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Linguistics for TESOL

Theory and Practice

Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Hannah Valenzuela
    Pages 1-19
  3. Hannah Valenzuela
    Pages 21-42
  4. Hannah Valenzuela
    Pages 43-63
  5. Hannah Valenzuela
    Pages 65-84
  6. Hannah Valenzuela
    Pages 85-106
  7. Hannah Valenzuela
    Pages 107-130
  8. Hannah Valenzuela
    Pages 131-154
  9. Hannah Valenzuela
    Pages 155-176
  10. Hannah Valenzuela
    Pages 177-198
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 199-206

About this book

Introduction

"Linguistics for TESOL tackles the common problem that TESOL/TEFL/AL students have rarely been previously taught much about language itself. Presenting contemporary issues about language and English in a straightforward, balanced way with a light touch, the author’s teacher personality comes across engagingly. It provides useful training exercises linking practically to the classroom. I would certainly use it with my classes." --Vivian Cook, Newcastle University, UK

"This engaging book brings a practitioner's viewpoint to bear on those issues in applied linguistics that impact on the teaching of English. The author effectively bridges the theory-practice divide, making an accessible introductory text for teachers entering the field, or, for more experienced teachers, an effective means of deepening their professional knowledge base." --Scott Thornbury, The New School, USA

This textbook proposes a theoretical approach to linguistics in relation to teaching English. Combining research with practical classroom strategies and activities, it aims to satisfy the needs of new and experienced TESOL practitioners, helping them to understand the features of the English language and how those features impact on students in the classroom. The author provides a toolkit of strategies and practical teaching ideas to inspire and support practitioners in the classroom, encouraging reflection through regular stop-and-think tasks, so that practitioners have the opportunity to deepen their understanding and relate it to their own experience and practice. This book will appeal to students and practitioners in the fields of applied linguistics, TESOL, EAL, English language and linguistics, EAP, and business English.

Hannah Valenzuela is Senior Lecturer at the University of Derby, UK where she leads the TESOL pathway of the BA (Hons) Education Studies programme. She has been a languages teaching professional for over twenty years. After many years living and working abroad as an English language teacher and teacher trainer, she returned to the UK and spent eight years teaching Spanish and French. She has carried out research into evidence-based languages teaching methodology, and is currently researching EAL provision and policy in secondary education.

Keywords

phonetics phonology discourse analysis syntax pronunciation phonemes word formation writtenness spokenness language ideologies accents and dialects global Englishes linguistic fieldwork sociolinguistics cultural imperialism

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of EducationUniversity of DerbyDerbyUK

About the authors

Hannah Valenzuela is Senior Lecturer at the University of Derby, UK where she leads the TESOL pathway of the BA (Hons) Education Studies programme. She has been a languages teaching professional for over twenty years. After many years living and working abroad as an English language teacher and teacher trainer, she returned to the UK and spent eight years teaching Spanish and French. She has carried out research into evidence-based languages teaching methodology, and is currently researching EAL provision and policy in secondary education.

Bibliographic information

Reviews

“The volume succeeds in building bridges between linguistics and TESOL so that teachers can make linguistics-informed decisions concerning their teaching practice. … I highly recommend this book to novice and experienced teachers as well as tutors in TESOL programmes who teach linguistics-oriented modules.” (Darío Luis Banegas, RELC Journal, August 24, 2020)