Teaching English as a Foreign Language

An Introduction

  • Carola Surkamp
  • Britta Viebrock

About this book


This comprehensive introduction presents the fundamental topics and issues of TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) in 14 chapters. Integrating both profound theoretical and creative practical considerations, the central principles and competence domains of modern foreign language teaching are discussed. Starting with the main classroom agents (teachers and learners), the chapters outline a variety of content areas (language, literature, cultural issues) and thoroughly review materials, media and methods. Additional chapters are concerned with the historical development of English language teaching, its current institutional organisation as well as assessment and evaluation.


Sprachdidaktik Literaturdidaktik Fremdsprachendidaktik Lerntheorie Landeskunde

Editors and affiliations

  • Carola Surkamp
    • 1
  • Britta Viebrock
    • 2
  1. 1.Universität GöttingenGöttingenDeutschland
  2. 2.Universität FrankfurtFrankfurtDeutschland

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