Joined: 21 Nov 2006
|Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:08 am Post subject: Texts on theory and practice of language teaching
I'm looking for text books on the theory and practice of language/English teaching.
I am a psychology graduate so I don't have many problems reading academic style texts. I have taught English for one year in S Korea.
I am hoping to give myself a more solid grounding as an EFL teacher (I didn't really get any training in Korea). I will probably take a TESOL course next year.
Books I am considering at the moment are:
Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching (2nd Ed) - Jack Richards & Theodore Rodgers
Making it Happen: from Interactive to Participatory Language Teaching (3rd Ed) - Patricia Richard- Amato
Principles of Language, Learning and Teaching (5th Ed) - H. Douglas Brown
Teaching by Principles: An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy (2nd Ed) - H. Douglas Brown
Teaching How to Learn: Learning Strategies in ESL - Ken Willing
I would love to hear about your opinions of these texts and/or other texts you have found useful in guiding your teaching, understanding the language learning process and inspiring you.
Thanks to all those who reply.