Prentice Hall is proud to present a 1st edition
Language Teaching Methods text
by Klaus Brandl.
Communicative Language Teaching in Action takes an eclectic approach to presenting theoretical concepts and application, which has a solid foundation that is supported by empirical research data. The conceptual foundation in this book draws upon a plethora of theoretical and empirical research findings in second language acquisition, cognitive psychology and brain research, and puts forth those instructional practices that have been found to achieve the highest effects in language learning.
Communicative Language Teaching in Action serves a dual goal:
1. Provides a conceptual foundation on many issues related to language learning and teaching. A solid understanding of theoretical issues in language pedagogy must be considered fundamental to being effective as a teacher.
2. Emphasizes the pragmatic side of language teaching by demonstrating and applying many theoretical concepts in context. It includes a wide range of examples, taken from textbooks in different languages. Whole and excerpts of actual lessons, developed by experienced language teachers in the field, are also provided to demonstrate how communicative language teaching is put into action. All chapters further include a set of practical guidelines that allow instructors to apply communicative teaching strategies to their own learning contexts.