A Brief Introduction to ELT Methodology is an abridged overview of past and current methodology within the English Language Teaching profession. It provides readers with a snapshot of ELT methodology from both theoretical and practical viewpoints. That is, it begins with an overview of ELT history before moving onto a brief outline of developmental, communicative and alternative approaches and methods in ELT. It then covers sections on Curriculum and Syllabus, and Assessment in ELT. Next, the book provides an introduction to the way ELT works in the classroom through sections on classroom techniques, teaching language systems (grammar), teaching receptive skills, and teaching productive skills (writing). Finally, the book suggests a number of ways to exploit content texts in CLIL.
Being an introductory resource, A Brief Introduction to ELT Methodology may not appeal to the experienced ELT professional. Rather, the book may appeal more to those readers who are at the beginning of their teaching careers and would like to dig deeper into the area of ELT methodology. This brief introduction might suit those who are currently enrolled on initial teacher training courses or on 'Licenciatura en Enseñanza de Idiomas'/'Licenciatura en Lenguas Modernas Especialidad Inglés' in Latin-American contexts. Lecturers and teacher trainers on these courses may also use this book as an introductory volume before referring students to more detailed and specialised textbooks.
Key features: examples of practical applications of theoretical issues discussed in the book; self-study activities at the end of each chapter (with answers); 'Food for thought boxes' within chapters (with commentaries included at the back); links to carefully selected YouTube® videos throughout the book, which help the reader gain deeper understanding of topics discussed; a bibliography and suggestions for further reading at the end of chapters; a glossary and abbreviations section at the back of the book.