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Communicative Language Teaching in Action

Putting Principles to Work (Second Edition)
Klaus Brandl
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Communicative Language and Teaching in Action: Putting Principles to Work serves as an engaging and informative guide for second and foreign language teachers in training or for those pursuing a new career as language educators. The text demonstrates principles and practices of communicative and task-based language teaching, equipping readers with an innovative and effective approach to language instruction.

The conceptual foundation of the book is based upon theoretical and empirical findings drawn from second language acquisition research, cognitive psychology, and brain research. It emphasizes successful instructional practices in a communicative and task-based approach to language learning. The book features copious examples of learning activities in different languages and lessons developed by experienced language teachers.

Dedicated chapters cover the principles of communicative language teaching and task-based instruction; lesson planning; vocabulary and grammar in language learning; feedback and error correction; the development of listening, oral communication, reading, and writing skills; and assessment.

The second edition features updated literature review in all chapters, new and dynamic teacher-training tasks, and reorganized and fresh content throughout the text, as well as a new chapter on writing and language learning.

Communicative Language Teaching in Action is an ideal resource for courses and programs in foreign language education.

Klaus Brandl is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics for German in the Department of Germanics at the University of Washington, where he directs the language program. He is widely known for his research on language teacher training and language learning and technology. His articles have appeared in major journals such as The Modern Language Journal, Language Learning & Technology, ReCALL, and Die Unterrichtspraxis, and he has contributed chapters to many books. He is the co-author of Epar Bangla Opar Bangla: Bangla Across Borders, a first-year textbook for Bangla.
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