RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 43757590 LA English T1 Routledge encyclopedia of language teaching and learning A1 Byram, Michael., PB Routledge PP London; New York YR 2001 SN 0415120853 9780415120852 AB The encyclopedia offers a comprehensive range of articles on contemporary language teaching and its history. Themes covered include: methods and materials, assessment and testing, contexts and concepts, influential figures, related disciplines, such as psychology, anthropology and sociolinguistics. It covers the teaching of languages in particular countries and also deals with a wide range of specific languages, including Japanese, Chinese and Arabic, as well as English, French, German and Spanish. There are 35 articles dealing with issues such as communicative language teaching, early language learning, teacher education and syllabus and curriculum design. A further 160 entries focus on topics such as biligualism, language laboratories and study abroad. Numerous shorter items look at language and cultural institutions, professional associations and acronyms. Multiple cross-references enable the user to browse from one entry to another, and there are suggestions for further reading.