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Applied Linguistics and Language Teacher Education

  • Editors
  • Nat Bartels
  • Of interest to those teaching applied linguistics and examines specifically the teaching of applied linguistics in teacher education programs

  • Unlike other books, this provides information about how applied linguists can research the learning of their own students in their own classrooms

  • Competitive titles look at the education of teachers of English as a Second Language, while this book also includes many studies of foreign language teacher education


Part of the Educational Linguistics book series (EDUL, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Teacher Education and Applied Linguistics

  3. Applied Linguistics and Changes in Teachers’ Conceptions, Attitudes and Intentions

    1. Olga S. Villamil, Maria C. M. de Guerrero
      Pages 79-90
    2. Anna Elizabeth Balocco, Gisele de Carvalho, Tania M. G. Shepherd
      Pages 119-134
  4. Investigating Teachers’ Knowledge and Knowledge Use through Teacher-Like Tasks

  5. Investigating Teachers’ Use of Knowledge about Language When Teaching

    1. Lynda Yates, Gillian Wigglesworth
      Pages 261-279
    2. Maria Cristina Lana Chavez de Castro
      Pages 281-293
    3. Clover Jones McKenzie
      Pages 313-324
  6. The Complexity of Teachers’ Knowledge about Language

About this book


Applied Linguistics and Language Teacher Education is aimed at applied linguists who are interested in understanding more about the learning of novice teachers in their classes. The 21 studies in this volume provide information on the complexity of novice teachers’ learning and use of knowledge in a variety of applied linguistics classes such as SLA, Syntax, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Phonetics and Phonology, L2 Reading and Writing, Testing, and Content Based Instruction. These studies were conducted in a variety of contexts, from North and South America to Europe, Asia and Australia, and look at the preparation of teachers of English, Spanish and Chinese.

The book also includes a state-of-the-art summary of research on knowledge acquisition and use which provides applied linguists with a solid basis for developing their ideas about their students’ learning and use of the knowledge presented in their classes.


ESL SLA Second language acquisition Teaching Grammar development language acquisition language classroom language teaching

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

"They provide teachers of applied linguistics with current knowledge on the relationship between applied linguistics and language teacher education … . The volume can be useful to different audiences. … The chapters in this volume would provide an excellent point of departure for introductory courses in research in foreign language education and applied linguistics. … In short, this volume successfully begins a dialogue among the many professionals contributing to the training of language teachers." (Diane W. Birckbichler, Modern Language Journal, Vol. 91 (1), 2007)