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The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching, 8 Volume Set




The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching, 8 Volume Set

J. I. Liontas (Editor-in-Chief), TESOL International Association (With)

ISBN: 978-1-118-78422-8 February 2018 Wiley-Blackwell 5824 Pages


2019 PROSE Award Subject Category Winner - Multivolume Reference/Humanities.

Honorable Mention for RUSA’s 2019 Dartmouth Medal.

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. Fifteen 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
  • Current Trends and Future Directions in English Language Teaching (online only)

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

NEW THEME: 27 newly published articles covering Current Trends and Future Directions in English Language Teaching, edited by John I. Liontas - now published online only!

Volume I

Editor-in-Chief ix

Project Editor xi

Associate Editors xiii

Editorial Board xvii

International Advisory Board xix

Contributors xxi

Full List of Entries xlix

Alphabetical List of Entries lxvii

The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching: From Inception to Publication lxxxiii

Project Editor Acknowledgements xcv

TESOL Introduction xcvii

Teaching English as an International Language 1

Introduction 3

List of Entries 5

Entries A–W 7–476

Volume II

Approaches and Methods in English for Speakers of Other Languages 477

Introduction 479

List of Entries 483

Entries A–Y 485–964

Non-Native English-Speaking Teachers (NNESTs) 965

Introduction 967

List of Entries 971

Entries A–W 973–1250

Volume III

Teaching Listening 1251

Introduction 1253

List of Entries 1255

Entries A–W 1257–1590

Teaching Speaking and Pronunciation 1591

Introduction 1593

List of Entries 1595

Entries A–V 1597–1996

Volume IV

Teaching Reading 1997

Introduction 1999

List of Entries 2001

Entries A–V 2003–2262

Teaching Writing 2263

Introduction 2265

List of Entries 2267

Entries A–W 2269–2624

Volume V

Teaching Grammar 2625

Introduction 2627

List of Entries 2631

Entries A–W 2633–3000

Teaching Vocabulary 3001

Introduction 3003

List of Entries 3005

Entries B–U 3007–3446

Volume VI

Sociocultural Aspects of English Language Teaching 3447

Introduction 3449

List of Entries 3451

Entries A–W 3453–3738

Teaching and Technology 3739

Introduction 3741

List of Entries 3743

Entries A–W 3745–4178

Volume VII

Organizational and Administrative Issues 4179

Introduction 4181

List of Entries 4183

Entries A–W 4185–4446

Teacher Training and Professional Development 4447

Introduction 4449

List of Entries 4451

Entries A–W 4453–4836

Volume VIII

Assessment and Evaluation 4837

Introduction 4839

List of Entries 4843

Entries A–W 4845–5334

Index 5335