The Leading eBooks Store Online

for Kindle Fire, Apple, Android, Nook, Kobo, PC, Mac, Sony Reader ...

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

The Language Teaching Matrix

Curriculum, Methodology, and Materials

The Language Teaching Matrix
Add to cart
US$ 31.00
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
Richards explains how effective language teaching involves a network of interactions between curriculum, methodology, teachers, learners, instructional materials. The paperback edition is an invaluable source for courses in language curriculum development, materials development, and teaching practice. It is also for use in courses on language teaching methodology and teacher preparation. The author views effective language teaching as a network of interactions involving the curriculum, methodology, the teacher, the learner, and instructional materials (hence the metaphor of a matrix). Each chapter discusses and examines the theoretical and practical dimensions of a central issue in language teaching. Among the topics covered are curriculum development, designing instructional materials, the nature of effective teaching, self-monitoring in teacher development, language and content, and teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing. Richards presents key issues in an accessible and highly readable style, and shows how teachers and teachers-in-training can be involved in the investigation of classroom teaching and learning. The emphasis is not on prescriptions but rather on developing effective teaching through understanding the various factors that interact in second language learning and in the second language classroom.
Cambridge University Press; March 1990
199 pages; ISBN 9780511473951
Read online, or download in secure PDF format