Teaching and Learning English as a Foreign Language: A Comprehensive Approach
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), USA, 2004
228 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2013
Date Written: 2004
The aim of this book is to provide a compromise between past and present theories of language teaching and learning. The book is organized into six main parts. In the first part, the author highlights the strengths and weaknesses of both the skills-based approach and the whole-language approach. He then presents a theory that emphasizes the strengths of both and shares the weaknesses of neither. Part two consists of six chapters that are devoted to the integration of subsidiary skills with main language skills. Part three consists of four chapters that focus on the integration of main language skills with subsidiary skills. Part four consists of four chapters that are devoted to integrating main language skills with each other. Part five deals with the integration of all language skills through literature. Part six consists of two chapters that address error correction and assessment. In following the above organization, the author aims at building gradually toward whole language, and weaving error correction and assessment into the suggested approach.
Keywords: Language Skills; English Instruction; Teaching Methods; Whole Language Approach; Writing Skills; Vocabulary Development; Spelling; Grammar; Pronunciation; Handwriting; Listening Skills; Punctuation; Speech Skills; Reading Skills; Integrated Activities; Error Correction; Evaluation
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