The Handbook of Language Teaching

The Handbook of Language Teaching

Editor(s): Michael H. Long, Catherine J. Doughty

Published Online: 5 NOV 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405154895

Online ISBN: 9781444315783

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315783

About this Book

Bringing together an international and interdisciplinary team of contributors, this Handbook is a wide-ranging and invaluable reference guide to language teaching.

  • A comprehensive reference work on language teaching, which combines the latest research findings, coverage of core topics, and examples of teaching experience from a variety of languages and settings
  • Provides a unique breadth of coverage, including: the psycholinguistic underpinnings of language learning; social, political, and educational contexts; program design; materials writing and course design; teaching and testing; teacher education; and assessment and evaluation
  • Offers a balanced evaluation of the major positions and approaches, including examining the increasingly important social and political context of language teaching
  • Written by an international and interdisciplinary group of authors from a dozen different countries; English is only one of the many languages used as examples throughout the volume

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Overview

  2. Part II: Social, Political, and Educational Contexts of Language Teaching

  3. Part III: Psycholinguistic Underpinnings of Language Learning

  4. Part IV: Program Design

  5. Part V: Course Design and Materials Writing

  6. Part VI: Teaching and Testing

  7. Part VII: Teacher Education

  8. Part VIII: Assessing and Evaluating Instruction

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