Of the first edition: '...marvellous...covers the major developments in language teaching theory since the 1950s with wit, authority and a breathtaking breadth of perspective; it is readable, concise and instructive...recommend it to your students.'Ann Ryan, BAAL Newsletter “This much-needed book will be an excellent text for courses in Language Acquisition within second language teacher education programs. There is a wealth of new knowledge, new vocabulary, and new perspectives which not only contribute to specialized aspects of teacher training but will enrich students' general education as well.' Patsy Lightbown, Professor of applied Linguistics, concordia University.
How do people learn languages? Vivian Cook's highly successful second Language Learning and Language Teaching has proved immensely valuable to teachers as an introduction to aspects of second language acquisition research where it relates to practical language teaching and the classroom.
This new. enlarged edition has been thoroughly updated in the lightof recent developments in the field and the author has laid greater emphasis on theimplications of SlA studies for the classroom. There are exercises and expanded sections at the end of chapters offering practical help and tips for teachers approaching second language acquisition for the first time.