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An A-Z of ELT

A dictionary of terms and concepts

Price: £26.80

A fully cross-referenced alphabetical guide to ELT designed for all teachers of English, explaining the terminology of English-teaching methodology, language and linguistics.  


Author(s): Scott Thornbury

An A-Z of ELT is a fully cross-referenced alphabetical guide to ELT designed for all teachers of English. It explains the terminology of English-teaching methodology, language and linguistics. The list of entries includes terms and skills that are central to language teaching, such as listening and assessment, as well as topics that are easily confused, such as inductive and deductive learning.
This book takes a pragmatic approach to terminology in the sense that every concept is embedded into a practical context. Each entry provides a short summary of the major issues, debates and practical implications associated with each concept, as well as making connections between related concepts.


This book is suitable for all teachers, from trainee and practicing teachers to teacher trainers.
ISBN: 978140570683
Publisher: Macmillan Education
Publication: 17 May 2006
Content: The book is divided into three main fields: language, learning and teaching. In turn, these are subdivided into the following categories: language-related topics, including discourse and pragmatics, functions and notions), grammar, linguistics, phonology, sociolinguistics and vocabulary; learning-related topics, including psychology and psycholinguistics and second language acquisition; and teaching-related topics, subdivided into methodology, professional development and testing.
Scott Thornbury is a teacher and teacher educator, with over 30 years' experience in English language teaching, and an MA from the University of Reading. He is currently Associate Professor of English Language Studies at the New School in New York. His writing credits include several award-winning books for teachers on language and methodology. He is also the Academic Director of the International Teacher Development Institute (iTDi), an online campus dedicated to teacher development.