Celebrated by reviewers as being “the greatest language book I have ever read,” this text has been touted as the best overview of basic principles and strategies for English language teaching.
Written in Dìaz-Rico's passionate style, the second edition of Strategies for Teaching English Learners continues to be a one-stop introduction to teaching English to speakers of other languages. It includes an introduction to the fascination and challenges of teaching English learners and offers a comprehensive overview of learning theories and teaching strategies. A breakthrough in language teaching and learning, this thought-provoking text includes coverage of second language acquisition issues and techniques, as well as attention to such controversial topics as the influence of culture on schooling, the cultural practices of schooling, and the sociopolitical context of education.
Thoroughly updated, the second edition includes a description of the unique contributions of non-native-English-speaking teachers make to the teaching of English, up-to-date information on the demographics of English learners and the demand for English teachers worldwide, a profile of an elementary school with an innovative social-justice curriculum approach, suggestions about the use of learning centers in English-as-a-foreign-language elementary classrooms, an expanded definition of culture to include a contemporary emphasis on identity, a critical view about the study of gender and race in the classroom, new ways to incorporate volunteers into classroom instruction, ways to encourage “virtual volunteering,” and finally project-based learning and service learning are creatively combined in Chapter 15 as ways to link English learners with the larger community.
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