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English Language Teaching Today

Linking Theory and Practice

  • Willy A. Renandya
  • Handoyo Puji Widodo
  • Guidance for teacher educators on how to provide students with a deeper understanding of English Language Teaching, with a special focus on the Asian context

  • Explores language learning as a cognitive activity and social practice which helps students acquire English as an additional Language

  • Addresses how key SLA theories and empirical findings can be transformed into practice and inform the ways English teaching practices can be productively taught


Part of the English Language Education book series (ELED, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Theories, Research, and Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Willy A. Renandya, Handoyo Puji Widodo
      Pages 3-11
    3. George M. Jacobs, Willy A. Renandya
      Pages 13-23
    4. Ahmar Mahboob, Angel M. Y. Lin
      Pages 25-40
    5. Thomas S. C. Farrell
      Pages 83-94
  3. Pedagogical Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Willy A. Renandya, George M. Jacobs
      Pages 97-110
    3. Lawrence Jun Zhang
      Pages 127-141
    4. Christine C. M. Goh
      Pages 143-159
    5. Yin Ling Cheung
      Pages 179-194
    6. Zhichang Xu
      Pages 195-207
    7. Helena I. R. Agustien
      Pages 209-226
    8. Anna Siyanova-Chanturia, Stuart Webb
      Pages 227-239

About this book


English Language Teaching Today: Linking Theory and Practice provides an up-to-date account of current principles and practices for teaching English in the world today. The chapters, written by internationally recognized language teacher educators and TESOL specialists, introduce the reader to key language skill areas (i.e., listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary) and explain how each skill area can be taught in a principled manner in diverse language learning contexts. Throughout the book, the link between theory and practice is explicitly highlighted and exemplified. 

This reader-friendly book is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in TESOL and other second language education programmes as well as for TESOL professionals who wish to stay current with recent developments in ELT.


Assessments in ELT Classroom practice English as a foreign language English as an additional language (EAL) English as an international language (EIL) English language teaching (ELT) Language teacher education in Asia Linguistic and cultural diversity Modern Media in English language teaching Teaching English for intercultural spoken communication Teaching English for vocational purposes Teaching English in Asian context Teaching pronunciation to learners of English as ...

Editors and affiliations

  • Willy A. Renandya
    • 1
  • Handoyo Puji Widodo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of English Language & Literature, National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of EnglishPoliteknik Negeri JemberJember, Jawa TimurIndonesia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title English Language Teaching Today
  • Book Subtitle Linking Theory and Practice
  • Editors Willy A. Renandya
    Handoyo Puji Widodo
  • Series Title English Language Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title English Language Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-38832-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-81758-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-38834-2
  • Series ISSN 2213-6967
  • Series E-ISSN 2213-6975
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 307
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Education
    Teaching and Teacher Education
    Curriculum Studies
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“This book represents a comprehensive and challenging overview of the status of English language and its teaching worldwide. The writers capture the dynamic and complex nature of English language. The collection captures the worldwide changes in variety and terms of English use and users. It also considers critical issues such as sociolinguistic status. The chapters provide a rich picture of the diversity of communicative purposes in different social settings (e.g., classrooms, workplaces, and academic encounters).” (Steve Mann (Associate Professor), University of Warwick, UK)