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Teaching English as a Foreign Language, 1912-1936

Pioneers of ELT

Edited by Richard C. Smith

Routledge – 2004 – 2,632 pages

Series: Logos Studies in Language and Linguistics

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Description

This collection focuses on the work of the major pioneers working in the 1920s and 1930s whose research and writings laid the methodological foundations for post-World War II British approaches to English as a foreign language teaching (ELT). These early pioneers included Harold E. Palmer (in Japan), Michael West (in India), and Laurence Faucett (in China). Separately and jointly (at the 1934-5 'Carnegie Conference'), they succeeded in establishing a principled basis for the teaching of English to speakers of other languages, different in significant respects from teaching English as a 'first language' in Britain and the Empire.

Contents

Volume One: Percival Christopher Wren and H. Wyatt

Volume Two: Harold E. Palmer

Volume Three: Michael West

Volume Four: Lawrence Faucett

Volume five: Towards Carnegie

Name: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, 1912-1936: Pioneers of ELT (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Richard C. Smith. This collection focuses on the work of the major pioneers working in the 1920s and 1930s whose research and writings laid the methodological foundations for post-World War II British approaches to English as a foreign language teaching (ELT). These early...
Categories: English & Literacy/Language Arts, Modern Foreign Languages, Language Teaching & Learning