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Introduction to TESOL

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Becoming a Language Teaching Professional

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<p><b>A comprehensive introduction to&nbsp;TESOL&nbsp;for&nbsp;new and future teachers of English, offering a full and detailed view of the&nbsp;process of becoming a language teacher&nbsp;</b></p> <p><i>Introduction to TESOL: Becoming a&nbsp;Language&nbsp;Teaching&nbsp;Professional</i>&nbsp;presents&nbsp;an expansive and well-balanced view of both the interdisciplinary knowledgebase and professional opportunities in the field&nbsp;of language teaching.&nbsp;Written&nbsp;to help aspiring TESOL educators understand how to&nbsp;begin their careers, this comprehensive&nbsp;textbook&nbsp;covers both the&nbsp;foundational&nbsp;linguistic&nbsp;elements of TESOL as well as the practical&nbsp;pedagogical aspects&nbsp;of&nbsp;the discipline.&nbsp;</p> <p>Written with the needs of the introductory student in mind,&nbsp;this&nbsp;book&nbsp;delves into the essentials of&nbsp;English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL)&nbsp;teaching,&nbsp;covering&nbsp;professional organizations, language acquisition theories, instructional practices, professional development, and more. Readers are provided with clear descriptions of&nbsp;recent research and&nbsp;contemporary practices, numerous illustrations and&nbsp;examples&nbsp;highlighting&nbsp;key material,&nbsp;and&nbsp;engaging&nbsp;real-world vignettes from professionals teaching&nbsp;internationally. Offering&nbsp;a coherent overview and contextualized orientation of&nbsp;the field of&nbsp;TESOL, this&nbsp;guide:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Discusses&nbsp;the differences in TESOL approaches&nbsp;in&nbsp;international&nbsp;settings&nbsp;</li> <li>Addresses the current state&nbsp;and potential future of TESOL&nbsp;with a view for new developments in teaching pedagogy and language research&nbsp;</li> <li>Explores the history and development of the field, including the political, social, and cultural decisions made about language teaching and learning&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Describes the specializations, niches, and subfields within the discipline of TESOL&nbsp;</li> <li>Explains&nbsp;what,&nbsp;how and why TESOL educators need a working understanding of linguistics&nbsp;and second language acquisition theories&nbsp;</li> <li>Outlines the scope of the profession and how to engage in professional organizations to grow in expertise&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><i>Introduction to TESOL: Becoming a Language Teaching Professional</i>&nbsp;is essential reading for students and educators&nbsp;planning to&nbsp;enter this dynamic and rewarding area of&nbsp;language teaching.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

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