Designed for pre-service teachers and teachers new to the field of ELT, What English Teachers Need to Know I and II are companion textbooks organized around the key question: What do teachers need to know and be able to do in order for their students to learn English? The focus throughout is on outcomes, that is, student learning.
Volume I, on understanding learning, provides the background information that teachers need to know and be able to use in their classroom:
the characteristics of the context in which they work
how English works and how it is learned
their role in the larger professional sphere of English language education
Volume II, on facilitating learning, covers the three main facets of teaching:
The texts work for teachers across different contexts (countries where English is the dominant language, one of the official languages, or taught as a foreign language); different levels (elementary/primary, secondary, college or university, or adult education), and different learning purposes (general English, workplace English, English for academic purposes, or English for specific purposes).
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
"This relevant and timely textbook is a reminder that as the ESL and EFL population grows, the field of TESOL will have to continue to find innovative ways to educate those who teach them."-Teachers College Record
"Featuring a clear and simple writing style and a reader-friendly layout, this volume in the set gives background on how English is learned and the role of the teacher in the professional field, integrating current research in English teaching, psychology, neuroscience, pedagogy, cultural studies, and linguistics."-Book News