ELT Basics
ELT Basics

ELT Basics

A Beginner’s Guide to English Language Teaching

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY

154 Pages, 6 x 8

Formats: ebook: EPUB, Paperback

Paperback, $37.95 (US $37.95) (CA $50.95)

Publication Date: March 2023

ISBN 9781953745163

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Overview

ELT Basics is an invaluable resource for those seeking a straightforward, practical, and foundational understanding of English language teaching. This book covers a broad range of important topics, such as what it means to “know” a language, how people learn new languages, and what teachers can do to teach English effectively. In this concise volume, you’ll find lists, visuals, and other resources to maximize understanding, even with limited time. Whether you’re looking for a basic understanding of ELT or considering a career in language teaching but want to know more first, this book will teach you about language acquisition as well as how to plan, instruct, and assess multilingual learners of English. With its global audience-minded approach and its final chapter highlighting resources to help you continue your teaching journey, ELT Basics is the perfect springboard for further reflection and learning about teaching the English language.

**This title also includes a companion website with online resources.**

Reviews

"The book is an up-to-date core text on ELT, covering issues such as nativeness, correctness, and translanguaging, highlighting the different contexts and domains of language use and language learning needs but not forgetting the history of language teaching and acquisition research. I would definitely purchase the book as an introductory text for my teacher candidates."  —Khanh-Duc Kuttig, MA TESOL; TESOL Practitioner and Teacher Educator

‚Äč"This book would give a new teacher of English learners, with no prior education in ESOL teaching, a degree of confidence in knowing how to create a successful lesson with suitable techniques that not only work but are enjoyable and proven to be successful. ELT Basics has made me reflect on my current practice and provided ideas I can try in the classroom. It is accessible for current practitioners with demanding workloads and should be on the reading list of prospective teachers in current university programmes."  —Rachel Lamb, Secondary Trained Science Teacher of 25 Years, newly working with former refugee students

"This book would give a new teacher of English learners, with no prior education in ESOL teaching, a degree of confidence in knowing how to create a successful lesson with suitable techniques that not only work but are enjoyable and proven to be successful. ELT Basics has made me reflect on my current practice and provided ideas I can try in the classroom. It is accessible for current practitioners with demanding workloads and should be on the reading list of prospective teachers in current university programmes."  —Rachel Lamb, Secondary Trained Science Teacher of 25 Years, newly working with former refugee students

Author Biography

Dr. Jan Edwards Dormer has taught English and trained English teachers for 35 years in many different countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa. She has taught adult English learners in a broad range of programs, including those for immigrants, university students, and professionals. She has also taught children in both school-based classes and private programs. She currently works in teacher education in the United States, while also traveling to provide professional development in other countries.