Language in Context in TESOL

Joan Cutting

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract / Description of output

Language in Context for TESOL explores the many uses of English around the world, focusing on the way that meaning can be context-dependent and often implied. Covering basic approaches to linguistic analysis such as Conversation Analysis and Exchange Structure, Speech Act Theory, The Cooperative Principle and Politeness Theories, and using authentic language as it occurs in everyday life, this volume guides the reader towards an understanding of ELT methodology, curriculum, courses and materials in terms of Global Englishes, and how these findings can be applied to English Language Teaching.

Filled with tasks that can be carried out individually or in small groups, as well as independently outside the classroom, Language in Context for TESOL takes into account the variations in physical and economic conditions in ELT classrooms worldwide. Tasks include examples from classrooms around the world, encouraging comparisons across cultures and guiding readers as they adapt suggestions to their own educational requirements.

Key features
•Written specifically for those studying TESOL teaching
•Shows practical applications of language analysis theory to the TESOL classroom
•Concepts and research are presented in an accessible way, regardless of the student's level of teaching experience or linguistic study
•Provides group tasks and independent activities, as well as suggestions for teachers to use in their own classrooms.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages224
ISBN (Electronic)9780748699278
ISBN (Print)9780748642816
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014


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