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Understanding language teaching : from method to postmethod

Author: B Kumaravadivelu
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006.
Series: ESL and applied linguistics professional series.
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"This book traces the historical development of major language teaching methods in terms of theoretical principles and classroom procedures, and provides a critical evaluation of each. Drawing from seminal, foundational texts and from critical commentaries made by various scholars, Kumaravadivelu examines the profession's current transition from method to postmethod and, in the process, elucidates the relationship  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kumaravadivelu, B., 1948-
Understanding language teaching.
Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006
(OCoLC)608262394
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: B Kumaravadivelu
ISBN: 0805851763 9780805851762 0805856765 9780805856767
OCLC Number: 60245678
Description: xviii, 258 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The pattern which connects. I. Language, learning, and teaching. Language: concepts and precepts --
Learning: factors and processes --
Teaching: input and interaction --
II. Language teaching methods. Constituents and categories of methods --
Language-centered methods --
Learner-centered methods --
Learning-centered methods --
III. Postmethod perspectives. Postmethod condition --
Postmethod pedagogy --
Postmethod predicament --
Postscript: The pattern which comforts.
Series Title: ESL and applied linguistics professional series.
Responsibility: B. Kumaravadivelu.
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It combines a critical evaluation of the traditional methods that form the organizing principles for second and foreign language teacher education, an informed discussion of their strengths and  Read more...

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"As a teacher, I found Kumaravadivelu's book insightful, unique, and at times inspiring." --TESL-EJ; December 2007

 
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