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The Foundations and Versatility of English Language Teaching (ELT)

Editor(s): Christoph Haase, Natalia Orlova, Joel Head

Book Description

While the field of ELT studies sees continued horizontal and vertical diversification, it is also time to take stock of what has made the discipline the field it presents itself as today. As horizontal diversification, we can identify trends that involve a continued inclusion of more fields of study into the family of methods and approaches of ELT. Especially in the technical sense, e-learning has matured and new forms of online learning and teaching have emerged, be it via teleconferences or short-message services for vocabulary training. However, a massive extension has occurred within the so-called social media. The vertical dimension affects a depth of analysis not seen even a decade ago, when for example small and relatively simple learner corpora were used for linguistic analysis that rarely went beyond rote frequency counts. The increasing sophistication in these two dimensions is also reflected in the research papers collected in this volume.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-0631-2
ISBN-10: 1-5275-0631-2
Date of Publication: 01/04/2018
Pages / Size: 293 / A5
Price: £61.99


Christoph Haase is a Researcher and Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics. With a background in the natural sciences and in English and German linguistics, he is primarily interested in morphosyntactic phenomena of temporality and causation from a cognitive perspective. His other research interests are in first and second language acquisition, English language teaching, and corpus studies in the field of English for academic purposes. After 10 years of working at German universities, he currently works at the English Department at the University of J. E. Purkyne, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic.

Natalia Orlova is the Head of the Department of English and Associate Professor of TEFL at the Faculty of Education of the University of J. E. Purkyne, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. She has also worked at Herzen State Pedagogical University in Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation, and is the co-author of a number of textbooks for school and university students. Her main research interests include ways of developing pre-service EFL teachers’ professional competence and cross-cultural issues.

Joel Head is a teacher of English Literature and Composition with a special interest in poetry and poetics. He has completed studies in both California and the Czech Republic. After a stint in publishing in New York City, he served for five years in the US Army as a Russian linguist. He currently works at the University of J.E. Purkyně, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic.