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The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching, 8 Volume Set

J. I. Liontas (Editor-in-Chief)
ISBN: 978-1-118-78422-8
5824 pages
January 2018, Wiley-Blackwell
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The definitive reference in the field of English language teaching

The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching explores the theoretical and practical aspects of English language instruction by providing an essential, go-to reference resource for educators, professionals, researchers, and students world-wide. Over 750 entries written by leading practitioners and scholars from around the globe reflect the collaborative efforts of a truly international team of editors and advisory board members.

The Encyclopedia is arranged thematically and entries are ordered A-Z within each of these themes. Fourteen key topic areas are covered:

  • Approaches & Methods
  • Assessment
  • English as an International Language
  • NNESTs
  • Organizational Issues
  • Sociocultural Aspects
  • Teaching Grammar
  • Teaching Listening
  • Teaching Reading
  • Teaching Speaking
  • Teaching Vocabulary
  • Teaching Writing
  • Technology
  • Training & Development

Each entry is organized into three sections: “Framing the Issue,” “Making the Case,” and “Pedagogical Implications,” in which the Author presents proven applications and recommendations that may be immediately employed.

Unparalleled in scope, The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching is an indispensable professional resource for all ELT/ESL practitioners everywhere. This work is also available as an online resource at www.tesolencyclopedia.com.

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Author Information

JOHN I. LIONTAS, PhD, holds a doctorate in second language acquisition and teaching and is a tenured associate professor of ESOL and director and doctoral faculty of TESLA (Technology in Education and Second Language Acquisition) at the University of South Florida. He is a distinguished thought leader, author, and practitioner in the fields of applied linguistics, second language acquisition, and ESL/EFL and the recipient of over two dozen local, state, regional, national, and international teaching awards and honors.

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