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Teaching Language in Context

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Teaching Language in Context is THE essential methods text for anyone teaching or learning to teach a foreign language. Teaching Language in Context is the musthave reference text for every foreign language instructor.
Paperback, 512 pages
Published October 18th 2000 by Heinle (first published January 1986)
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Tom Emanuel
Aug 02, 2013 Tom Emanuel rated it liked it
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I'll be teaching an intro-level German course this coming year, my first FL teaching experience, and I found Omaggio Hadley's text a valuable (albeit dry) primer. Her discussion of cognitive bases of language learning and its situation of language teaching and learning in cultural and communicative contexts especially helpful as I prepare. I read the third edition, published in 2000, so there may be more recent research to refine or modify some of the material here, but I'd still recommend the ...more
Michael Thigpen
Sep 22, 2014 Michael Thigpen rated it it was amazing
This text is excellent for language teachers. While it is written with an academic audience in mind, it is clear and above all drives home the essential point that modern language teaching should be taught with the learners in mind. It goes into fair detail how to do this.

Also, an excellent Christmas gift for boring language lecturers.
Jessica Montalvo
Jan 26, 2012 Jessica Montalvo rated it liked it
I really liked this book because it gave foreign language teachers a conceptual framework for teaching a foreign language. It offers examples of various teaching methods and dissects every aspect of the learning process. I read this book during my education methods course.
Joe Meservy
I didn't read much of this although it was the text for my class. Basically, it ran through all the methods of teaching a second language (particularly Japanese). The book is very technical/method based.
Derek Dewitt
Apr 14, 2014 Derek Dewitt rated it really liked it
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Sure, it's dry in parts, but compared to some of the linguistics books I've been reading it's an adventure story. Hadley is clear and insightful and the practical suggestions are invaluable.
Mar 05, 2012 Alaina rated it it was ok
This is the driest textbook that I have ever read; I can barely get through the chapters. She definitely knows what she is talking about, but is not an engaging author.
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