Part I Overview.
1 Language Teaching (Michael H. Long).
Part II Social, Political, and Educational Contexts of Language Teaching.
2 The Social and Sociolinguistic Contexts of Language Learning and Teaching (Sandra Lee McKay and Rani Rubdy).
3 The Politics and Policies of Language and Language Teaching (Robert Phillipson and Tove Skutnabb-Kangas).
4 History of Language Teaching (Diane Musumeci).
Part III Psycholinguistic Underpinnings of Language Learning.
5 The Language-Learning Brain (Alan Beretta).
6 Sequences and Processes in Language Learning (Lourdes Ortega).
7 The Importance of Cross-Linguistic Similarity in Foreign Language Learning (Hakan Ringbom and Scott Jarvis).
8 Cognitive-Psychological Processes in Second Language Learning (Robert M. DeKeyser).
9 Optimizing the Input: Frequency and Sampling in Usage-Based and Form-Focused Learning (Nick C. Ellis).
Part IV Program Design.
10 Bilingual and Immersion Programs (Jim Cummins).
11 Heritage Language Programs (Silvina Montrul).
12 Specific Purpose Programs (Ken Hyland).
13 Study Abroad Research: Findings, Implications, and Future Directions (Joseph Collentine).
14 Less Commonly Taught Languages: Issues in Learning and Teaching (Kira gor and Karen Vatz).
15 Third Language Acquisition Theory and Practice (William P. Rivers and Ewa M. Golonka).
Part V Course Design and Materials Writing.
16 Foreign and Second Language Needs Analysis (James Dean Brown).
17 Syllabus Design (Peter Robinson).
18 Advances in Materials Design (Alan Waters).
19 Corpora in Language Teaching (John Flowerdew).
20 Technology-Enhanced Materials (David Brett and Marta González-Lloret).
Part VI Teaching and Testing.
21 Methodological Principles for Language Teaching (Michael H. Long).
22 Teaching and Testing Listening Comprehension (Larry Vandergrift and Christine Goh).
23 Teaching and Testing Speaking (Martin Bygate).
24 Teaching and Testing Reading (William Grabe).
25 Learning to Read in New Writing Systems (Keiko Koda).
26 Teaching and Testing Writing (Charlene Polio and Jessica Williams).
27 Teaching and Testing Grammar (Diane Larsen-Freeman).
28 Teaching and Testing Vocabulary (Paul Nation and Teresa Chung).
29 Teaching and Testing Pragmatics (Carsten Roever).
30 Task-Based Teaching and Testing (John M. Norris).
31 Radical Language Teaching (Graham Crookes).
32 Diagnostic Feedback in Language Assessment (Antony John Kunnan and Eunice Eunhee Jang).
33 Computer-Assisted Teaching and Testing (Carol A. Chapelle).
Part VII Teacher Education.
34 Language Teacher Education (Renée Jourdenais).
35 Diffusion and Implementation of Innovations (Kris Van den Branden).
Part VIII Assessing and Evaluating Instruction.
36 Current Trends in Classroom Research (Rosamond F. Mitchell).
37 Issues in Language Teacher Evaluation (Kathleen M. Bailey)
38 Investigating the Effects and Effectiveness of L2 Instruction (Rick de Graaff and Alex Housen).
39 Program Evaluation (Steven J. Ross).
“The Handbook offers state-of-the-art research-based analysis on what is currently known about language teaching. The inclusion of new and fast-growing issues as well as the variety of topics is indeed one of its strongest features.” (Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2012)
- A comprehensive reference work on language teaching, which combines the latest research findings, coverage of core topics, and examples of teaching experience from a variety of languages and settings
- Provides a unique breadth of coverage, including: the psycholinguistic underpinnings of language learning; social, political, and educational contexts; program design; materials writing and course design; teaching and testing; teacher education; and assessment and evaluation
- Offers a balanced evaluation of the major positions and approaches, including examining the increasingly important social and political context of language teaching
- Written by an international and interdisciplinary group of authors from a dozen different countries; English is only one of the many languages used as examples throughout the volume