Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching (book)‏‎

Teaching Materials

Author:Jack C. Richards ; Theodore S. Rodgers
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Details:Paperback; 278 pages; 2nd Ed, Pub.2001

This book offers an invaluable overview of the principal approaches to language teaching over the past century, such as, Grammar Translation, Audiolingualism, Communicative Language Teaching, and the Natural Approach.

Each approach and method is examined in terms of its theory of language and language learning, goals, syllabus, teaching activities, teacher and learner roles, materials, and classroom techniques.

Several chapters are also dedicated to:

  • Whole Language
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Neurolinguistic Programming
  • The Lexical Approach
  • Competency-Based Language Teaching
  • Cooperative Language Learning
  • Content-Based Instruction
  • Task-Based Language Teaching
  • The post-Methods Era

Teachers and teachers-in-training will discover that this book is a comprehensive survey and analysis of the major and minor teaching methods used around the world. It seeks not only to clarify the assumptions behind these methods and their similarities and differences, but also to help teachers explore their own beliefs and practices in language teaching.

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