Language in Context in TESOL (Edinburgh Textbooks in TESOL EUP)
- Publish Date: 2015-02-01
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Joan Cutting
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.