process?
Teacher Knowledge of the Spoken Word: What Should the Teacher Know?
Teacher Knowledge of Pronunciation: What Should the Teacher Know?
Further Reading
Conclusion
Guided Reading
Methods and Principles for Integrating the Four Skills: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
Introduction
Design Principles for Integrating the Skills
Designing the Written Word into the Lesson: Reading and Writing
Designing Talk into the Lesson: Speaking and Listening
Further Reading
Conclusion
Guided Reading
The World in the Classroom
Multiple Literacies: Professional, Academic and Web Literacies in Methods
Introduction
What Are Multiple Literacies? with Lynn Errey
Teaching for Academic and Professional Literacies
Teaching for Web Literacies Liam Murray with John Eyles
Further Reading
Conclusion
Guided Reading
Cultural Competences in Methods
Introduction
The Interface Between Teaching Language and Teaching Culture
Teaching for Social and Pragmatic Competence
Teaching for Intercultural Competence
Further Reading
Conclusion
Guided Reading
Windows into TESOL Classrooms: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?
Windows into TESOL Classrooms with classroom examples by John Eyles
TESOL Present and Future: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?
Teacher as Reflective Practitioner and the Primacy of Experience
Bibliography
Index